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Rusty Good with kids? Yes Good with other dogs? No Good with cats? No House trained? Yes Crate trained? No Age: 2.5 years Weight: 49 pounds Breed: Golden Retriever/Corgi Mix Adoption Contribution: $250.00 This very handsome and fashionable young dog is Rusty Bucket or just Rusty. He was a stray that one of our volunteers found and offered to foster. We were more than happy to post him and help Rusty find his perfect forever home. Although Rusty prefers to be the only dog in his home, he loves people and is very excited to go on trips to the store to meet more of them. Rusty’s foster dad has taken him many places and says that Rusty is a perfect gentleman, sitting quietly by his side until it is time to go. Rusty knows all basic commands while on leash and is working on being just as good off leash. Rusty loves to look into your eyes, as if he is communicating with you. His favorite thing to do is to chase squirrels in the yard. He runs like the wind and would love to have a large fenced yard where he could run until his heart is content. He likes to play tug and will play with any toy he is offered. As you can see in his photos, Rusty doesn’t even mind wearing and modeling various types of “doggles” that his foster father tried on him. Too cute!! Rusty’s foster dad says that he is especially cute when he sleeps because Rusty likes to sleep on his back. This is a very special dog and for the right person, the dog of a lifetime! Please contact Charlene Molnar at for more information about any of our adoptable dogs or fill out an application now. Sponsor Me! Want to help, but now is not the right time for you to adopt? We understand! Consider sponsoring one of our dogs through our Sponsorship Program instead.

Who We Are

Almost Home Dog Rescue of Ohio, Inc. (AHDRO) , was formed in December of 2003. AHDRO's mission is to provide homeless collies and other "family friendly" dogs a safe haven where they will receive medical care, nutrition and love until an approved home is found; to reduce the number of unwanted pets by altering all dogs in our rehoming program; to educate the public about the importance of altering pets, and to explain that owning a pet is a lifelong commitment. All AHDRO dogs are placed in the homes of approved volunteers until they are apdopted into homes that have been carefully screened for placement. Each dog is examined by a veterinarian upon arrival, and necessary treatment is administered, or a treatment plan is put into place. Since it's inception, AHDRO has rescued over 115 dogs from as far away as Alabama, North Carolina, Tennessee and Illinois. AHDRO works hand in hand with animal shelters to save dogs slated for euthanasia, and those dogs are our priority. Our dogs also come from owners who are no longer able to care for their pet due to illness and other circumstances. They are rescued from situations ranging from the lack of care, supervision, starvation and abuse. Almost Home Dog Rescue of Ohio is run entirely by volunteers. AHDRO receives no government support and operates with funds generated by adoption donations, fundraisers and generous donations from concerned animal lovers. Almost Home Dog Rescue of Ohio is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a registered non-profit corporation and donations made to AHDRO may be tax deductible.

Adopting a friend

If you are interested in adopting one of our dogs please contact Charlene will send you an adoption application to complete. Or go directly to for an application. Once the application is returned, Charlene can discuss the information on the application with you to determine if you are a good candidate for one of our dogs. Lastly, a home visit will be done either by one of our volunteers or another reputable rescue volunteer in your area. We do adopt out of state but it is up to the adopter to come meet and take the dog home. Sound like a lot to go through for a dog? It really isn't as complicated as it seems and it's the best way to ensure a good match.

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MORE DOGS COMING IN WEEKLY. IF WE DON'T HAVE WHAT YOUR LOOKING FOR, PLEASE CHECK BACK! All of our dogs are in foster care in various locations. Once the home visit is successfully completed an appointment will be scheduled for you to meet any dog that matches your families lifestyle. Most of our dogs are in the Central Ohio area.

Almost Home Dog Rescue of Ohio
Columbus, OH

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