My name is Rusty!

Dachshund/Corgi Mix Dog for adoption in Phoenix, Arizona - Rusty
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Help a Dog Smile

Facts about Rusty

  • Breed: Dachshund/Corgi Mix
  • Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 11511744

Hi my name is Rusty.  I am about 1 year old and I weigh 9 pounds.  I am part Dachshund, part Corgi and maybe a bit Chihuahua as well.  All of those breeds makes me a very cool looking dude.  I have big bright hazel eyes and floppy ears and short legs. My foster mom says I am an ideal puppy/adult dog.  I am still active like a puppy but I am almost house trained and I don’t chew on furniture or take things I am not supposed to have. 

I probably am not a good fit for an apartment yet.  I barked at noises.  My foster mom and I am working on that.  She is hoping I learn when to bark and when it is okay and I don' have to bark. Once I am more familiar with all the new sounds I will settled down.  I already stopped barking at the dogs next door.

I like to play with other dogs and I am starting to play with toys. I am a bit tentative around new dogs and people. I will bark at them.  I warm up quickly, especially if you play with me or give me some peanut butter. I sleep in a dog bed or in your bed at night and can sleep in a kennel but I prefer to be outside of the kennel.

I have been spayed, microchipped and have my shots updated.  So I am ready to go to my forever home.  Do you have a place for me?  I don’t take up much room. Will you promise to be my forever home?  I was found on the streets and I never want to go back there.  I really need a forever home where I feel safe and loved. 

My adoption fee of $175.00 helps with the medical needs of the rescue.  

About Help a Dog Smile

About Our Rescue Group...

Help A Dog Smile is a 501c3 non-profit Arizona corporation and member of PACC911. We are a group of volunteers who all have regular, full time jobs. We are passionate about helping the dogs entrusted to our care and will strive to find the perfect home for each dog. 100% of the funds received goes directly to the medical care of the dogs rescued.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Adoptions can be arranged by appointment or our dogs can be met on Saturdays at Petsmart, 7th Avenue & Bell Road in Phoenix 11am - 4pm.

Our Adoption Process...

Adoption is a lifetime commitment. After an application and a verbal interview is completed and it is determined that the adoption is a compatible match, a contract is signed with specific guidelines. A nominal fee (usually between $175-$300) to help off-set medical, feeding and Rescue costs is collected. The contract states that at any time the adoption does not work out, the dog is to be returned to our Rescue group for alternate placement. The dog is not to be 'given away' or 'rehomed' or 'taken to the pound'. If there are other dogs in the home, they must meet prior to adoption. All family members in the household have to agree to the adoption. No dog is to be adopted as a 'gift'. No out of state adoptions.