We're excited to announce our

"Dog Gone Rescue Shoe Drive!" 

​We'll take any gently used shoes in good condition: sneakers, heels, sandals, boots, flip-flops...anything you can put on your feet!

​We earn money for our rescue with every pair donated!  We're hoping to reach our goal of a 100 bags of 25 pairs, if we achieve it, our rescue will get a check for $1,000!  Not to mention, hundreds of people in need will have a pair of shoes!  So get to cleaning out those closets animal lovers, we need your help! :) 

​Please refer to our flyer to  find our Shoe Drop-off Locations, thanks so much!


We've had several medical emergencies arise and unfortunately our savings has dwindled away to little! Without donations, we are unable to help any animals that may be in need. Please consider donating, every little amount helps immensely!! The animals thank you!!!

 If you would like to donate to our rescue, all donations can be made through PayPal with a credit card, bank card or PayPal account. We are always extremely grateful for any and all donations as there are always animals to save! Just click on the "donate" button and it will bring you right to the page.  

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​​We need ​your Shoes!

Sometimes life is hard and things look bleak.  But then someone comes along and everything changes.  That’s what happened to me when I was rescued by my foster mom.  But this is just a temporary stop on my journey.  Now I want to brighten your days with my love and companionship.  I’m ready!  I can’t wait to meet you and become family!

Love, Rusty

P.S.  Even if you can’t adopt me right now but you’d be willing to foster me that would be incredible!  My current foster mom has other dogs in her home and she has to keep me separated from them, so it’s a complicated situation.  Dog Gone Rescue will pay for my expenses during my time in foster.  Please contact them if you are interested!

Hi there,

I’m Rusty and I’d like to be your dog.  I’m such a sweetheart!  I’m laidback and social and friendly and fun.  I will make a wonderful companion for you.  All I need is the chance to shine.

I’m a super handsome, 7 year old, already housebroken, Rhodesian Ridgeback/Lab mix.  I’m in the prime of my life and I have so much love to give.  I ended up at Dog Gone Rescue when my previous family abandoned me.  It was such a confusing time and I just didn’t understand what was going on.  They left me alone, tied to a post with no information.  I felt so lost and alone.  I tried to follow them, but I couldn’t.  So I sat and I waited for someone to find me.  And they did.  I didn’t know it at the time, but that day was the start of my incredible new life.

My foster mom runs the rescue group where I am currently staying.  She’s the one that found me on that hot summer day.  She was upset with the people that did that to me, but she never turned her back on me.  Nope.  Instead, she got to work helping me.  She took me to the vet and started me on flea and heartworm medicine.  She got me microchipped, in case I ever get lost.  I also had a physical to make sure I’m healthy and I got neutered so that I won’t have to worry about more unwanted puppies in this world.  And I’m now up to date on all my vaccinations.  And after all that, she whispered in my ear that everything would be alright.  She made me feel safe.  I could finally relax. 

I’m pretty much perfect in a home.  I’m already fully housebroken, I’m well behaved, and I don’t bother things that aren’t mine.  I already know several commands, including ‘sit’, ‘shake’, and ‘kennel up’, and I’d love to learn more if you’d like to teach me.  I’m smart and eager to please, so training me is a cinch.  I’m perfect walking on a leash and I love to go out for walks.  A leisurely stroll around our neighborhood each day sounds delightful and will keep us both healthy and happy.  More than anything else in life, I like to be by your side.  I’m affectionate, easy-going, gentle, and very sweet.

The one and only complication in my life is that I don’t really get along with other dogs.  I just don’t care to have them around.  I’d rather keep all your attention to myself and I can promise you that I will give you so much love and affection that you won’t miss not having any other dogs but me in your life.   I hope that’s ok!