Age: 3 years old
Size (weight): 16 lbs.
Coat & colour: Short-haired, red
Temperament: Nervous when meeting new people, but forms a bond quickly with his caregiver. He is a
high-energy boy who enjoys the company of his person.
Good with Dogs: Yes; prefers dogs that aren’t overly enthusiastic
Good with Cats: Yes; will chase but not hurt them
Good with Kids: 12 years and older who are dog-savvy
Housetraining: Yes; did experience some submissive urination on arrival
Suitable for an Apartment: No.
Adoption Fee: $400.00
And now a few words from me:
My name is Rufus; I’m a smart, active fellow who is looking for a confident and experienced owner. I live for my daily hour of outdoor exercise, as well as a training session in the evening or a good game of fetch. I enjoy spending
time with my human, but I don’t like to sit and cuddle inside all day. I know my basic commands, walk very well on a leash and have an awesome recall. I would like someone who will continue to work with me on building my
confidence. I’m unsure of new people, but with my foster mom’s hard work and dedication, I’m becoming more and
more confident every day. I’m very determined and playful so I’ll be sure to test those boundaries when we first meet! Oh, and I would love an owner who is home more than they are not. If you’re looking for a big, athletic dog in
a small dachshund body, let’s meet!
And now a few words from my foster family:
Rufus loves to exercise and can keep up with the big dogs with no problem. He listens very well in the home, and has excellent recall. He will test the boundaries and is very determined, so he needs an experienced and patient owner who is dedicated to working on improving his confidence and keeping his manners in check. He does best
on a routine, with clear rules and limitations. He is very inquisitive and will get into things if left unsupervised, so he
must be crated when alone and at night. Rufus forms a tight bond with his person, but is not meant to be inside cuddling all day, as he will take advantage of too much affection. He is good with dogs, but mostly prefers playing independently with his toys. Rufus would prefer to be an only dog or to live with a dog that won’t pressure him to
play. He would do best in a home outside of the city in a quiet neighbourhood. He would be perfect for a very active person who likes to run or hike, and is looking for a small but athletic companion.