A Beagle named Gus has been adopted at Best Friends Sanctuary in Kanab, Utah...



Breed: Beagle (short coat)
Primary Breed: Beagle
Age: Senior
Size: Large
Color: Brown/Chocolate
Sex: Male

Special Criteria What does this mean?
Available for sleepover

Gus is larger than life. Or he used to be. He came to the Sanctuary from a beagle rescue because he was extremely obese. Since then, this super sweet boy has been dropping the extra weight and getting help with his medical issues, which include an underactive thyroid and dry eyes. Gus gets along well with other dogs, though he will guard his food from them. He currently eats a prescription diet to help manage his weight. Born in 2009, Gus is looking for a kind and understanding person who can assist with his needs. He promises to give a lifetime's worth of snuggles and love in return.

Sanctuary Visit Required

These animals require that the potential adopter come and meet them at our Sanctuary in Kanab, UT.

Available for Sleepover

This animal is available for an overnight outing. If you are staying in a hotel, check in advance to make sure they allow dogs or cats.

Adoption Pending

There is a pending adoption application for this animal. Sometimes adoptions often fall through so please keep checking.

No Dogs

Based on observations from volunteers, fosters, previous owners and staff, this animal may do best in a household without dogs.

No Cats

Based on observations from volunteers, fosters, previous owners and staff, this animal may do best in a household without cats and other small pets.

Special Needs

This animal has a special medical, physical, or behavioral need. Many times these are minor so please fill out the adoption survey and the adoption specialists will contact you with more information about any animals you are interested in.


This cat has tested positive for FIV. FIV-positive cats can live normal lives both in quality and duration. They are great pets! There is a misconception that cats with FIV cannot live with other cats. That’s simply not true. Learn the risks here.


This cat has tested positive for feline leukemia, or FeLV. FeLV-positive cats can live perfectly happy lives, and they deserve to do so. People who have FeLV-positive cats just need to be aware that they may have a shorter life span and that they need to be taken to a veterinarian as soon as a problem is noted. Read more here.


This cat has been declawed by previous owners.