by Lee Juslin
Trusty, a little six-month-old black Scottie, came into Scottie Rescue of Greater NY/NJ when he proved to be too rambunctious for his elderly owner and because of problems from the Condo Association where she lived.
Condo Associations can be cliquey, and this group kept phoning in false complaints to Animal Control. Each time the authorities came out to follow up on complaints, they found no problems. His owner became further concerned when she found strange things in her yard and was afraid someone might try to poison little Trusty. Luckily for Trusty, his mom called Erica from the rescue and arrangements were made to get the Scottie out of the dangerous situation. The arrangements were made on Easter because Trusty’s mom was very afraid for his safety.
Trusty is a happy, healthy boy except for a mild case of CMO (Cranial Mandibular Osteopathy), a condition that effects the jaw hinge. In Trusty’s case, the indication of the disease is away from the hinge. It is felt that the condition may resolve by the time he finishes growing at about a year.
Good breeders test for this genetic condition in both parents before breeding. However, Trusty is from a Mennonite breeder where such testing is typically not done.
Trusty is very high energy. He loves to play with toys and other dogs. Consequently, Trusty would like a forever home with at least one other dog that would play with him. He would also enjoy a fenced-in yard to run and play, though he does walk well on a leash. He would even adapt to an apartment with regular walks and room to frap and play inside. This active little guy definitely needs an individual or family young enough and active enough to keep up with him.Because Trusty is young, he may not be neutered before being adopted. However, rescue will cover the cost when he is old enough for the procedure, usually when a dog reaches one year. Rescues don’t often get puppies, and Trusty will make a wonderful companion for the right person or family with many years ahead.
You can learn more about Trusty and all the other Scotties in Scottie Rescue, volunteer, apply to adopt a rescue, or make a very needed donation. During this time of the Covid virus, rescue organizations need even more help with financial donations and volunteers. If you want to volunteer, you can become a foster parent or help with transporting. Scottie Rescue of Greater NY/NJ is a 501C3 entity so donations are tax deductible.