When Dillon and Geneva Polk lost their beloved long-time dog Leo, they knew there would never be another loyal companion quite like him, but they missed having a four-legged member of the family.

Then they met Rusty.

“Rusty is definitely not Leo,” says Geneva, “but he’s really a lot funnier and great to have around. He’s from Georgia and is a real  Georgia cracker.”

As you can see, Rusty does not seem offended at all by this description, because Rusty is too busy having fun and loving the beach, his home, and being a part of the Polk family!