Rusty


MEET RUSTY!! This handsome man is about 4-5 years old and the newest addition to LFS. Rusty was just rescued from a shelter in rural GA and is happy as can be. He is a sweet, friendly boy who has yet to meet a stranger. Rusty tested well with both female and male dogs at the shelter, and he seemed to ignore a cat during a brief introduction. He is an energetic dog who would do great with an active family. Rusty appears to be kennel trained, though he could use some work with basic commands and walking on the leash. 

Unfortunately Rusty tested positive for heartworms. He is doing well with treatment so far, though he’s definitely not a fan of having to stay exercise restricted. Soon Rusty will be free of those pesky worms and be able to run around and have normal exercise again. Heartworm staging and treatment is unfortunately very costly, and as a smaller rescue, we need some help to be able to get Rusty the treatment he needs. If you can find it in your heart to donate to Rusty’s treatment, please visit labradorfriends.com/how-to-donate. We are forever thankful for all the support! 
 
If you’d be willing to foster Rusty and give him a comfy place to hangout while he undergoes treatment, please go to labradorfriends.com/how-to-foster or email labfriendinfo@gmail.com if you’re already approved. 
 
If you’d be interested in adopting Rusty, please go to labradorfriends.com/how-to-adopt or email labfriendinfo@gmail.com if you’re already approved. 
 
If you are interested in Rusty and have any questions about his heartworm diagnosis or treatment, please feel free to email labfriendrachel@gmail.com.
 

Foster update on Mr Rusty 09/09: We’ve had Rusty for several days now and his personality is really starting to come out.  He appears to be an energetic 4 year old, just based on his behavior.  Rusty is one of the sweetest foster pups we’ve ever had.  All he wants to do is be close to you and be loved on.  He’s great with our kids, ages 3 and 5.  He’s also very good with our dog, even though our dog is getting older and doesn’t want to play as much as Rusty. Rusty has taken to his crate quite well and will nap in it without any prompting.  He walks o.k. on a leash and is getting better every walk.  We believe he’s never spent much time on a leash, if any, nor much time in a household environment.  He doesn’t jump up and he hasn’t “counter surfed”.
He has a few accidents in the house but getting better every day.  He’s on a heartworm treatment regime, so some of the urinary issues are probably because of the Prednisone he’s taking.  On days with no Prednisone, he’s had no accidents. We’ve seen zero signs of aggression, so we think Rusty would be great in a house with other dogs and definitely children.  Basically, he’s just a very sweet and goofy boy who wants to be part of the family at all times.  We’re also sure he’d love to be a solo dog and get all the undivided attention!