Dusty came into rescue in late April from a hoarding situation. Dusty’s history is not one of physical abuse, but better defined as neglect. He is on the road to recovery. Dusty is 3 years young, weighing in at 13 pounds, neutered, chipped, his rear dew claws have been removed and he has an awesome set of teeth. He is up to date on all vaccinations.
Dusty is described as shy, but curious. Innocent, but mischievous. Cautious, but eager to please. He likes to be able to see his foster mom at all times. He is gaining confidence daily and has a healthy appetite. He is very alert, did extremely well during the Fourth of July fireworks and is not bothered by thunder.
Dusty is a beautiful fawn color with a white chest and a gorgeous tail. He likes to hide toys in his crate, gather laundry, zoom around the house and is learning what it’s like to feel sunshine on his face and grass under his feet. He is currently sharing his foster home with a senior male and he often tries to get him to play. He does not yet know how to walk on a leash, and teaching him will require patience. Dusty should be considered a high flight risk. We have almost mastered the fine art of pottying outside and he will now bark when he needs to go outdoors. He is crate trained.
We would like to see Dusty placed with another confident dog and with a family who has shy dog experience. He is a work in progress, progressing well but will require time and effort with his forever family. His brown eyes will steal your heart! You can view his page on our website here: Second Chance Sheltie Rescue