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Our Featured Marion, NC Partner:

Rusty's Legacy

Dog adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.

Pets at Our Rescue Group:

Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:

Rusty's Legacy rescues dogs from the Western Region of North Carolina. We pull dogs from high kill shelters, take in strays and accept owner surrenders when the shelter is the only other option for the dog.

About Our Rescue Group:

The mission of Rusty's Legacy is to save the lives of as many adoptable dogs while working towards a no kill community.

We believe that community education and low cost or free spay neuter is the road to assure that no healthy, adoptable dog will die.

Come Meet our Pets:

Pet adoption events are held at the Black Mountain and Morganton Tractor Supply on alternate Saturdays. The rescue is open Thursday, Friday and Sunday and by appointment.

Pets can be met by appointment by calling Jeri at 828-460-3190 or email us at Rusty'

Our Adoption Process:

All vet references are checked, landlords, homeowner regulations and City/County regulations are verified prior to adoption. Adoption fees range from $75.00 to $200.00 depending upon age, breed and medical interventions provided while in rescue.

All dogs are indoor/outdoor dogs, there will be no dog left on a chain EVER, fenced in yards are preferred. Certain breeds of dogs will require prior experience with the breed or breed type.

Our Adopted Pets:

We have helped lots of pets connect with loving and caring owners. Check out our adopted pets list!

Why should you adopt?

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog or puppy versus getting dogs for sale or puppies for sale from a dog breeder? When someone is breeding puppies, they are creating new dogs who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog or puppy and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale from a puppy breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog or adopt a puppy at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.