My name is Dusty and I’m part of the 9/11 Memorial Dog themed transport coming to OPH 9/11/2020. I am named and honored after Dusty who originated from CA and served as a Search and Rescue dog at the World Trade Center during the 9/11 Tragedy.
I’m guessed to be a Lab mix and estimated to be about 1 years old. I’m a sweet boy and I currently weigh about 40lbs.
I had a difficult life before I was rescued. I am shy and have a bald patch on my head near my left ear that looks like an injury. I don’t want to tell my foster mom how I got it. My foster mom hopes that fur will grow back, but she thinks I am already too cute and this bald patch does not make me less handsome.
My foster mom says I’m a very sweet boy and I follow her everywhere! My foster sister explained to me that I should not get too close to her and I obey her rules! I am house broken and had not had any incidents in the house! I am not a chewer and have not destroyed anything in my foster family house. I am crate trained and quietly sleep in it through the night, although I would rather sleep in my or my foster sister’s bed. I love being outside and like long walks and hikes with my foster family! I am pretty good on a leash.
I want to make friends with all dogs my size and smaller, but I am a bit uncomfortable around larger dogs. I am friendly with humans, although more cautious with men, but not aggressive at all. I think I will trust all humans again soon! My foster family is working on that and my foster mom says I’m making a lot of progress!
I’m making my way north in search of my new family. Is that with you! If so apply today! I won’t be available long!
This dog tested positive for heartworm disease before arriving to the rescue. The disease was treated while in foster care. Heartworm disease is transmitted to a dog through a bite from an infected mosquito. With monthly preventatives, the disease is completely preventable. Read about heartworm disease here: Read more about heartworm disease here here
This dog's bio is based off the experiences of the foster and/or volunteers of OPH as well as any information that we received from the shelter or previous owner. This is very important because it means that while they may act one way in the foster’s home, you may experience something different in your home.