My name is Rusty!

Miniature Pinscher Dog for adoption in Sacramento, California - Rusty
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Internet Miniature Pinscher Service, Inc. (Northern CA & Northern NV)

Facts about Rusty

  • Breed: Miniature Pinscher
  • Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 28743
Rusty ~ "ADOPTION PENDING": 4.5 years old, Red Stag (Rust) male, cropped tail and ears, 10 lbs and 11..5". Shots up-to-date, released from shelter via vet that found him.

This handsome, love bug, young man is looking for a home all his own where he can spend many more years being loved. Rusty’s nickname is “glue stick” as he would love to sit on your lap ALL DAY. Belly rubs are one of his favorite past times so beware... Rusty will get along with other dogs but would prefer to be the lone dog (more attention for him). He is a real snuggle bug and only issue is if another dog gets near him when he is sleeping (he will growl). As with most min pins he is very treat motivated and will come running when called.
We are unsure of the events that took place, but Rusty came to us with a laceration to his right eye. He was found as a stray by an animal control officer and taken to the local vet. He was treated by the vet and then turned over to IMPS as the local shelter could not take him due to the healing of his eye. The vet that treated his eye gave him a clean bill of health and was able to save the eye. He was unfortunately unable to save his vision. After a few months in foster care his eye is healed and he is doing great. We continue to evaluate his left eye for vision as he adjusts to the loss of vision in his right eye. We believe he has some vision in his left eye but does still run into stuff.
Rusty is one of the sweetest Min Pins I have ever fostered. Rusty would love to find a home with an older person that would allow him to snuggle under the covers at night. He can be quite the couch potato when he wants to be. A quite home or apartment would be perfect for him. If you are looking for a companion, please consider Rusty. I know he would love to meet you!
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Note: Rusty is located in CA in the Sacramento area - and we will not fly this boy.
UPDATED: 10-13-16

If you wish to adopt, please fill out our IMPS Min Pin Adoption Application
If you have previously submitted an Application form, there is no need to re-apply.
For more details, contact Tiffany:

IMPS is a non-profit rescue organization that does not have a viewing facility to which you can come and meet the dogs available for adoption. All of our MinPins are in loving homes in foster care. Arrangements can be made with the foster parent; however, it is a requirements that the Adoption Application be completed and approved first.

If you wish to adopt, please fill out the IMPS MinPin Adoption Application. Also, please visit our website, IMPSHomePage.

ContactTiffany C with questions.

Internet Miniature Pinscher Services Inc.

About Internet Miniature Pinscher Service, Inc. (Northern CA & Northern NV)

About Our Rescue Group...

The Internet Miniature Pinscher Service, Inc. (IMPS) was formed in July of 1998 with the adoption of Lister through the Miniature Pinscher e-mail group at For information on the Miniature Pinscher e-mail list, please visit the Minpin List . The IMPS mission is to improve the lives of homeless and abandoned Miniature Pinschers through rescue and the love and respect that comes with humane care, compassion and kindness. IMPS attempts to assist Miniature Pinschers in need by providing foster care, transport, adoptive homes, veterinary care, and other services and information for the well-being of Miniature Pinschers. All Miniature Pinschers placed through IMPS will be spayed or neutered prior to placement, and have been thoroughly evaluated by a breed representative for temperament and training needs.

Come Meet Our Pets...

All of our rescued min pins are now living in loving foster homes throughout the country and Canada. To start the process please fill out an Adoption Application . The success of IMPS is only possible with the volunteers who have agreed to help with the rescue and placement of miniature pinschers. Assistance from our team of volunteers includes fostering, assistance with owner give-ups & home checks, local shelter checks, and transport & placement of min pins to approved homes. IMPS is in need of volunteers in all of the above described areas. To volunteer, please fill out the Volunteer Application

Our Adoption Process...

All potential adopters must pass a veterinary reference check and home visit. IMPS requires reimbursement of all necessary veterinary costs (eg. the cost of the spay/neuter, microchipping, and any veterinary care required prior to placement), and in some instances, travel costs. A donation to the organization is requested with each adoption so that we may continue to care for chronically ill and/or severely injured foster dogs. In all cases, any expenses related to the adoption will be agreed upon prior to placement. While the Adoption expenses may be negotiable for some dogs, please remember that the care and upkeep of a dog, even the "King of Toys", requires some financial outlay, and if a small placement expense is beyond your means, you may wish to consider a pet which does not require as much care as the Miniature Pinscher.