Rusty’s Legacy rescues dogs from high-kill shelters and the McDowell County Animal Shelter. All dogs receive medical treatment, behavioral and temperament evaluations and are spayed or neutered before adoption with the exception of puppies under the age of 16 weeks. To find out how to adopt these loveable animals, contact Rusty’s Legacy at 828-460-3190, or The rescue holds adoption events at Asheville PetSmart on Bleachery Road from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Saturday. Due to medical concerns, Rusty’s Legacy will not be accepting any new admissions until further notice. The will post adoption hours for the rescue on their Facebook page. They are seeking donations of Pedigree chicken and rice dog food, Tractor Supply 4 Healthy fish and potato dog food, as well as financial donations to keep the rescue running. Folks can donate monetarily through, through PayPal at or by mail at Rusty’s Legacy, 139 Lytle Mountain Road, Marion.