Breed: Male Wolfhound x Staghound
Location: Point Cook
Please note: Dusty adores other dogs and will be rehomed with a canine friend. Don’t have another dog? Mylee Polkington (who is also available for adoption) and Dusty have lived together and had a great time.
Dusty is such a sweet, intelligent dog and look at him with his Brad Pitt looks. Dusty’s progress in one month is amazing. He started off very timid with people, he was pulling on the leash out walking, he was scared of the doggy door and knew no commands at all. He has always greeted other dogs nicely and that has continued. Whether big or small he will approach another dog slowly and calmly. Now Dusty’s confidence with strangers has grown, he’s still cautious but has started greeting strangers out on walks asking for a pat. He bounds through the doggy door with the greatest of confidence. His foster carer says he is a joyful dog companion, gentle and fun with a lovely nature that makes her laugh a lot with his antics.
Walks? Yes please, he loves them, he’s a bit of a couch potato and could manage with one walk a day but currently he’s taken on two walks a day. He tries to jump into his harness. He’s gone from pulling on the leash with no focus to walking beside his carer and now they’ve started walking him with their other dog and he loves sharing his walk. If there is a really loud noise that gives him a fright he will pull on the leash and then settles.
Dusty’s carer works from home and Dusty happily sleeps all day close by in their office. From not knowing any commands, Dusty now knows how to sit, waits to be invited on the lounge, sits and waits before eating his food, walks nicely and is currently learning the drop command. He’s very eager to please.
He has his wobble that the carer says isn’t a problem she finds it endearing. She sees Dusty being an awesome family member however perhaps not suited to little children. Not because of temperament but he tends to flick his head back sometimes and may potentially knock over a small child.
Dusty is playful, out in the yard he does zoomies past the other dog to try to get him to play. He’ll bound around his carer trying to get her to play out in the yard. He loves a cuddle. His foster home has a lot of plants which he leaves alone, he’s not a chewer.
Want an affectionate, beautiful natured, fun dog that loves playtime and walks, but is also happy to chill out? Able to continue building confidence and finishing training for Dusty? Please fill out the application!
Adults/teenage home only.
Thank you to Kate of Kate Stavrov Photography for the fantastic photos of Dusty.
Microchip Number: 953010005571275
Source Number: RE120211
Health: Dusty has mild cerebellar hypoplasia.
All our dogs are desexed, C5 vaccinated with intranasal, microchipped, wormed, and flea treated. All necessary vetwork such as dentals, surgery, eye treatment are also carried out. We are no longer heartworm testing as we have not had one positive test since we began in 2006. If a dog comes to us on heartworm treatment this is continued.