Pet of the Month: Dusti

Pet of the Month: Dusti

Dusti joined his family when his mom and her son went to the humane society to adopt a kitten, but instead they came home with him! Dusti was just three months old at the time and has been his mom’s constant companion and best friend ever since. They have logged an unbelievable number of miles walking, hiking, backpacking, and paddle boarding together. Dusti also loves camping—in fact, he has camped with his family all over the country.

Dusti’s greatest challenge is fear. He’s afraid of most everything, including crumpling bags, the toaster popping, black walnuts falling, the oven preheating, the house creaking, and seemingly, nothing at all. He also struggles with separation anxiety, which has manifested itself into chewing up his mom’s house, bed, and anything else he can get his paws on. Worst of all, he’s afraid of meeting new people. But once he knows you, his loving nature emerges.

His favorite things are treats and toys with treats in them. Good thing his mom keeps him so active! Dusti’s mom loves his sensitivity. He knows when people are happy or sad. He is a great companion to his mom, as well as his best friend who is a kitty! Dusti also has chickens at home, which he loves to chase around the yard. While Dusti loves it, we aren’t sure the chickens are all that fond of the situation.

Dusti loves everyone at Pewaukee Veterinary Service. He began coming to PVS for Doggy Daycare, which has really brought him out of his shell. His mom says it “saved his life.” She is so grateful for the care that our staff takes with Dusti and his anxiety: “We’re really excited about Dusti being pet of the month—you all deserve to be honored as Doggy Daycare workers of the century!” she says.

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