I'm Rusty!

I am a 10 year old Red Poodle.  I was adopted from Because You Care after my Mom Sally died.  I was then adopted by the Benedictine Sisters, Carolann and Rita.  Thanks to my good friends - Pam, Ruth and John, I found a loving home with the Sisters.  I have passed my obedience and Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Classes and recently received my Therapy Dog Vest.  I am now taking Agility Classes.

Things I Have Learned from Humans:  People are wonderful - they give me treats, see that I am groomed and even let sleep with them!  I know I'm "special" because when my owners leave they always give me a treat and a hug.

Things My Owners Have Learned from Me:  Patience.  If you want something - keep at it until you get it!  We have learned that love is a 2-way street.  Working together and playing together makes for good friendships.

Favorite Trick:  I like to steal Kleenex out of the box, purses, pockets, waste paper baskets or anything else I can find.  I have done this since I was a baby.  I also like playing with my squeaky toys - shaking them and then tossing them into the air!

Favorite Treat:  Milk Bones or Cool Packs made from Yogurt.

Make No Bones About It...I Am a Great Therapy Dog Because... I love people, love to cuddle on laps and just being close to all my friends.

My Favorite Places to Visit:  Mount St. Benedict Monastery, St. Mary's Home, Millcreek Community Hospital TCU Unit, Barnes & Noble.  My volunteer handlers are named Sr. Carolann and Sr. Rita, OSB.

When we succeed, you succeed.  For a $50 donation, you can sponsor Rusty.  Click here to see how!

Rusty is sponsored by Sangamon Farm of DeWittville, New York, and Suzanne Franks.

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