Adoptable Castaway- Rufus

This is Dogs 2nd Chance Rescue Blog’s first Adoptable Castaway Bio!

Meet Rufus, a Minpin Mix being fostered by one of our volunteers, Ellen. Help Rufus find his forever home by sharing this post.

About Rufus

IMG_0617The power of pet therapy is often stronger than any medication, and if Rufus was a type of medicine, he’d be no generic brand.  Rufus is a 2-year-old, 20 lb, full grown Minpin mix that was found in the Kroger parking lot the day before Thanksgiving. He had been living there for 2 months, but was counting his blessings when a nearby nursing home took him under their wing. Without the love and care of the elderly and nursing home staff, Rufus would not have survived, and now he is ready to return the favor.

Rufus is house broken, kennel trained, and leash trained, but most importantly he’s a good listener. When you talk to Rufus, he tilts his head in understanding and crosses his paw like your own personal therapist.

When I met with Rufus to discuss his perfect, forever home, I somehow ended up lying on the couch, spilling my own heart to the furry guy, but after patiently waiting for me to finish, Rufus responded,

“I’ve had a pretty hectic upbringing, so I’d prefer the quiet life with a single pet parent or an older couple that needs a little love. Kids, cats, dogs…they’re fine, but aren’t really my cup of tea. I want to spend the rest of my life helping and loving someone….and a few squeaky toys would be nice too. Make sure you write that in…squeaky toys”.


If you’re in need of a caring companion then Rufus is your guy! Adopt him today!

With smiles,

Rebekah Olsen

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