Adoption Fee: $325.00
Dachshund / Pomeranian
Age: Adult
Sex: Male

PLEASE READ TO THE END OF THE POST FOR ADOPTION INFORMATION. Meet Rusty! Rusty is an adorable 6 year old, 12 pound pup Doxi/Shelti/Pom mix. Rusty was surrendered by a lady with medical issues. As her health declined he became protective of his mom and was becoming aggressive with her adult son and the in-home nursing staff caring for her. We are sure his behavior had everything to do with his fear and confusion over the changes and strangers in his life. We believe this is going to carry over into his new home and we want to make sure that his new owners have experience dealing with the dog with trust and/or fear biting issues. We also believe Rusty is going to be best in a home with a female. Rusty came into rescue scared and hiding from everyone, but after several days he started coming out of his shell. He is now comfortable and happy in his foster home. Rusty is a love muffin who likes affection and attention and is definitely a lap dog. He loves his person and is not going to be a dog who is happy alone for long periods of time. We think he will bond quickly with his new family. Rusty enjoys sitting with his foster mom and sleeping next to her on the big bed. He is jealous of the attention that other dogs get and will be best as an only dog in the home. Rusty has not been tested with cats and should not go to a home with children of any age. He can still be a bit skittish of quick movements that surprise him. We haven't seen him play with toys yet, but he loves his treats and is front and center when it's snack time! Rusty has good house manners and has not barked at all since coming into rescue. He is 100% potty trained, leash trained, and enjoys walks and rides in the car. A home with a fenced yard would be best because he can get startled by unfamiliar situations and noises. He loves chasing geckos and butterflies freely outside too! Rusty has been to the vet for a wellness check, is up to date on shots, neutered, fecal and heartworm tested, has had a 12-month ProHeart heartworm prevention shot, and is microchipped with a lifetime registration. If you were looking for a cute fuzzy new best friend Rusty may be the perfect dog for you! Submit an adoption application for review using the link below! We are located in Pensacola Florida. Applicants for Rusty should live within a 1 hour drive to Pensacola. *We are a foster-based rescue and do not have a facility. Our dogs live in private homes in and around the Pensacola area until they are adopted. *To meet a dog or be considered for adoption you must first submit an adoption application for review. This does not obligate you to adopt a dog. *Unfortunately we are unable to personally respond to every application. You are welcome to message us on our Facebook page to follow up on the status of your app.


A Place of Hope Small Dog Rescue
Escambia County
Pensacola, Florida 32514

Applicants must live within 1-3 hours drive of Pensacola FL. Dogs with vet appointments or behavioral concerns are local adoption only. Go to our website to fill out an application. DO NOT SEND EMAIL INQUIRIES!



  • Not Good with Other Dogs
  • Good with Adults (Not Kids)


  • Average Energy
  • Average Temperament


  • Neutered
  • Vaccinations Current

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