My name is Rudy!

Chihuahua Mix Dog for adoption in Huddleston, Virginia - Rudy
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All-American Mutt Rescue, Inc

Facts about Rudy

  • Breed: Chihuahua Mix
  • Color: White - With Red, Golden, Orange Or Chestnut
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 3883622
You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.

Please contact Foster for more information about this pet.

Here are some very important things you need to know about Rudy

Approximate age/birthdate:  born ~2007

Weight/size: ~15 lbs (yes … he is on the husky side)        

Housebroken:   YES

Crate trained:  YES

Personality:  We lovingly call him “the grumpy old man” – very independent – definitely not your typical lap dog

Energy level:  low

Fenced yard required?:   YES – it is important that he has a safe place to get out to get exercise – he likes to eat and tends to be a bit on the pudgy side

Does he/she jump fences?  NO

Leash walk:  YES but he isn’t thrilled about it

Obedience training:  Knows ‘sit’ and he is treat motivated … and stubborn

Riding in vehicles:  RIDES OK      

Spayed/neutered:   YES

Up-to-date on routine vaccinations:   YES

Microchipped:   YES

Social with other dogs:  YES although he grumbles at them

Social with cats:  Will bark at them

Good with children:  NO – he is not playful and does not like to be picked up, held, taunted or teased

Adoption fee:  $75

Rudy is just Rudy!  He was in a high-kill shelter and he looked so pitiful sitting in the huge kennel.  But it didn’t take long for the ‘real’ Rudy to emerge!  He grumbles … I think he’s trying to talk.  He gets very indignant if you speak sternly to him or fuss at him about anything.  He wiggles and grins at you when you talk baby talk to him and tell him he’s a good boy.  He grumbles at all the other foster dogs although he never has any issues with any of them.  He doesn’t really ‘play’ with any of them, but he doesn’t really play with people either.  He's older now and a bit arthritic, but nothing stops him! Rudy is the pup who will sit beside you instead of on your lap.  He doesn’t really like being picked up … he’s much happier if he can just follow you around … or have you follow him around.

Rudy is NOT a snuggly cuddly!  But he IS a terrific little guy who deserves to live a happy life with a family who loves him for who he is – quirks and all.  He is fine with adults who respect him and will love him with all his funny ways.  He is fine with other dogs who can ignore his grumbling.  He is fine with cats. He will bark fiercely at them as long as he’s inside and they’re outside.  My guess is that face-to-face he would be afraid of them.  He will NOT do well with children.  He doesn’t like a lot of loud activity around him.  Everyone needs to be respectful around him … if awakened suddenly or teased and taunted, he will snap.  He does not like to feel threatened or backed in a corner and he will come out snarling.  He simply needs love, care and respect.

If you think Rudy might be the perfect pup for you, please go to, click on Forms/Application and complete your adoption application online.

We are an all-volunteer group, so please be patient and understand that it takes an average of 7-14 days to process the applications including reference checks, follow-up questions and home visits.  You can expedite the process by providing accurate email addresses for all your references.  Time to make phone calls is limited and we often have 10 or more applications in process.  We make every effort to move through them as quickly as possible.


When your application is approved, we will schedule a meet-and-greet to see if Rudy picks you too.

If it seems that the adoption will be a good match for all, there is an adoption fee, and an adoption contract to be signed.

Please feel free to email if you have additional questions.

Visit this organization's web site to see any additional information available about this pet.

About All-American Mutt Rescue, Inc

About Our Rescue Group...

Our motto is "Rescue … rehome … real love” and we try to live it every day. We rescue animals in need of new homes and loving families. We make sure each of them is spayed or neutered and up-to-date on all routine vaccinations. If other medical care or treatment is needed, we get that for them as well.

We welcome these fosters into our homes and our lives and really get to know their personalities and their needs. Then we make it our mission to re-home them - to place them in the forever home that will be perfect for them. Some of them really need to have another dog companion, while others will do well being an 'only pet.' Some love having children to play with, while others prefer being with adult companions. Some do well sharing a home with cats or other small pets, while others .... well ... no so much. And the only way we know this is by living with them!

We also work to educate and encourage other pet owners to spay or neuter their animals to

a) help their pets lead longer, healthier lives, and
b) help reduce the numbers of homeless and unwanted animals in our Central Virgina communities.

It is such an easy thing to do! Not only will it benefit your pet and your family, but it will reduce the numbers of wonderful, adoptable animals that are euthanized every year. Please be part of the solution.

Come Meet Our Pets...

We are an all volunteer, home-based rescue organization. We do not have a public shelter facility, so you can meet our pups at our public events, such as at the Lynchburg VA Petco. Please check our Calendar of Events regularly for other opportunities to meet our pups. Otherwise, we have volunteers bring pups for a home visit after an application has been approved.

Our Adoption Process...

The adoption process:
Step 1: Complete the appropriate Adoption Application. There are different applications for dogs and cats. You will find the form online Then click on 'Fill Out' and you will be taken directly to the form. Once submitted, it comes directly to us. You should get a message immediately if your application has been successfully submitted
Step 2: Members of the Adoption Committee thoroughly review completed applications and do reference checks. Please remember that adopting a pet is making a commitment of 10-15 years, so we do not take any shortcuts in processing applications. It is our responsibility to place these pets in the very best homes we can possibly find for them. Application processing can usually be done in 7-14 days. Sometimes it may take longer if we have a problem reaching your references or finding another rescue to do a home visit for out-of-town or out-of-state adoptions.
Step 3: After reference checks are completed and your Adoption Application is tentatively approved, we will schedule a home visit and a time for you to meet the pet that just might be the newest member of your family. We will ask that all family members be present for the meet-and-greet ... including all other family pets.

Please be aware that we generally limit adoptions to families within 75 miles of our location in Huddleston, VA. There may be exceptions made, but application processing for remote adoptions usually takes longer because we must find another rescue to help us by conducting a home visit. This is required.

**Please remember that we are an all-volunteer, home-based rescue organization. We do not have a public shelter facility, so all home visits/meet-and-greets for potential adopters and fosters are done after applications are approved and by appointment only. Most of our volunteers work full-time jobs, so the majority of our home visits are scheduled for Saturdays between 10 am and 2 pm and Sundays between 1 pm and 3 pm. You can also meet adoptables at our public events noted on our website. Of course, we will always try to be as flexible as possible when scheduling meet-and-greets.
Step 4: After the home visit, if everything seems to be a perfect match, the final step is the signing of the Adoption Contract, payment of the adoption donation, and welcoming your new family member home.

Please note that completing the online application does not obligate you to adopt a pet, nor does it guarantee that your application will be approved. AAMR reserves the right to decline any application without providing a reason. Please understand, also, that often there are multiple applications for one pet and it is the responsibility of the Committee to find the best fit for each pet.