Senior corgi mix, in foster

May 16, 2022: Welcome Rusty!

Last week we posted a plea for foster applicants with room in their hearts and homes for senior and special needs corgi and corgi mixes. Today, we’re introducing one of our reasons why. Say hello to Rusty.

Rusty is a senior corgi/collie mix that joins the SECR family as a shelter pull. She was surrendered there because her owner passed away and family was unable to care for her. She comes to us with her own set of critical health issues, and addressing every single one of them is a priority for us. Rusty has significant dental rot, mobility issues that make walking on stairs a challenge, and a firm, baseball-sized mass on her hip that testing with our vets reveal is a soft tissue sarcoma. Rusty is scheduled for surgery later this week, and while it may not be possible to remove her tumor with completely clear margins we’re hoping to get enough to give her a fighting chance. In the meantime, we’re doing what we can to make Rusty feel loved and comfortable – including a bath and luxury spa treatment. Because, just like with humans, when you look better you feel better. Rusty has an uphill battle, but despite the challenge she’s been a loving girl with affection towards every person and animal she’s met. She deserves our help and, just like all our other rescues, she’s going to get it.

If you want to join us help Rusty and other rescues with uphill battles of their own, please visit our foster page on this site to get more information and apply. We need your help.