ARRG is an 'Approved Rehoming Organisation' number - R251000005

RUSTY, 5 year old male Kelpie x


Rusty and his human companion were living on the streets together when his human fell ill. They were inseparable and it was hard for him to leave Rusty behind as he was admitted to hospital.

Luckily a case worker reached out and we were able to offer Rusty temporary housing while his owner received treatment.

Rusty has been in care since October last year. His human thankfully was able to move into a nursing home, where he is getting the care he needs but unfortunately can no longer look after Rusty nor is he allowed a dog at the home.

We'd love to find Rusty a loving forever home in the Bangalow area, who is possibly willing to take Rusty to visit his human companion once a month to share cuddles together and maybe even have a few games of ball.

Weight: 20-25 kg

- Short, easy to maintain coat
- Friendly
- Cuddly and loving
- Loves, loves, loves to play ball
- Likes water
- Good with some female dogs (he enjoys playing with our female dingo, Sheba)
- Walks well on the lead

- Hoping to find someone who is happy to assist in visits with his previous owner still
- Not good with male dogs
- Not tested with cats

To expedite the adoption process, click on 'I want to ADOPT NAME' OR email ARRG ( - Subject: Rusty) proof of home ownership, or if you rent, a letter of agreement from your landlord/owner - Agency renters on their letterhead; Private renters need letter accompanied by owner's proof of property ownership. As well as photos of your fenced yard.

You can also take this opportunity to tell us why you would make the best guardian for this dog.

Recommended that you include following in email:
* Why you/your family would make best guardian;
* Number of children/Ages?
* Pets?
* History with dogs?
* How much time do you have for walking this dog?
* Full time/Part time worker or Retired or Work from home?
* What will you do with your furbabies if you ever have to move into a rental that does not allow dogs/cats?
* Phone number

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Ref: ARRG ID 2551
Microchip Number: 982000364713232

I want to ADOPT RUSTY — If emailing please include your location and phone number so we can chat about suitability and viewing RUSTY. Please also attach proof of home ownership, or if you rent, a letter of agreement from your landlord/owner, and photos of your fenced yard if adopting a dog.

If you have a fenced area, time to exercise and care for RUSTY and you can offer a home FOR LIFE please contact us.

Telepone: (02)6622 1881 and (02)6622 1020 office hours Mon- Fri.
Location: Animal Rights and Rescue is located on the Far North Coast NSW (near Ballina, Byron Bay,Casino,Lismore), Australia.

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