*We didn’t get Rusty’s picture from his owner in the submission. 😦  If you are Rusty’s owner, please e-mail us his picture so Rusty can get the public exposure he deserves!  Meanwhile, enjoy this picture of a cockapoo named Ricky Nelson from thedailypuppy.com.  The review, however, is for Rusty.

Aliases: Roo, Ruster-roo

Breed: Cockapoo (Cocker Spaniel and Poodle mix)

Favorite toy: latest gift from his dog walker

Owner: BCE

ASPCA personality Type: Busy Bee – I’m a naturally playful, curious, and trusting canine. Take me for a big walk every day; give me something to do. After my job’s done, I’ll curl up in front of the fire with you in the evenings.

Appearance:  A

Look at my picture!  People tell me all the time what a darling dog I have.

Friendliness (People): B

Friendliness (Dogs): D

Likes people especially when he is with a member of the family, is very social, but prefers his own people.  Very protective of family members and will tolerate a visiting dog but not thrilled with other dogs, prefers people.

Special Talents: D

Will sit and give a paw if he must, but thinks it is rather silly.  Prefers to just look cute and get what he wants.

Begging for Food: B

He sits at your feet at meal time and then looks very expectantly after a meal, but does not bark or whine.

Other important information:

He is so important to me and makes my life better by having him in it.  He is a sweetie who loves to give kisses and curl up with me.  I am lucky to have Rusty in my life.

Overall Grade: C+

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