51 year old • Male • 21.3 lbs
Dusty Dog is a chihuahua mix, so he is small, only about 21 pounds. He stands about 11/2 feet tall and 21/2 feet long. He is brindle/tan with white markings and his face is mostly a dusty gray. He has the muzzle of a hound, and the fluffy tail of a corgi.
Dusty Dog is very sweet, he likes to be scratched on the back and ears, but after a brief snuggle he wants to curl up. He loves his dog bed and his crate, going between the two throughout the day. Although he is partially blind he loves to sit on the front stoop and attempt to watch ants and walkers. He squeals and pulls when he hears or sees another dog, and loves to walk directly in the middle of the road. He seems not to notice cars, when he does hear them he wags his tail and walks toward the sound, so we are working on walking on the lawn side.
He pays little interest to most human food, but really perked up when I ordered pizza. He is really gently when taking treats (with his adorable underbite), but does not want anyone to touch his paws. We are working on that, as he has some long nails currently. He doesn't resist baths, but does wail when he gets wet.
He is currently experiencing some super itchy dermatitis which is slowly getting better. He may have diabetes and we will know more later this week after his vet appointment.
Dusty, the little dog was found out infront of an IAR Volunteer's dog daycare on the street in Mebane Memorial Day Weekend. He was covered in fleas which have ravaged his skin.
IAR subsidizes post-adoption professional training with Jane Marshall (www.cheerydogs.com) to encourage a life-long and successful bond between the dog and the adopter. Group classes for puppies and adult dogs are provided at a substantial discount to IAR adopters.