Rusty is one year old then the number of legs he has – and he has three legs!
We do not know why the one was amputated when he was just a year old but we do know he has adjusted well. The only thing he sometimes struggles with is jumping up on something like a bed and jumping back down, however, when push comes to shove and we just won’t pick him up he manages to miraculously jump up on the bed!
Rusty is great with dogs of all sizes as well as cats. He holds his own when he has a rawhide or when it comes to space on our bed. Rusty loves rawhides.
Rusty is also great about going out to go potty and coming back inside when called. He would do fine without a fenced yard as long as he had space and is watched. He loves to go around and pee on everything outside and he can left that leg high while balancing on the other two!
Rusty is also good on a leash but does pull some. He loves to go for car rides and travel well and he likes everone he meets – he knows no stranger. He will bark when someone knocks at the door.
Rusty is full of fun loving energy but also he is great with a long afternoon lap as well as snuggle time while watching TV. His needs are low and he is incredibly easy to are for.
Rusty has an ulcer on the one eye and while it may bother some people to look at, it does not bother him at all.
While at the tail end of an adoption event we held at Ginger Valley Granger on December 3, 2011 a volunteer took Rusty for a walk in the arboretum area. Rusty was so curious about the large Koi swimming in the stream that he about jumped right in! He is just so curious. We got a big kick out of watching him.
Rusty was an owner surrender to a local animal shelter this past July. Owners said they were moving. At that time the animal shelter he was surrendered too was so full that Rusty didn’t have much of a chance which is why we ended up with him. We have no clue what happened to his leg and eye and can only guess. More curious is why an owner and vet would remove the leg but not neuter him?! We rescue so that is a question we would ask.
Rusty has been kept up on his shots and heartworm preventative and is a healthy boy. He has been neutered and micro chipped and is more than ready for his very own forever (this time) home!
Rusty is available for adoption. If you are interested, please fill out an application and email it to us as an attachment.
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Medical: He is neutered, micro chipped, wormed, and up to date on shots.
Microchip: Included in the adoption is the registration of the AVID micro chip in the new owner’s name.
Adoption fee: $225
Leash and Collar or Harness: a Lupine brand harness or collar and leash are provided for each canine. Lupine has a life time guarantee; if chewed, the company will replace it free of charge.
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