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About Me

Name: Rusty of Gaston
Sex: Female
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Breed: Chihuahua (medium coat)
Weight: 10.9 lbs
Height: 14 in
Estimated Birthdate: 2/5/2019
Fence Needed: Yes
Location: Dreamweaver Farms, Pacolet SC
Adoption Fee:$200
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My Story

Date into Rescue: 2/5/2021

Reason for being in rescue: Hoarding case Gaston County

Special Needs: Rusty was spayed and had a dental on 3/3/2021. She lost 1 tooth. She is up to date on all vaccines and heartworm negative.

What kind of home would be best for me: Rusty is looking for someone who just wants to give a dog a home. Rusty doesn't understand how human/dog relationships should work. She only knows how to fend for herself and survive the day. Rusty has never known what it's like to trust a human. She only knows she can trust herself. Rusty enjoys the safety her crate provides and she asks that her new home have a crate as well. Rusty needs a doggie friend to follow around as she only knows life with other dogs. 

When it's time for Rusty to travel home, a travel crate is required. She will run into the crate, then it's time to head straight home. Rusty is considered a high flight risk due to her fearful nature. We believe a home where she can decompress from her hoarding days will bring about the young dog in Rusty. Often dogs like Rusty will thrive in a home versus life in a kennel full of loud noises. 

What is my personality like: Rusty probably will not let you touch her for a long time. She is not aggressive toward other dogs or people. Rusty asks that she just be accepted as she is and not pushed to give more than she is willing to give. 

When it's time for Rusty to travel home, a travel crate is required. She will run into the crate, then it's time to head straight home. Rusty is considered a high flight risk due to her fearful nature. We believe a home where she can decompress from her hoarding days will bring about the young dog in Rusty. Often dogs like Rusty will thrive in a home versus life in a kennel full of loud noises. 

How do I act when I first meet new people:  Rusty only knows how to be wary and run from humans. However, she cannot resist a treat. Tossing a few treats at a safe distance, then moving the treats closer will quickly earn her attention. She will take them from our caregivers who she sees daily. The regular, steady presence will draw Rusty out. 

Tips and Tidbits: Rusty's estimated birthday is 2/5/2019

House trained: Dogs can be house trained if they are in the right environment and are allowed to follow a schedule as long as a physical reason doesn't keep them from being trained.  A dog house trained in my home may not be in yours. We will help you teach your new dog this necessary skill and based on your schedule.

Potential Adopters

Please note - we do not ship or transport our dogs. If you are interested in adopting a dog, take a look at the distance between the dog's location and your location and make sure you are able to make the trip.

Thank you for your interest in a dog who needs a new home. This description contains all that we currently know about this dog. We have no perfect dogs - but many of our dogs have proven to be perfect for a certain someone. We urge all of our potential adopters not to fall in love with a picture. When screening applications, we look at the entire home and then make suggestions based on what would be a good fit for your home. You are not being screened for a specific dog although we are looking to see what type of dog interests you - poodles or non poodles, age, temperament, personality, etc. Our goal is to match you with the best possible pet for you and your home. We want to create furever families.

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