“Rusty is such a wonderful dog.

He walks so well on lead – does not pull at all and shows really good manners with all the other dogs we meet on a walk. He really doesn’t need to have a harness on him and I have never used one on him. Loves people and is so good when people want to pat him when we are out. He has beautiful manners. He is good with kids and adults alike.

We have had him now three weeks and he is just the most gentle, calm and affectionate dog we have ever had as a foster. Yes, the best foster yet!

He sleeps through the night, no problems. He holds on all night and doesn’t need to be let out at all. He is totally toilet trained in the house and even goes right outside in the pouring rain we have had today to go to the toilet.

He waits when I put his food bowl for me to tell him he can eat.

Noises do not worry him and he has mastered our front stairs within a day and now goes up and down no problems.

We have been leaving him most days on his own for between 1 – 5 hours and he has not made a peep. Our neighbour even wondered if he had already been adopted as he is so quiet when we go out!

He has been to the Northern Beaches Greyhound Walk with around 26 other greys and was fine – actually loved it and all the people. When we finished the walk I put his towel down next to three of the other greys and he went to sleep – no problems.

He also did Street Paws stall at Bayview last weekend with about 8 other greys and they all just curled up on each others beds and slept. He was good but a bit excited when I did a couple of rounds of the stalls and the ring events – mind you a lot of running dogs of all sizes with balls etc etc. but he calmed down after a few minutes..

He will make someone a wonderful pet.”

Rusty’s race name was ‘Full of Rust’, but his shiny coat would beg to differ! Tall, sleek and handsome, this guy is the whole darn trifecta. Rusty can be a bit of an independent soul but does warm up once he knows there’s yummy treats on offer. Rusty has shown to have appropriate manners with the dogs he has met at GAP HQ, and would best suit a home with an easy going female canine companion. As long as he has a canine mate to chill out with, Rusty could suit a home with full or part time workers. We believe that Rusty would suit older respectful children or a home without kids. Rusty can be quite strong on the leash at first although walks very well on a front attaching harness.

He is available on a foster to adopt basis.

Medical Notes

As well as being behaviourally assessed, Rusty has:

  • a C5 vaccination
  • been desexed
  • been microchipped
  • been intestinally wormed
  • been heartworm tested
  • had flea and heartworm prevention
  • been LIFETIME REGISTERED (no need to register with your council – this is all done as part of the Lifetime Registration)