Dusty is approx. 6 - 7 years old in these pictures taken April 28, 2007. The poor guy has been at the shelter since 2002. Dusty was brought in after he was found by someone who saved him from the claw trap he had been caught in. He lost two of his toes and does limp from the injury.
A very happy and loving boy, Dusty is a shelter favorite. Dusty is the first dog the volunteers want to walk. When we have young visitors, he is always the one we let them walk as he is good on a leash and with children 5 years and up. Dusty would probably do well with younger children too, however, we have not had any younger come to the shelter with their family to walk dogs.
Terrified of thunder storms, Dusty would need a family who is willing to leave him in. His family would also need a 6 foot privacy fence as he does climb a chain link fence of any size. Dusty gets along with almost any dog he is around but will growl at a dog if they come near his food bowl. If the dog does not leave then he will try to bite it. Dusty does not have any food aggression towards humans though. He lets volunteers take treats right out of his mouth. Dusty doesn't mind the volunteer walking him and another dog or two at the same time either. He is a good watch dog too as he barks when someone drives up to the shelter.
May 21, 2007 - UPDATE:Dusty went to the vet today for a dental and blood work. He had one tooth pulled. His blood work was great. Dusty weighed 30.4 pounds. He was very good at the vet's office.
To make a donation to help with Dusty’s care, please make payment to and mail to Lone Pine Ranch Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 194, Centerton, AR 72719 or use the PayPal link below and donate via the internet.