Rusty is a pup who takes his sweet time when adjusting to a new environment. He was just a little puppy when he was brought by his first family to a shelter called Waco Animal Shelter. They reasoned that he was too hyper for them to handle. Sadly for Rusty, the following families who brought him home were also not patient enough to deal with him.
As months went by, Rusty kept getting misjudged because of his high energy. After only two months in a foster home, the poor pup was, again, brought back to the shelter because the foster thought that he couldn’t get along with the other pups. In November 2020, a family took an interest in Rusty and decided to adopt him. But after one month, Rusty was returned to the shelter.
Because of the continued returns made by Rusty’s adopters, the pup now gained the title of the longest resident at the shelter, spending over 419 days in the shelter. The staff members at the shelter noticed that the continued rejects Rusty experienced made him frustrated and depressed.
But just recently, Rusty regained hope when a couple who seemed to have fallen in love with him decided to adopt him. However, it only took 24 hours for them to return him to the shelter and break the poor pup’s heart. When the couple brought Rusty back, they said that he was too much work for them. But when we really think about it, they did not even give the pup a chance to settle. Twenty-four hours is not enough for a pup, who has spent over a thousand hours in a shelter, to adjust to a new home.
Despite Rusty’s bad experience with adopters, he is still hopeful that he will soon find a loving and perfect home for himself. Rusty needs a fur parent who will patiently train and love him and prefers a home without kids, dogs, or cats. As of now, the pup is under the care of a rescue center called Pearl’s Place. To know more or if you’re interested in this energetic yet lovable pup, please contact Pearl’s Place.
Credits to Pearl’s Place