Dog Story: Hi, my name is Rusty. My foster mom says it should be ‘Happy’. Like the Pharrell Williams song ‘nothing brings me down’ because I’m just happy. And let me tell you, it isn’t easy being happy when you have to go to the vet for neuter surgery or to have your teeth cleaned or when your knees ache. But I’m happy to be in this foster home with 3 dog friends, a big crate with a soft bed, 2 nice meals a day, a human that brushes me, people telling me how handsome I am, and a fenced yard for some exercise and play. The only thing that would make me happier is to have a home and family of my own. If you adopt me, I promise to do my best to make you happy too! Foster mom: Rusty is one of the best dogs I’ve had the pleasure to foster. He is quiet, respectful, well-mannered, a good car rider, house trained, and knows basic commands. Rusty loves attention and enjoys cuddling with me or one of the resident brittanys. With a little encouragement he goes into his crate at night and sleeps the night through. He is currently recuperating from neuter surgery and he does have a touch of arthritis. He is good on the leash and doesn’t pull as hard as most I have owned or fostered. Rusty smiles and wags his tail all the time. I think Rusty will do equally fine as an only dog or with other dogs. He has been friendly to all people he has met, including small kids at the vet’s office. Rusty likes to go out but seems to prefer the comforts of home and air conditioning. He is taking medication for his arthritis and doesn’t require extensive exercise but will probably want to do more once he feels better. Rusty is about 5 years old and has a beautiful orange and white coat. He has a lot of ticking on his legs and face giving them a roan coloration. If you want to make Rusty even happier, please fill out an adoption application to adopt him today! Rusty showed up at someone’s home in North Carolina. The family could not keep him and Rusty had to live outdoors until we were able to bring him into ABR.