QUICK FACTS: ✔️ Good with other dogs! ✔️ Can free roam when alone! ✔️Good on leash! ❌ No cats or children under 12!
Jack Russell/Chihuahua Mix|male|5.5 years old|16.5 lbs|Adoption Fee $325
Updates from Foster Home:
Pupdate 5: Rusty is learning to patiently wait in a sit position for his collar and leash before walks. He has to wait for his foster brother (energetic 1 yo beagle) to do the same routine. Once both dogs are in a calm sit position, they are released for their walk.
With the many recent snow days, Rusty has taken to sun bathing on the couch for hours. He is the perfect buddy to cuddle up and relax. Energy levels are usually fairly mellow but he is known to have brief bursts of energy like a puppy on occasion.
Pupdate 4: Rusty is potty trained and knows to do his business quick with the cold weather here. This guy will wear a coat or sweater and really knows how to rock any color. He is fully crate training for bed time with the kennel in his foster parents room. During the day, he takes a few treats to coax into the kennel but all around loves his nap time. He's a smart cookie and catches onto puzzle toys quickly.
Pupdate 3: Rusty started his New Year's resolution early and has already lost 2.2 pounds! The trick for him was a new food, eating from a puzzle bowl, more frequent walks and daily attendance at Waggin' Tails daycare. He plays well in the small dog play group and his report card says he's fairly active all day long. Rusty is all around a social guy in larger groups of dogs. Rusty is looking for a companion to help him get to his goal weight of 15 pounds and keep the pounds off!
Pupdate 2: Rusty has been a busy boy with a successful graduation from his six week "Dream Team 1" classes at the Dog Den. He is extremely motivated so new tricks are easy to teach. Rusty is working hard at crate training and being picked up. This little guy is up for a walk in rain or snow! Just don't forget to put on a jacket and Rusty will be your pal.
Huge update on Rusty's potty training! In a typical week, Rusty will have only two accidents and it's usually at night with his belly band on. He has started to let you know when he needs to go potty. It is so great to see him get comfortable and have a strong routine.
Come out and meet Mr. Rusty at the Oregon Farm Center on Saturday, December 8 from 10-12!
Pupdate 1: Rusty is an amazing workout buddy who enjoys a good, brisk walk or short run. He loves to be outside and gets very excited when his leash comes out. Rusty's energy levels are low except when he wants to play ball on the stairs. This boy knows how to run the stairs and then naps the day away on the couch. All around Rusty is low energy and free roams the house during the day.
He wears a belly band to discourage marking behavior in the house. It's super easy to change the belly band and he always cooperates! After an active day, Rusty is all about cuddling on the couch and enjoys watching TV especially the Badgers! He follows his humans around or watches from the couch when any activity is happening.
He is currently attending the Dog Den for "Dream Team 1" classes. He has participated in three classes and is getting the hang of sit, down, stand, leave it, touch and not jumping on visitors. He is a smart dog who is highly motivated by food! Rusty needs a home with kids at least over the age of 12 years old to succeed.
Rusty is not a fan of being picked up or bothered while he's sleeping at night. He is a supportive family member always helping on errands in the car.