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Rusty is a sweet old guy who is battling heart worms but he is currently undergoing treatment and has thus far responded very well. He does great with our two big dogs and did well with my parent's small dog when he came to visit. Rusty does tend to get a tad jealous and wants all of your attention, but he is not mean about it. I just don't think he has ever been shown much love so now he knows he likes and wants it!
He is house trained and will use the doggy door. I have noticed he will go to the back door and wait if he doesn't feel like using the dog door. Rusty sleeps peacefully in his crate at night. He may object with a few barks at first but quickly settles down for the entire night. He is also not a morning person :) - he'd rather sleep in.
He is not a big eater and we are trying to put some weight on him now. He should be around 80 pounds when he fills out. He has a GORGEOUS copper/brown colored shiny coat!
His back legs have some arthritis and he does struggle a bit to get up and down from laying down, but the good news is he won't jump on anyone or any furniture :) Rusty does enjoy a short walk around the block to smell everything possible.
Rusty is a happy, friendly old guy that just wants to be loved and have some attention every so often in his golden years. He loves his toys and a good chew bone. If you're looking for a dog that is low energy, low maintenance, then please consider Rusty.
The adoption fee includes vaccinations, bordetella, deworming, rabies, spay/neuter and microchip. There is an additional $10.99 fee for Home Again for a lifetime registration of the microchip. If adopting a puppy, the rabies and spay/neuter will be done at the same time by our vet once they are 4 months old and billed to us. It is against the law in the State of Texas for a rescue not to be sterilized so we have to make sure it gets completed and that we have record of it.