Rusty's info:

  • Sex: Male
  • Age: 6 years old
  • Size: Medium
  • Breed: Crossbreed

With other dogs: 

Rusty has shown that he much prefers to be around people than he does dogs. He will tell other dogs off if they try to make friends with him and he doesn't want to however he has also been seen  enjoying the company of a couple of the smaller females through the fences when he's out playing in the fields. He will not be sutibale to live in a home with other dogs but has shown that he's capabale of making dog friends.


Introducing... Rusty! 

Are you looking for a fluffy ball of fun? Then Rusty may just be the dog for you!!

Rusty's Story:

Rusty is approximately 6 years old and has sadly spent around half of his life living in a public kill shelter in Romania. He arrived in the UK November 2023.

About Rusty:

Rusty was very scared upon his arrival at Oakwood and he quickly showed us that he was not enjoying the company of other dogs so we moved him to be on his own. This is when his personality really started to show and this goofy litte fluff ball appeared, started asking for fusses and making us laugh as he'd bound up and down the corridor with a big grin on his face. 

Rusty is a cheeky chap with a larger than life personality. He loves nothing more than meeting new friends and is very people-orientated now that he has realised how fun it is to be around us.

Rusty has never been in a home before and so has no basic training, however, the eagerness is there and with him being very food onreientated, this should make it easy to engage with him to begin learning the basics.

Rusty doesn't yet know what to do with toys and doesn't know how to walk on a collar on lead. This may take some time but he's very eager so we are hoping to start training in kennels very soon. Some dogs pick this up very quickly, others have a lot of trauma when it comes to any pressure around their neck so may take a little longer. It's always a slow and steady process, full of positive reinforcement and we have every hope that Rusty will one day be able to go out for walks.

Rusty is a total loveable, goofball that will be an amazing addition to the right home.

Medium - High Energy

Rusty will need plenty of mental stimulation as well as physical. He's a young, active boy that will benefit from training & enrichment as well as plenty of excercise. 

3-4 hrs

Rusty could be trained to be left 3-4 hrs in the future, to begin with he will need to be left as little as possible

Lead trained

Rusty is not yet lead or harness trained. This will all come in time with lots or practice, patience, reassurance and positive reinforecment training. 

Training reminders

Rusty is a cheeky boy full of character and fun. He will need consistency to ensure he develops into a well-rounded dog. 

Rusty your perfect match?

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