Gus is currently fostering in Tampa, FL. Gus is approximately 1 1/2 years old and has the most beautiful cashmere coloring and green/golden eyes. Gus is neutered, vaccinated, and house and crate trained and an absolute joy to have around.

Gus was abandoned when his family moved and left him and his sister (or mother, we’re not sure of the relationship) behind. They sat on the porch for days before finally moving into the woods to search for food. We don’t know how long they lived in the woods but we’re aware of a minimum of 2 months. A good Samaritan started putting food out for them and they would wait until dark to sneak out and eat and dart back into the safety of the woods. They were eventually tricked into a yard and caught and taken immediately to vet to be taken care of. Hence, the reason we say no other animals for this duo. We don’t know what they went through while trying to survive so for everyone’s safety, they will not be placed in home with cats or other animals. Gus has a very high prey drive and it could be a result of fending for himself in the woods.

He must have been a loved family member at one time because he has perfect house manners. He discovered the toy box and will pull out all of his favorites and play with each one. He bounces around like a puppy (You Tube video link below). It is so much fun watching him blossom into a dog again.

If you are interested in giving Gus his happily ever after, please submit an adoption application at so we can see if he/she would be a good fit for you and your family. It is our policy at American Bulldog Rescue not to place the same gender dogs in a home. Adoptions are most successful and harmonious with opposite genders. Please also note: No one will be considered without first submitting an adoption application. Our dogs are in homes and only approved adopters can meet them. Once approved, you can meet any dog you like that would be a good fit for you/your family.

VIDEO of Gus: