Rusty – Yellow (Fox Red) Male, 4 years old, 80 lbs.

Well, hello there!  Have I got a deal for you!  How would you like to be the talk of the town when you take your daily walk with this hunky hunk of red furred, head-turning dude who is practically a celebrity? How would you like to ensure you keep all those New Year’s resolutions to eat better, get more exercise, and reduce your stress come true?  Well, my name is Rusty, and I’m a gorgeous red headed fellow and if you adopt me, it’s a game changer for the best!

You look a little skeptical there – sound too good to be true?  Well, sometimes someone else’s loss is an opportunity for your gain!  Believe it or not, my handsome self was surrendered!  No, really!  Someone   let me slip through their fingers.  And honestly, it was a good thing.  I was relegated to a backyard life   and left with nothing but food for entertainment.  While most might think being surrendered is the end of the road, I, Rusty was just too irresistible (and lucky) to worry.   And I was right – I was discovered by some local legends.  You might have heard of them – the Defenders of Dogs, the Labrador Retriever Rescue of Fresno?   So here I am – a gorgeous red headed hunk looking for a family to call our own.

So, more about me.  I am both crate trained and house trained and I know who to use a doggie door. I like to give kisses and lay at your feet. Some of my favorite things are deer antlers, Kong toys and bully sticks. My foster dad said no more stuffed toys for me because I am a champ at de-stuffing them in seconds! I have a lot of energy and will need daily walks and play time to make me a balanced and calmer fellow. Oh, and I know the commands “sit”, “off” and I walk pretty well on leash with my training collar.  I like dogs my size when properly introduced. I will easily keep stray cats, squirrels and other varmints out of our back yard! And small dogs?… hmmmm kind of the same as cats no?

Did I tell you petting a dog can lower your blood pressure and reduce your stress?  You can give up that costly gym membership and spend time with me instead!  And I will always encourage and love you every step of the way.   Really, all I need to is a family who believes in me!  So, what are you waiting for –  Adopt me and we will all be true family!

Rusty is looking for his forever home. This handsome, snuggly boy would do best with older children (10+) because of his exuberance.  He will require an experienced handler and family committed to taking him to doggie obedience school so that he can get a refresher course on manners and be the very best dog he can be.  If you are interested in adopting this handsome red fellow, please fill out an application at our website:!