Rusty was very frightened and nervous on picking him up. For the first few days he tried to dig his way out under the fence, but then settled into his new home, checking out every corner of the yard and indoors. He loves his walks along the beach, plus a swim or two. At meal times he either sits and stares at me, or finds a spot near the frig! We have regular outings in the car, and now to the point of picking up the car keys and there he is! Now Rusty is a very loyal, happy and companion, friendly to everyone he meets.