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Arrroooo!  Rusty is the name and lovin’ is the game!

When I’m not drooling over treats (my favorite thing!), you’ll find me following my nose and looking for pets. Honestly, though, my prey drive is so high I just can’t be around any small animals and I tend to be competitive around other dogs with my food, treats and toys.

But please don’t let that stop you from giving me a chance at a loving, happy home!

I guess what I’m trying to say is that I’d be happiest as the only pet in the household, that’s all.

I hope you have a big heart and a big couch, because this 80-pound hound dog needs a home, and I have my eye on you!

Won’t you give me a chance at a warm, cozy home to call my own?

Editor’s note: Pet of the week is a weekly feature profiling pets at the Humane Society of Marathon County in need of a home. To find out more about this week’s pet and the adoption process, visit the HSMC website here.