Unfortunately, this means other animals can go in and out of the porch, too. Curious birds are often attracted to the reflection in the glass windows and fly inside.
“Over the years, we've had several birds get trapped on the porch,” Jennifer Ahlberg, Gus’ mom, wrote on YouTube. “Gus is very skilled at the gentle catch and release!”
Gus knows that these birds are not toys — they are animals in need of help. Thanks to his “soft mouth,” a special retriever trait, he’s able to carry a bird without biting into her.