I am available for foster or adoption


Good day!  My name is Rustie.I am a 5-6 year old cattle dog. I am fixed and UTD on all shots.  I am beautiful and feel like angora.  So soft.  I am a calm dog who likes all other dogs, people and kids – yes even kids! I was adopted from Maricopa county shelter in February, 2015. I was a transfer from another county where I was in the shelter for more than a year. I like hiking alone with my family and am awesome on leash for walking.

I know how to sit, stay, shake with either paw, and give high five’s. I love carrots and other snacks when I am a good boy – which is all the time. I would like a family who will love me and keep me active.  I do not like big crowds of people it makes me shy. Oh and I really like ot hang out in the house or yard and take the squeakers out of squeaky toys.

Behavioral notes:

Rustie is a calm and stable dog. He gets along with every dog at Pets Return Home. He is here due to a lifestyle change of his owners. This dog is an excellent companion for the semi-active or active person.

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Pets Return Home helps dog-rescue and animal shelter organizations prevent the needless killing of homeless dogs by providing behavior refinement, command training and socializing in a safe and stress-free refuge. These dogs are victims of human neglect, abuse, ignorance and animal shelter overpopulation and require help to restore their confidence and ability to be loving family companions. We provide on-going support to sustain a long-term healthy family relationship. Our team has 25 years’ experience searching, training, refining behavior and healing dogs and holds certifications in search, training and medical protocols.