Dog Info
Status: ADOPTED!
Gender: Male
Age: 9 years
  • Liver & white
Variety: Bench/show
Weight in pounds: 42
Intake number: 2018-0213 NC
Rusty came into rescue because his family could no longer care for him. After struggling to gain weight in foster care, we learned that he has exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI). The job of any dog’s pancreas is to assist in breaking down the foods he eats. Every meal Rusty gets a little sprinkle of enzyme powder on his food, allowing the food to breakdown, digest, thus gaining much needed weight.

Rusty wants you to read this article about exocrine pancreatic insufficiency to learn more about managing his illness. Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency in Dogs.

Rusty gets along well with all dogs and people. He loves nothing more than to lie next to his human watching TV. He adores attention and seeks it out, but would prefer that you don’t hug him. For that reason, he needs an adult family or a family with older children only. He is smart, quiet, and very low maintenance. He enjoys walking on a leash wherever you want to go. Rusty listens well and is obedient to commands. Rusty would do well in a home with adults who are active and could provide him the daily exercise he wants and needs. He enjoys riding in a car with the windows up. He tends to get excited with the windows down and perceives this as a game. Speaking of games, Rusty really enjoys the game of catch and retrieve.

He’s quite comical and cute walking around with a stuffed toy to show you his new prize. Rusty has a high prey drive for squirrels and cats. So, no cats for Rusty! He has great house manners, and has free range of his foster home and fenced yard.

If you are looking for a sweet companion and are willing to commit to his dietary needs, then Rusty would be forever grateful and loyal to you.

Contact Information
Contact Name: Melissa Gorman
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

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