Rustic – Adopted!

Hi there! My name is Rustic, or Rusty as my foster family calls me. . . I am a sweet, mellow 6 year old golden mix boy, and I am looking for my forever home.

I used to have a home and a family, but they must have forgotten about me, because they moved and left me in the backyard all alone! I was so sad and scared that when the people from the shelter came, they had to catch me in a cage. That scared me even more! Then they took me to a place with lots and lots of other dogs, and because I was so shy and afraid, they said I was “unadoptable”. Can you imagine? Me? Sweet, shy, loving me, unadoptable? Then one day, a nice lady from SCGRR came and saw me, and just knew I could be part of someone’s family, so she took me with her, and brought me to my foster family. I am so glad she did!

I was very shy and afraid when I met my foster family, but I was very happy to see that I would have a foster brother to hang out with and help me learn my way around. It took me a few days to warm up to people, but I am doing much better now, after a few weeks. I am still very shy around new people, but my foster family has been very patient with me, and I am learning to like being around people. I even like my feline foster sisters!

I would really like to have another dog in my new home. My foster fur brother has taught me that living inside is a good thing, he also  showed me how nice people can be. I tend to follow him everywhere and I absolutely love him. I don’t care if my new fur sibling is big or small, boy or girl. I just need to  be with another dog. Cats are fine too.

My foster mom says I am a treasure, not sure what that means, but I think it means I am a very good dog! I never have accidents in the house, I don’t bark or dig. I sleep all night in my own bed, and I can be left home alone for a few hours with no problems.

I like to ride in the car, but I’m still a bit unsure about it, so I need some help getting in, then I’m good to go. . . . I also love to go for walks on my leash, but I still need some patience, sometimes cars or barking dogs make me nervous and I need some reassurance that everything will be ok. My golden foster brother really wants me to play with him, but I’m not ready for that yet. I’m still learning to trust people and dogs, so I will need my new family to be really patient with me.

I don’t play with toys yet, but I am starting to smell them and carry them around, just give me some love and time, and I will get there. I am good with other dogs when I meet them, but for now, I am happy just to hang out around my foster family, whatever they are doing. Even though I am a mix, and not all golden, I have a 100% golden, loving heart, and I really want my own forever family so I can feel loved again.