Rusty and Jillian

Some things truly get better as they age, and Rusty and Jillian are the perfect example of this! This sweet married couple have seen each other through the good times and bad, sickness and health, and it is very important we keep them together so they can continue to support each other through everything.

Rusty and Jillian were raised and owned by a woman who did not spay or neuter her pets, so they continued to breed. She fell on hard times and found herself with 8 dogs over the age of 7, with Rusty and Jillian being the eldest of the group, so most likely the parents or grandparents of the others. Their owner lost the ability to care for them and they developed skin problems due to flea infestations. Jillian lost all of the hair on her chest, belly, and legs, and Rusty lost all of the hair on his back from his shoulders down.

Two years later, these resilient dogs have come so far! Rusty has grown all of his hair back into a beautiful, luscious coat, and Jillian has grown most of her crazy and adorable wiry hair back as well! They both have special medical needs. Rusty has dry eyes, but all that requires is a few eye drops every day! Jillian has occasional seizures and is on medication to help regulate them. She also has some food allergies that contributed to the hair loss in her previous home, but she is doing great on her current diet.

These two could live with cats or other dogs and would do best with teenager or adults so they can live quiet and relaxed lives.

If you are interested in adopting these dogs, please complete an ONLINE APPLICATION BY CLICKING HERE. Be sure to indicate the dog(s) you are interested in meeting in your application.

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