We’d like you to meet Rusty, or as we call him ” Mr. Showman”. This handsome 5 year old guy is thought to be a bit of a Dachshund mix weighing in at 27 lbs. Rusty just loves attention, and if tail wagging was a sport, he would be the Gold Medal Olympian! Rusty came to VIP Rescue with his brother, Smokey. They are not a bonded pair so therefore do not need to be adopted together, but if you’d like both of them, then we say sure! Rusty enjoys sunning himself in the yard and enjoys his short leash walks around the neighborhood. He has his housebreaking manners almost down pat, he just needs you to continue working with him on that. Rusty came to us heartworm positive, so his new family will need to live reasonably close to our Vet in Indian Rocks Beach for his timely treatments for the next few months. A VIP Volunteer will go over all the protocol with you, along with the “do’s” and “don’t’s” of a heartworm positive dog until treatment is complete. VIP of course, covers the heartworm treatment in full. Rusty is neutered, up to date on his vaccines, microchipped and on flea and heartworm prevention.  Rusty is patiently waiting for his new home, could that be yours? Please fill out an adoption application at