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Rufus Chihuahua Rockville, MD

  • Senior
  • Male
  • Small
  • Black


Friendly, Gentle
Coat length
Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
Good in a home with
Other dogs, cats, children.
Adoption fee

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Meet Rufus

Rufus is an 8-year-old male chihuahua. He had to have a leg amputated due to a poorly placed pin from a previous injury. He is such a trooper and has adjusted well in his new life as a tripawd dog. He is very friendly with other dogs and meeting new people. He gets around great but will occasionally mark inside , but using a belly band is not suggested because he can get them right off! He walks well on a leash, does go outside to go potty. - he is great.
He is extremely cuddly. This dog would sleep in your mouth if he could. He is such a love bug and he knows he’s cute is a good boy and very loved, and loves his foster brother,too. Foster mom said: I forgot to mention he is a flight risk and will squeeze through the smallest fence holes and go on an adventure. He is surprisingly fast for having only 3 legs. He masterfully switches from this to “oh no I am a poorly orphan who cannot be kicked out of this bed it’s against ADA” and does a convincing Quasimodo limp while looking back with the eyes from a Sarah McLachlan aspca commercial. If you ever wanted to panhandle, this dog would make you millions. He is naughty but sweet and he has won our hearts with what my stepson calls his “platypus feet” He is fostered in Woodbridge.

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