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my favorite thing to do is...

play catch


Rusty is available.

Breed: terrier mix, neutered male

Age/Weight:  2ish years, 18ish lbs.

Likes: FOOD. Especially when it is thrown for him to chase/catch. Other dogs, Rusty seems to find comfort in their presence and enjoys playing with them big and small. I could see him getting annoyed by a relentless puppy.

Dislikes: new things, especially new people - Rusty is very slow to trust, but has made remarkable progress with counter conditioning, ie learning that humans can be pretty awesome and fun and not scary. He is still very hesitant to be touched and his default is to startle and run away. He is very sensitive to physical space, ie he has a big bubble, doesn’t like humans approaching him head on, doesn’t like feeling cornered, or trapped, etc. He is seeking interaction with me more and more. Rusty seems pretty focused on cats and squirrels and small things that run away. He isn’t chasing…. Yet…. But I could see him doing that if he gets more comfortable.

Crate training: Rusty sleeps in his crate with no issue. He will hide in there when scared.

Potty training: Rusty has a rare indoor marking incident but otherwise knows to potty outside.

Leash walking: Rusty has very minimal leash experience. Given his fear of novelty and big personal space bubble with humans, he has a really hard time walking on leash especially anywhere outside the house. Leash etiquette will take time.

To further inquire about
, click on the link to submit an application. Tell us about yourself, family, other pets, and how
will mesh with your lifestyle.
's stats
current weight (lbs):
size category:
Small (12-24 pounds)
2 years
age category:
Terrier mix
Activity Needs:
Level of Grooming:
House Trained:
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Adoption fees help cover the costs of Transport, Distemper/Parvo Boosters, Rabies shot, Microchip, and Spay/Neuters, as well the dog comes with a collar, harness and leash. You will also receive a PetSmart puppy packet with 100.00's of dollars of savings, you get a FREE bag of food, 30 min private training session with a certified dog trainer as well as a free checkup at Banfield.

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Must live within 30 miles of Eugene!! If you live outside the 30 mile area, still send an email as some time, we can make special arrangements.

Wiggly Tails Dog Rescue is proud to rescue dogs in urgent need and to also assist local owners who can no longer care for their small breed dog. All our dogs are up to date on their shots and spay or neutered. We do require a foster or adoption application for those interested and will visit your home for a meet and greet before releasing the dog to you.