My name is Rusty - cuddly!

Dachshund Dog for adoption in Madison, Tennessee - Rusty - cuddly
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Healing Hearts Animal Rescue

Facts about Rusty - cuddly

  • Breed: Dachshund
  • Color: Brown/Chocolate - With Black
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: D-24-16
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Important Note

Rusty - cuddly is best friends with Daffney - snuggly. Please adopt both of them so they can stay together!
Rusty is a cute little reddish brown purebred Dachshund who loves to go for walks and snuggle with his person. He is currently 7 years old and weighs 17 lbs. I came to Sumner County Animal Control and found an older woman sobbing in the lobby because she was so distraught about having to give up her two senior Dachshunds so I told her I would take them and find great homes for them. Rusty is neutered, up to date on shots, heartworm negative, microchipped and current on flea and heartworm prevention. Rusty would really love to be adopted with his best friend, Daffney, if possible. Rusty's adoption fee is $150 by himself or $300 for him and Daffney together. Rusty is housetrained and cratetrained. He would do best as an only dog unless he is adopted with Daffney as he gets jealous of his person. If you are interested in adopting this little sweetie, please email You can also call or text (615) 290-2454.

*Rusty is a special needs pup because he recently lost the use of his back legs due to a bulging disc on his back. He is currently on six weeks of bed rest and medications. He is improving and can use his back legs more and more. However, he will need to be adopted by someone who does not mind carrying him outside to potty and then back in again. Plus he will need ongoing vet care for the rest of his life. He recently had a senior blood panel which came back completely healthy.

About Healing Hearts Animal Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

We are a small animal rescue group located in Madison, TN, dedicated to helping cats and dogs with special needs find homes with people who love them for the special joy they bring to our lives.

Donate to Our Rescue Group...

We are now a registered 501-c-3 nonprofit organization! We are seeking monthly supporters and one-time gifts of any size are always appreciated. You can donate securely online through under the Donation page.

Come Meet Our Pets...

By appointment only. Email or call to schedule. We can only schedule adoption appointments on Mondays, Tuesdays, or any other evening after 3:30 pm.

Our Adoption Process...

For cats, adoption application and contract is required. Indoor homes only. Our cat adoption fee is $50 for senior cats and $100 for young kittens. All cats are tested for feline AIDS and leukemia, administered all shots medically appropriate, deworming, flea prevention and any other necessary medical care.

For dogs, an adoption application and adoption contract is required, as well as a home visit if you are local. Adoption fees range from $100 to $200, depending on age, breed and any special needs.

Out of state adoptions are allowed in some situations as long as you can come and pick up your new pet.