Rusty’s Story

Hi, everyone! Rusty here. I spent my first 11 years of life in Florida as a breeder dog. Then our breeder passed and nine other JRTs and I didn’t have any place to go. Ruh-roh! Thankfully, Almost Home Rescue stepped in and, with the help of other rescues, found us places to go. I ended up here at GA JRT with Megan.

Unlike Megan, I’m not that scared right now. I was fortunate to be in a home for a little while, so I’m kind of used to things. I’m even crate trained! I’m pretty trusting and loving and, for the most part, I just like hanging out and watching the other dogs do their things … unless someone else wants to play. Then I’m game! I am mostly deaf and gave White Shaker Dog Syndrome, but neither slows me down. I especially love “playing ball” with my food bowl when I’m done. Check out my video! “What noise?!”

I’m ready to spend the second chapter of my life in a home with an awesome family. It would be really great if I could find someone who has had deaf dogs and can teach me some hand signals. I’m very focused and this “old dog” can easily learn new tricks.

How to Help


If you would like to foster me, please complete our foster form. If you are interested in adopting me, please complete our adoption application. We will follow up with your vet and references, then contact you for more information and/or to arrange a time to come out and meet me.


If you would like to sponsor me, you can select a monthly option below and click Subscribe. If you would like to make a one-time donation to me, click the Donate button instead.

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