Rusty had endured horrific abuse at the hands of unknown monsters. Local police found him wandering the streets and brought him to the shelter. The staff were horrified at his condition and asked us to help him.
He has now recovered from all he endured in his past life. However, due to the poor diet he received back then, he was susceptible to some infections. Sure enough, Rusty developed German Shepherd folliculitis. This poor guy can not catch a break! This condition is controllable and treatable, however it requires weekly baths and daily medications. Our volunteers have worked diligently to help Rusty combat this annoying infection and he is progressing tremendously.
7 year old Rusty is now relaxed and no longer suffering. He likes spending time with the GSROC volunteers and knows he is safe and loved. Finally, his days as a bait dog are over and he is able to enjoy hanging out with his people pals, enjoying the sunshine and doing doggy things.
Rusty walks well on a leash and loves squeaky toys! He can be a bit shy at first when meeting new people – but with his history – can you blame him? Once he realizes you want to be friends, he is one happy guy. Rusty knows his commands and walks well on a leash.
Rusty’s “bait dog” days are over – but he has not forgotten the horrors of the life he endured. He is extremely leery of other dogs and requires a home with no other animals. If you are unable to adopt Rusty, please consider sponsoring him instead. Donations to assist with his care are greatly appreciated.