July 11th, 2020

*RUFUS IS NOT BEING RE-HOMED THROUGH THE PIXIE PROJECT. THIS IS A COURTESY POST ONLY. PLEASE CONTACT SAM AT watermelonbaseballs@gmail.com*

Rufus is thought to be around 2 years old. He is a chocolate lab mix. He is looking for a new home with experienced dog owners.

He is very sweet and affectionate.  He loves to be pet and will sit at your feet.  Rufus enjoys playing with other dogs.  If you have a ball, he is at your side ready to play fetch.  Rufus is crate trained and knows basic commands.  He walks on trails and in suburbs on a gentle leader relatively well.  He is motivated by treats and loves a good stick.  He is a fast learner and resilient. 

Rufus is a sensitive boy and has barrier reactivity towards dogs which is usually a bark followed by a whine due to his high play drive. He displays pro social behaviors when meeting other dogs and humans.  He has been in his current home for the past 10 months. He has had a recent behavioral assessment by a CPDT-KA trainer. Upon evaluation, it is determined that Rufus would do best in a home that has land and/or fenced space for Rufus to run and play.  Rufus would benefit from having a stable dog companion to help set boundaries and model, ideally an adult female dog.  He will need additional training on resource guarding. 

Rufus is fully vetted (including negative heartworm test), neutered and currently taking NextGard. 

His rehoming fee is $150 and his current owner will fully reimburse his fee upon completion/proof of behavior modification training re: reactivity. Process: Potential adopters will fill out an application, meet Rufus at least once, and complete an adoption contract upon approval. Please email watermelonbaseballs@gmail.com if interested in his adoption. 







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