My name is Rusty!

Australian Shepherd Dog for adoption in St. Louis, Missouri - Rusty
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Central Aussie Rescue & Support

Facts about Rusty

  • Breed: Australian Shepherd
  • Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut - With White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 10161192-1643

Rusty came to CARS back in June from a neglect case in Texas. His brother Steele was healthier and adopted quickly. Rusty on the other hand has been on medical hold with mange, malnutrition, mats so bad his coat had to be shaved, and heartworm treatments. He's now on the mend, has a gorgeous new coat and looking for his new forever home. 

This beautiful red tri 5-year-old is just about the lovingest Aussie there is around people. He loves to snuggle in as close as he can and just be with his family. He's completely housebroken, crate trained, and not destructive in the house. Rusty is not a very hyper boy - about medium energy - so enjoys his walks and play sessions and then is perfectly fine settling in for some couch time. He's usually quietly nearby observing everything around him. Rusty is eager to please and loves to dance with his "happy feet" when he knows he's been a good boy. He thrives on positive enforcement. 

While Rusty has accepted his foster fur siblings, he is best as an only animal. He can be very assertive and very slow (at least a week) to accept new canine friends. He just knows he's the rock star and doesn't want to share the fame and fortune. He also has a high focus drive with smaller animals like cats and chickens. He's been around kids of various ages, but we recommend older children due to his past.  

Rusty is up to date on vaccinations (rabies, distemper/parvo, bordetella), microchipped, treated for heartworms and on preventative. He is being fostered in the St Louis area. 


Every dog with Central Aussie Rescue is fully vetted, up-to-date on vaccinations, spayed or neutered, microchipped, and evaluated before being listed for adoption. Interested adopters must fill out an application, either online or in person, to be considered. Please visit for more information about how to help Aussies in need. We are an all-foster rescue located in Missouri, Illinois, and surrounding areas. 

About Central Aussie Rescue & Support

About Our Rescue Group...

Central Aussie Rescue & Support is an all-foster rescue network serving Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, and surrounding states. We are a team of volunteers who love the breed and strive to share that love through education and support. While our rescue itself may be new, the core team has been together for years, fostering and volunteering for various rescue groups before branching off into their own nonprofit. Between them, the directors have over 50 years of rescue experience.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Check our website for upcoming events and activities or fill out an application to meet individual companions.

Our Adoption Process...

All dogs are fully vetted, spayed/neutered, microchipped, and evaluated before being listed for adoptions. All interested adopters must fill out an application either online or in person. Volunteers will then check references and interview perspective families to ensure they are the correct match for our companions. An adoption donation based on the age of the dog is required with all adoptions.

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