Jack Russell Terrier/Patterdale Terrier
Picture of Rusty, a male Jack Russell Terrier/Patterdale Terrier

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Age: 12 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 26-50 lbs

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Little Man, Bubbles/Bubby/Bub

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

Quick Bio:
-pound dog-dog rescue

September 24th 2004

Long hikes, car rides, cuddling

Not being the center of attention

Favorite Toy:
His beaver (which is disgusting but he carries it everywhere)

Favorite Food:

Favorite Walk:
Anywhere he can sniff interesting things

Best Tricks:
Rolling over, standing up & twirling, jumping

Arrival Story:
After 20 years of begging my parents for a dog they finally gave in (when I reminded them I'd be out of the house soon and could afford to pay for everything!). We looked around for a little and found no one that was just perfect. Then we went to Noah's Ark. There we found little Rusty, jumping up and down in his cage, barely barking despite the other VERY loud dogs around him, and giving us his cute face. The poor little guy had been rescued from another shelter where they said he had been a while. We asked to see him and although he was more interested in being outside than us, we fell in love (which was a big step for my parents!) How could anyone have passed him up for so long?! We couldn't wait and took him home that day and have been a much happier family ever since.

UPDATE: Just found out today (while dropping off donations at the shelter and talking to a volunteer who recognized "Jack"...his old name) that my little guy was adopted out 5 times at the other shelter and returned each time! He was deemed "unadoptable" but this volunteer thought otherwise and brought him to Noah's Ark. I couldn't help but thank this guy for seeing past the "unadoptable" label and letting us find him! Of course we can't see why someone would return Rusty...he's perfect! Or maybe it was just meant to be :)

Forums Motto:
Can't we all just play a little longer?

The Last Forum I Posted In:
My dog killed my neighbors cat....

I've Been On Dogster Since:
August 4th 2006 More than 10 years!

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Dogster's 2006 Holiday Picture Party!

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The Rustball Speaks


March 22nd 2007 4:19 pm
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Sooo this was a big day for me!!
I got a free day at doggie first time. I had a lot of fun (and layed down in the car for the first time ever so you KNOW I was tired!). The daycare guy said he was worried about me at first when I saw the dogs from behind a fence, but that once I got in the group with them, I was actually a little scared. He said I warmed up though and that this kind of socialization would be good for me. So my Grandma is being nice and will pay for me to go every once in a while! Yayyy!

The SECOND great thing that happened was that I'm almost POSITIVE I know what breed I am! The daycare guy (he must be good luck) said my mom should look up Patterdale Terriers cause he could swear I looked like one...not a Jack Russell like the shelter guessed. Well she went home and looked up and POW up pops a picture that looks exactly like me. So she read a little more and POW there was my personality. It also ruled out her desire to get a kitty or a rabbit....apparently Patterdales like to kill. So no little furry things in this house. Which could also explain my love of big dogs and strange fear/anger towards the tiny guys.

Anyway I'm super excited now and mom's super happy to finally know what I am....not that it matters, I'm still just Rusty in her eyes :D

Time for belly rubs!!


My family!!

March 17th 2007 9:19 am
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Did you see the new picture of my family and me?? We were in the was lotttsss of fun. My buddy Lucas (the other furry guy in the picture) and I got to run around off leash and sniff everything. We knew we had a job though! We kept circling the area we were in to make sure no mean animals came around. We even got to have some of the food my mom and her boyfriend were was mmm mmmmm good.

I hope we go in the woods when it gets warm again (I start shivering after a while w/out my sweater....but don't tell my big buddy Lucas! )



February 5th 2007 6:51 pm
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I finally learned how to play fetch the RIGHT WAY today!! I usually just held onto the ball like it would disappear if I let it go. Today though Mom taught me that if I just drop it in her hand she'll throw it again for me...which I like!!

Mom said I was a very good boy and gave me lots of hugs so I thought it was good enough to share! :)

Next goal: Frisbee :P (well maybe when it gets warmer than 10 degrees......)

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