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My name is Rusty!

Labrador Retriever/Pit Bull Terrier Mix Puppy for adoption in Ypsilanti, Michigan - Rusty
Photo 1 - Labrador Retriever/Pit Bull Terrier Mix Puppy for adoption in Ypsilanti, Michigan - Rusty
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Photo 3 - Labrador Retriever/Pit Bull Terrier Mix Puppy for adoption in Ypsilanti, Michigan - Rusty
Photo 4 - Labrador Retriever/Pit Bull Terrier Mix Puppy for adoption in Ypsilanti, Michigan - Rusty

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Rusty's Info...

I am already spayed, housetrained, in need of an experienced adopter, up to date with shots, not good with kids, good with dogs, and not good with cats.

Rusty's Story...
We got a frantic call from a Veterinary Clinic we have never worked with before. A family had brought Rusty in because their two unfixed breeding Pit Bulls had torn him out of his crate while they were at work by peeling back the top of his crate and ripped him out of their and chewed him up with cuts and bits all over his body and broken his jaw. He was only 22 pounds and sixteen weeks old. They couldn't afford the jaw surgery and stitches so they wanted to have him euthanized. The Vet refused to put him down, had them sign off on the pup and started calling rescues to take him on. He was turned down by all six rescues in the area including the Humane Society. He offered to reduce the rate if they would take him on. They continued to say no. By the time he called me and sent me the pics, this pup was in bad shape. I couldn't say no, I didn't have the money but figured I could fund raise to earn the money to take on the costs. It was a hard surgery, he ended up needing three, and it cost a fortune but we now had a puppy who couldn't chew anything and was going to be months before he could. We got Rusty after the surgery and he was sweet and loving and very much a baby. He now has a large plate in his jaw and luckily he didn't break the growth plate so his jaw would continue to grow normally. Once the recovery of the surgery was over he got a infection under the plate because someone gave him a treat that he couldn't yet chew and it got stuck blowing his cheek up and it distorted his face. We rushed him back in. Rusty's been through a lot. We had him with a few fosters where he learned to socialize at the dogs parks and learned sit, down, stay. He's LOVES the water, LOVES it. There is nothing he'd rather do. He still needs work on training, but he loves kids. Little kids are tough for him because he's excitable but adults, and older kids are wonderful for him. He wants to chase cats and has lived with them, but he might be better off with a home by the water, with a yard, definitely with another dog and no little kids or cats. I do think if the home is big enough he would learn to leave the cats alone because he did do that at one of the fosters homes. He's sweet, VERY smart and loving. He would be best with someone who understands the importance of being firm and consistent in his training. He should be about 55-65 pounds once he's full grown. He is 7.5 months old as of July 23rd and he is about 38 pounds. Call or text me at 517 294 4514 for more info and to meet him. marlas2468@yahoo.com

Facts about Rusty

  • Breed: Labrador Retriever/Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut
  • Age: Puppy
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Rusty, a Ypsilanti Labrador Retriever/Pit Bull Terrier puppy was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Labrador Retriever/Pit Bull Terrier for sale in Ypsilanti, or seeking a Labrador Retriever/Pit Bull Terrier puppy from a breeder in Ypsilanti.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Ypsilanti already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Ypsilanti breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Labrador Retriever/Pit Bull Terrier breeders who help with Labrador Retriever/Pit Bull Terrier rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Ypsilanti paves the way for another one to be saved.