My name is Miss Rusty *LOCAL*!

Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium) Mix Dog for adoption in Wakefield, Rhode Island - Miss Rusty *LOCAL*
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Facts about Miss Rusty *LOCAL*

  • Breed: Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium) Mix
  • Color: Brindle - With White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 9916348-16-0264

Age: 7 Years

Weight: 27 lbs
Location: RI

This dog has been spayed/neutered, is up to date on shots, on heartworm preventative and is microchipped.

If you are looking for a major cuddle monster, Miss Rusty is for you! Miss Rusty is everything you have been looking for and more! How can you not love a dog who is house trained, crate trained, who doesn't chew things she's not supposed to, a PERFECT LADY in the car, and is happy to see you walk through the door?! Miss Rusty is an extra-sweet girl with an adorable personality and amazingly loving temperament. She looks like a Terrier mix who is around 7 years old. She is great with almost everyone - adults, children, and most larger dogs (over 30lbs). Miss Rusty has a calm demeanor, and is never timid meeting new people. She loves to cuddle, and would love to lay next to you on the couch or in your bed...she is a total love-bug and she just can't get enough of belly rubs! Miss Rusty is leash trained and loves to take nice long walks - then she enjoys nice long naps! She would be perfect for a couple or mature person, especially someone who is looking for a walking companion. A fenced-in yard is recommended, as Rusty also likes to run and play, but this is not required as long as she gets ample working walks. Rusty is very agile and can climb a 4-ft. fence, so she should never be left alone outside in a fenced area.   Miss Rusty needs a no-nonsense family - one who will appreciate her for all her sweetness, calmness and obedience, but who will also give her clear guidance as to what is expected of her and not coddle her.  She is very smart, and responds to vocal correction, and wants to please. Further training is recommended for Miss Rusty and her new family, so that they further bond as well as learn a common language, and each others expectations and needs.
Rusty has "storm" anxiety - this means that when a storm rolls in, she may pace, try to escape and just be anxious overall. Giving her Melatonin or Benadryl right before or during a storm can help reduce this anxiety. She is not good with cats, so will need to placed in a home without cats, and no other small furry critters. Rusty has mild resource guarding of treats and food with other dogs, but never with people. To eliminate this issue if there are other dogs in the house, feed her in her kennel or on the other side of the room. Miss Rusty can socialize well with other larger dogs, but does tend to pick on smaller dogs, especially if resources (toys/treats/people) are involved. She would do best in a household as the only pet, or with one other larger dog. Rusty is smart and a very quick learner, she knows "sit," "stay" and "down" on command. If that's not impressive enough for you, if you clap your hands, she also will jump up right into your arms! Her foster mom even taught her a "stay put" command (see video). 
If Miss Rusty is everything you have been searching for, please fill out an application...we promise that it will be love at first "woof" with this girl!
Medical Note: Miss Rusty was successfully treated for for heartworm disease last winter. She was asymptomatic of this disease while in rescue and finished treatment following the American Heartworm Society treatment protocol without complications. Rusty is cleared to resume normal activity and ready to be adopted! To learn more about heartworm disease, please visit : Please discuss any concerns with your veterinarian. 

Adoption Fee: $425
To apply for this dog, fill out an adoption application on our website:

**Additional info you should know -  For most of our dogs, we are only guessing at predominant breed or breed mix.  We get to know each of our dogs as an individual and do our best to describe and place them based on personality not breed label.   Some dogs may not yet be in New England, nor ready for immediate adoption.  There may be additional vetting, quarantine, waiting periods and/or fees depending upon your state of residence. If you have questions or concerns on any of this, you can discuss this with your Adoption Counselor.

About Save One Soul Animal Rescue League

About Our Rescue Group...

SOSARL facilitates the rescue and placement of homeless dogs with loving forever homes. We advocate for homeless and at risk animals while providing comfort, rehabilitation and veterinary care to the animals in our program. SOSARL endeavors to promote and support life-saving initiatives that enable responsible pet guardianship while treating each animal and adopter as an individual.

Donate to Our Rescue Group...

Our adoptions donations are straight forward: Puppies - under 1 year $550 Adults - under 8 years $425 Seniors/Special Needs $200 An additional MA Quarantine Fee is required for all dogs adopted to Massachusetts residents, and other fees/requirements might apply depending upon the adopter's state of residence. All fees are non-refundable. **All SOS dogs go home with a martingale collar, SOS ID tag, and an appropriate harness as part of our Smart Start Program

Come Meet Our Pets...

Our animals reside in private foster homes and can be seen by appointment.

We also participate in monthly adoption events at various pet friendly locations throughout Rhode Island.

Our Adoption Process...

Step 1: Find Fido

Review our online dog bios, email us if you have any questions. At SOS, we want to make the RIGHT right match, and that means helping you and Fido start a relationship – sometimes from a long distance.

Take your time, explore your options, consider your home and what kind of companion will fit in your lifestyle.

Step 2: Complete Our Application

Once you think you have found the right dog for you, please complete our online application.

At SOS, we don’t just want to make a match, we want to make the right match. To do this, we need your help; we know our dogs, but we don’t know you yet – our application helps us get to know you!

Step 3: Have a Talk

We will review the application and if it appears to be a good match for the selected dog, we will arrange for a time to talk with you over the phone.

Step 4: Meet Your Match

If, after the phone interview, the match seems to be a good one, we will be happy to arrange a meet-n-greet with you and the dog, if the dog is local. Meet-n-greets will be scheduled in the order they are requested.

Step 5: Application Screening

Once everyone has met (if the dog is local), and the match seems to be a good one, a designated SOS volunteer will check your landlord, vet, and personal references, as relevant. We may also require a home visit or adopter meeting.

Step 6: Finalize The Adoption

If the match is a good one, you will be informed via email of the adoption decision, and provided with instructions for how to pay the adoption donation and complete our adoption contract/addendum(s).

Step 7: Pick Up Your New Best Friend!

Once the adoption is finalized, congratulations! We will contact you to make arrangements to pick up your new family member!
**Please note that additional vetting,quarantine and/or waiting periods may be required depending upon your state of residence.

All of our dogs are age appropriately vaccinated prior to adoption. All of our dogs have been spayed/neutered and tested/treated for common canine disease.