Adoptable Dog of the Week- Rusty

Angela Vuckovic
by Angela Vuckovic

Looking for a BIG personality inside a petite pooch? Meet Rusty, our Adoptable Dog of the Week, who is a perky 3-year old Cairn Terrier mix from Mount Horeb, Wisconsin. This scruffy little guy is neutered, up to date with his shots, and gets along great with other dogs and older kids.

Rusty’s Tale

Before he came to his fosters, Rusty was found as a stray in Houston, Texas. He was spotted by a rescue organization who took him out of the shelter and transported him to Wisconsin, where he’s now looking for a family to call his own.

Tiny but mighty is Rusty’s mantra- this guy might weigh only 14 lbs, but that doesn’t stop him from being the center of attention everywhere he goes. And he absolutely loves it! He doesn’t miss a chance to snuggle, smooch, and cuddle whenever possible.

He has a lovely temperament and gets along great with other dogs, especially if they’re easy-going and playful (he loves having furry friends to play with). Rusty’s also good with children, but due to his small size, his rescuers do believe it would be better if the kids in the family were older.

While he is a loving a guy and a bit of a cuddle bug, Rusty’s terrier genes are still pretty prominent: this handsome little guy is really smart, bossy, and independent. He loves playing with his foster family, both four-legged and two-legged, and his favorite activity is make-believe hunting in the backyard. Rusty is a quick learner and eager to please, so you won’t have to tell him something twice: he already knows to come and go on command. This scruffy pooch would definitely fit in great with a family who would love him for all his quirks and qualities, ideally someone who already had a terrier or a terrier mix before.

If you want to give Rusty a second chance at a happy ending, visit Paddy’s Paws website.

Angela Vuckovic
Angela Vuckovic

A proud mama to seven dogs and ten cats, Angela spends her days writing for her fellow pet parents and pampering her furballs, all of whom are rescues. When she's not gushing over her adorable cats or playing with her dogs, she can be found curled up with a good fantasy book.

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