Rusty - 20032465

Location: Cape Girardeau, Missouri
Neutered Male
Color: Orange and White
Birthdate: June 3, 2015 - Actual
Age: 8 Year, 6 Month

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


Hi….I’m Rusty! Are you looking for a loyal companion who loves to play fetch? Then look no farther folks, cuz here I am!I’m almost 5 yrs old (will be 5 on the 3rd of June) love scouring the yard for hours looking for birds (I think I might enjoy being out in the field, once trained of course). Love toys that squeak! Right now I have a squeaky ball and it is by far MY FAVORITE of all the toys here. I live with other dogs and at first I didn’t know how to interact with them, but within a few days, I figured it all out and soon we were buddies running around the yard and playing with each other.I’m housebroken and am learning how to “ask” to go outside. You see, before these wonderful ladies took me in, I lived outside 24/7. Never had to ask for anything, it was all right there….well love and attention….I did have to ask for that.Did I tell you I have a strong prey drive? Oh yeah, I have a STRONG prey drive. My foster home has cats and all I can say is…..when I see them, I do not hear or see anything else. I’m so focused and it scares my foster mom. She has said plenty of times….NO home with CATS for you Rusty!I am crate trained and will sleep at night in the crate, but I would MUCH rather be closer to you if it could work out? Right now my favorite place is to lay on is a soft rug they have.Rusty’s mom here……Rusty is an extremely sweet boy who does need to gain some weight (he goes non-stop) has a very high prey drive towards my cats and loves his toys and attention. Rusty will fetch for as long as you throw the ball to him. Rusty finds joy in everything he does and that is what we want most for him. The right home for Rusty will be one who will spend time with him and maybe see how he would do out in the field? A home with other dogs would be fine but cats is an absolute NO due to that prey drive. We don’t see any issues with him being with children either as he is just tender and gentle around us.If you are interested in Rusty, please go to our website and complete theadoption application and mention his name and ID #. Rusty is up to date on his vaccines and isheart wormnegative and on preventative.Rusty’s owner passed away several months ago and a family member was caring for him. His owner had bought him as a pup to train for hunting, but that never came to be. The family who took him could not provide him what he needed in regards to attention and exercise and therefore called our rescue.