From the family of Rusty:

“Rusty is gone now. He couldn’t get up anymore. The vet said it was definitely time. He had no more muscles in his back legs. He has enjoyed his walks on the beach. We are very sad about Rusty. He was a character !”


Meet Rusty! He is an approximately 12-year-old senior chocolate Labrador Retriever with a huge heart. He is very handsome! Rusty tries to be as active as his body will allow. He has some lumps and bumps that most labs his age have. Also, Rusty has a growth on his back leg that requires regular monitoring. Also, he has some arthritis in his rear legs, but that doesn’t keep him from walking well on a leash for short distances.

Rusty is excellent with cats and other dogs, both big and small. He loves baths and being brushed. Rusty is delighted to be around his best buddy, Java. They came to WCLRR from the Apple Valley shelter after their owner passed away.

Rusty is fearless and is always aware of things going on around him; he’s happy to send out an alarm bark when a stranger passes by.

Rusty is very affectionate and full of kisses for his foster and is a great companion for anyone looking for a senior lab! Rusty is completely housebroken and uses the doggy door at this foster home.

Rusty is currently taking some medication for his arthritis, and we have seen a significant improvement in his mobility.

Rusty had a complete veterinarian examination, including senior bloodwork and urine analysis. He is current on his vaccines, neutered and microchipped.

COVID-19 Update: WCLRR is continuing to accept applications for adoptions, scheduling virtual home interviews, and accepting owner surrenders. Please contact info@wclrr.org if you have any questions.