Dusty - 20032624

Location: Taylors, South Carolina
Neutered Male
Color: Liver and White
Birthdate: August 9, 2014 -
Age: 9 Year, 3 Month

  • House Broken
  • Crate Trained
  • Obedience Trained
  • OK with Dogs
  • OK with Cats
  • Needs Fenced in Yard


Hi! I’m Dusty, although my foster mom doesn’t think my name really suits my beautiful, English setter-ish self. Maybe Archibald, Winston, Bailey, Joules or whatever my new forever home wishes!I’m pretending to be a Brittany spaniel because ABR is taking such SUPER good care of me. They have killed my heartworms, taken care of my ear infection, neutered me and my foster mom has helped me gain weight with diet, supplements and medicated baths to heal my skin and help my beautiful fur grow back. I’m a gentle man, both two words, gentleman, and one. I don’t bother the kitty and I don’t bark when my cocker spaniel sister hostess here in my foster home barks. I’m good sized, 22 inches tall and about 50 pounds but I won’t jump on you or lick you. I will quickly become devoted to you. I’ll want to be with you all the time and will fuss if you leave me. I will follow you inside, walk with you politely on a leash and fall asleep in the car, not barking or slobbering the windows.Maybe because I’m a mature fellow, or because I was never given any, I don’t play with toys. While I was sick (undergoing heartworm treatment) my mom kept me very quiet. No running. My energy level is not really known. But I sure look GOOD! My fur has grown in and when I walk my head is up, my back stays level and my tail is held high in a gentle curve with the feathers blowing in the breeze. It wiggles almost all the time.My downfall and everyone has one, right? I’m a slob when I eat or drink. Mom politely blames part of the mess on my big mouth and loose jowls, but I have a habit of taking the first mouthful of food and putting it beside the bowl. Mom doesn’t think anyone gave me treats by hand. She’s taught me to take biscuits and Greenies from her hand. My technique is very gentle and slobbery.My bad habits are few. I have gotten up on mom’s chair a few times, I did get in the trash once, and I bark when I feel neglected in the crate or need to go OUTSIDE. Be careful when you say NO. I will cower, run away and wilt like a flower if you say it too loud or cross. A gentle, conversational, “Dusty no”, is all that’s required.I appear to recognize several commands, but my response is frequently optional. NO and COME are my strongest response, followed by OFF and SIT. Mom says OUTSIDE when we walk to the door, and I will go in my CRATE or BED on command, so you see I am pretty well rounded. So, if you think you would like to be my forever humans, please, please fill out the online adoption application so we can be a forever family someday soon!History – Dusty was surrendered to a NC shelter when his family could no longer take care of him. He came to ABR in poor overall condition and heartworm positive