At A Glance

  • Age: 18 years, 5 months
  • Breed: Golden Retriever
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: N/A
  • Status: Adopted


7/31/06: Rusty is a beautiful 1.5 - 2 year old intact male Golden who is just the sweetest kid. He loves other dogs, children, cats, and speaks with a cute southern drawl. He just arrived here from Mississippi as part of the never ending rescue efforts following the Hurricane Katrina.

He has not had his thorough vet check yet, but appears in good health. He is just slightly underweight and his fur is brittle and slightly bleached-looking from wading around in that toxic wasteland after the storm. Considering all that he has been through and exposed to, Rusty is in remarkably good condition.

Rusty is spending the weekend first with three young children (that went great) and now with three other Goldens. His introduction to Minnesota is in the middle of this 90+ degree heat wave, so he's feeling pretty much at home! I'm sure his first snowfall will come as a shock, though.

If you're looking for a younger Golden with a perfect temperament, you'd better move fast on this little guy. Rusty is one of those diamonds-in-the-rough. The only negative I can find is that he has "marked" inside the house twice. Nothing bad, just enough to announce his presence. I suspect that will disappear quickly once he's settled into a new home and knows he's there for good. Otherwise, he appears to be fully housetrained.

Rusty fits right in with the three older Goldens here. That's noteworthy because two of the old-timers are pretty twitchy when it comes to young upstarts invading their domain! The first temp foster sent along pictures of the children with Rusty. Notice how young they are. Oh yeah, we will certify for prospective candidates that all the children are still alive and in good health!

In the other pictures you'll see Rusty getting along great with the older dogs at my safe haven. If you've been looking for a gentle, playful Golden with whom to share your love, get crackin' and email [email protected] for a meeting. He's so cute he probably won't last an hour once we hang the "For Adoption" sign around his neck and put him in the front window.

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