Welcome to According to Gus, the blog about a small dog with big adventures!

Gus was born on March 7th, 2005 and welcomed into his forever home on May 5th, 2005.  In homage to Cinco de May0, the date is now referred to as Cinco de Gus.  Although the translation is nonsensical, it’s catchy and Gus approves!

When we first met Gus, we were told he was a pekeapoo, but we’ve since had our doubts.  Although thoughts of mail-in DNA testing crossed our curious minds, the idea was nixed and we lovingly refer to him as our “mystery dog”.

Gus has opinions on anything and everything and isn’t afraid to express himself.  According to Gus will include posts on eating, playing, sleeping, traveling, and our relentless desire to obsessively fawn over him.

We are planning a trip around the U.S. and Canada in 2011 and are looking for the best dog-friendly destinations to eat, sleep, and play.  We are seeking assistance from fellow dog lovers/bloggers on places that top their “must-visit” list.  We hope our blog can provide useful information for other travelers who don’t want to leave their furry family member behind when they travel.

Thanks for stopping by.  We look forward to hearing from you!


Do you want to know more about the people behind the blog?  You can read more about us and our trip in the following posts:

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  1. Gus is too cute! Thanks for visiting our blog and hope you come back soon! We will look for you on FB and Twitter!


  2. ladysparrow29

    December 2, 2010

    Hi Gus, thanks for stopping by my blog and the lovely comment. I’ll be sure to pass it on to Finsi. 🙂 – just like you she’s a mystery dog. I still don’t know what breed she is but I love her all the same, even though she always gnaws on my toes whenever I get near her.

  3. Gus is the cutest, and uber clever, too! As for DNA testing, my vote is chihuahua / king charles spaniel.

    follow our foster: loveandaleash.wordpress.com

  4. Looking forward to reading about Gus’s Big Adventures! We are also planning a dog-friendly trip across the US with our boxer Rogue in 2011!

  5. He is adorable! He looks so full of personality. I hope you have a blast traveling with him 🙂

  6. Gus is a lucky pooch to have his travel plans all mapped out .. and spunky companions to boot. Cheers!

  7. Please e-mail me at lori at onsiteasap.com if you come to Quebec, Vermont, upstate New York, or eastern Ontario– we LOVE to play tour guide! And I’ll show you all the best dog haunts around! (Just FYI– Ottawa doesn’t allow dogs in any of its parks! Boo! Hiss!)

  8. Thank you for stopping by and commenting on my little Lucy. She, too, enjoys to travel. She visited Colorado with us last summer and we found the majority of La Quintas very nice and all were dog friendly. Have a great trip!

  9. Hi Gus! Thanks for visiting Herbie! She and I are very envious of all the dog friendly places you have over there 🙂

  10. Heu Gus, thanks for visiting our blog. If you hadn’t we never would have found you…or at leat found you way later anyway 🙂 The tagling for our blog was “small dogs, big adventure” too but it was recently changed to “An adventurous weiner dog blog”.

    Small, adventurous dogs unite! We are going to check out all your posts right now!

  11. I’m so glad to have discovered your blog! Gus is adorable and it’s so much fun reading about his adventures…made my day!

  12. Dear Gus,

    You are such a cutie! What a wonderful doggie life you have: eating your way around the city, travelling to new places, and playing to your heart’s content. If you’re ever in my part of the world, i.e. Singapore, give me a bark =)

    Miss Little Red Maple Leaf

  13. glad you stopped by my site – what a great idea!!!

  14. I love this idea and your dog Gus is super cute. You commented on my boyfriends blog at a picture of my little doggy Coco. We shall be following your blog from now on. Amy x

  15. If Gus feels compelled to visit New England, please be sure to let me know! Our Frenchie Clark would love to recommend a few must-sees and must-dos.

  16. This is awesome! It takes guts to quit your jobs and sell your house to travel across the country, and I wish I had your bravery! This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and I wish you and Gus a safe and happy journey.

    I’ll definitely be checking back with you regarding Gus’s reflections on the road trip. I’ve traveled a little with my dogs, but we tend to camp rather than stay at motels–although we did stay at an absolutely disgusting Econo Lodge in Altoona, Pennsylvania, during our trip from Boston to Ohio last year. I don’t recommend it. It was only $44 a night, but I would have been happier sleeping in a tent. The dogs liked it, though, because they got their own bed. If you’re traveling to the Boston area, I can definitely give you some recommendations for some doggie-friendly digs. And if he wants a play-date, my retrievers are always up for a romp at the ocean.


    P.S. My grandmother’s dog’s name was Gus. He was a Belgium sheepdog mix, and when she adopted him, he was “as thin as a stalk of asparagus.” He was a wonderful dog. After she and my grandfather were in a really bad car accident, she trained Gus to retrieve the newspaper from the bottom of the driveway for them. He was SO proud of that job.

  17. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love yours as well. I can’t wait to hear all about your and Gus’s travels 🙂

  18. What’s up Gus?! Thanks for stopping by my blog and meeting Kemba. I can’t wait to bring him home. It looks like you’re a very lucky dog. I take my dog everywhere, but we’ve never been on a road trip. Have fun in your adventure.

  19. Thanks for stopping by my blog so I could get a chance to discover yours! Gus is the cutest. Looking forward to catching up on his adventures.

  20. Hi! Thanks for visiting my blog and your nice comments about our dog Ripley (I -just- saw them!). Gus is adorable! I’m excited to poke around your corner of the blog world!:) Good luck on your cross-country/cross-border adventure.

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