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Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Rufus Needs a Home


Name - Rufus

Primary breed - Chocolate Lab

Secondary breed - Beagle

Mixed breed? Yes

Gender - Male

Spayed/Neutered? Unaltered

Date of Birth or Age - 1 year

Weight - approx 35 pounds

House-trained? Unknown

Crate-trained? Unknown

Good with cats? Unknown

Good with small/young children? Unknown

Reaction to new people - Extremely Scared / Flight Risk

Activity level: Active

Likes to vocalize: Will bark

Obedience training: Needs Training

Does the dog know any commands? Unknown

Can jump fences? No

Dog has the following behaviors/personality traits: 

• He is very kind, but he is extremely fearful of people

Dog has the following compatibility qualities: 

Appropriate for first time dog owner

Rufus is very kind but he is scared of everyone.  He needs a lot of time to warm up to you.  However, if you give him the time he needs to trust you, he will be your best friend for life.  Will you be the one to teach Rufus how to trust again?

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