Adoptable Dog of the Week- Rufus

Can you believe that this gorgeous guy is still looking for his furever home?! Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Rufus, a 2 years old tri-color Boxer mix from Middletown, Delaware. This handsome fella has been neutered, microchipped, and he’s current on his vaccines. Rufus is a friendly pooch, and he gets along with other dogs, cats, and he likes playing with children. He is also housetrained.

Rufus was extremely lucky- he was rescued a kill shelter in North Carolina mere hours before he was supposed to be euthanized. To boot, he was also heartworm positive when his rescuers pulled him out of the shelter. Fortunately, after treatment, Rufus is now heartworm negative and completely healthy 2 year old furball. Currently, he’s learning all the basics from nice manners to proper structure, all in an effort to become a real canine rockstar- and he’s doing great.

This adorable pooch is housetrained, and in the progress of getting crate trained and leash trained. He behaves well on a leash, it’s just that he tends to pull a bit, but no-pull leashes seem to do the trick for this energetic guy. As a young, big doggo, Rufus is full of energy and zest. He loves playing and going on walks- he will even get into the water with you after a bit of coaxing. His age and personality make him a perfect fit for an active, outdoorsy family who would appreciate his energetic nature. Luckily, Rufus doesn’t mind other dogs, cats, or kids, so he’ll fit in any family that will give him the love and the life he deserves.

If you’ve fallen in love with this pretty pooch (who could blame you) and think you make a perfect match, contact It Takes a Village Animal Rescue for more information about the adoption process.


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