Rusty - A Lucky Tri-Paw'd Pomeranian
Looking for a New Family to Love
Susan Daffron talks to Martie Petrie from KenMar Rescue in Los Angeles about a three-year old Pomeranian Mix named Rusty who is available for adoption. Weighing in at about 20 pounds, Rusty is a bit larger than most Poms, so he's probably mixed with a slightly larger breed such as a sheltie. Rusty is actually lucky to be alive. He was hit by a car, which splintered his shoulder joint. After spending three weeks at an animal shelter on painkillers in medical isolation, KenMar Rescue pulled Rusty from the shelter. Because of the damage to his shoulder, Rusty had to have surgery to remove his right front leg.
Although Rusty is now a tri-paw'd dog, he doesn't care and it hasn't affected his attitude or his ability to run and play. He doesn't care that he only has 3 legs and he gets around so well, his foster mom says he could be a great agility dog. Rusty is one of those sweet-natured dogs who just gets along with everybody --adults, kids, and other dogs are all just new friends to meet. Martie says the only thing he isn't good at is being a guard dog, since he doesn't bark. Obviously, Rusty is a lover not a fighter. His favorite thing is being a lap dog; he likes to crawl up on the sofa and snuggle with his humans.
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