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Rufus Rocket Wirehaired Terrier & Silky Terrier Mix Clermont, FL

  • Young
  • Male
  • Small
  • Red / Chestnut / Orange , White / Cream

About

Characteristics
wary, playful, fast, active
Coat length
Long
Health
Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered, special needs. PLEASE READ THIS VERY CAREFULLY! HIS IDEAL HOME: Small securely fenced yard, another friendly playful dog in home, very patient caretaker, no children. He is not a candidate to be a support/therapy dog. Hello my name is Rufus Rocket. I am a tiny terrier mix who was not completely socialized during my imprinting stage. I LOVE other dogs and LOVE to play and run. I am wary of all humans. I will sniff your fingers and take treats and sit near you because i really DO want to trust but I will nip out of fright if you try to pick me up. I will need a very patient caretaker who will let me learn to trust in my own time. I am definitely not leash trained as you can not pick me up yet but I get plenty of exercise running around the house. I love to hoard toys including my foster mommy's slippers. I use my pee pads MOST of the time BUT have accidents when i think a rug is a peepad. I will need very gentle reminders, no yelling or i will regress. I have a little crate I go into when I am scared and I ask that you NEVER force me out of it as this is my only safe spot. Do you have the time and patience for me? When I finally come around it will be so rewarding but it may take many months, even a year. .
Good in a home with
Other dogs.
Prefers a home without
Children.

Meet Rufus Rocket

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DOB/AGE: 6 months
WEIGHT (GROWN): 8 lbs

PLEASE READ THIS VERY CAREFULLY!

If you are interested in this pet, please fill out our adoption application on our website: www.theanimalleague.org

We are volunteer based and taking care of injured, neglected pets is our priority, we are NOT always able to answer general email questions. If you do not hear back from us within 1 week, it is because we are swamped with rescue work and your application may not have been the first best match for this pet. HOWEVER, it may be a GREAT match for another pet. Please keep your eyes out for another match. We keep applications on file for 6 months.

Thank you for your understanding!

HIS IDEAL HOME: Small securely fenced yard, another friendly playful dog in home, very patient caretaker, no children. He is not a candidate to be a support/therapy dog. If you do not meet these requirements please look at some of our other dogs, we would LOVE to help you find a new pet.

Rufus will get A LOT of applications so even though your home would be FABULOUS for a dog, we are looking for what is best for him.

RUFUS IS SPECIAL NEEDS. If you do not hear back from us within a week please understand there may have been a good match ahead of you. We will keep your application on file for 6 months.

Hello my name is Rufus Rocket. I am a tiny terrier mix who was not socialized during my imprinting stage. I LOVE other dogs and LOVE to play and run. I am wary of humans. I will sniff your fingers and take treats and sit near you but I will nip out of fright if you try to pick me up. I will need a very patient caretaker who will let me learn to trust in my own time. I am definitely not leash trained as you can not pick me up yet but I get plenty of exercise running around the house. I love to hoard toys including my foster mommy's slippers. I use my pee pads MOST of the time, sometimes i think a rug or towel is a peepad. Gentle corrections will be needed or i will regress. I have a little crate I go into when I am scared and I ask that you NEVER force me out of it as this is my only safe spot. Do you have the time and patience for me? When I finally come around it will be so rewarding but it may take many months, even a year.


I am currently in foster care, but very much adoptable. You will need to complete an application before a Meet & Greet can be scheduled with me. Here is the link: theanimalleague.org/adoption-application/

PLEASE READ THE INFORMATION BELOW THOROUGHLY
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I am a Sunshine Fundraiser pet. As a non-profit, The Animal League does not receive funding from the government. My additional fee helps The Animal League pay for major medical bills and keep on rescuing and saving lives. Read more about the Sunshine Fund here: https://theanimalleague.org/sunshine-fund/

Please *CALL* 352-429-6334 for adoption fees. We are unable to respond to emailed requests for fees. View our GENERAL fees here (you will need to copy/paste into your browser): https://theanimalleague.org/adoption-fees/

All of our dogs are spayed or neutered, receive a registered microchip, and are up-to-date on their age-appropriate shots, vaccines, and preventative care. We also test for heartworm when they are old enough.

APPLICATION: https://theanimalleague.org/adoption-application/

Please visit https://theanimalleague.org/faqs/ for the answers to our most commonly asked questions such as, "what are your fees," "when can I visit," and "what is your adoption process."

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  • Location Address

    4648 Baptist Island Road
    Groveland FL 32736
    Clermont, FL 34712

  • day hours
    Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Tuesday CLOSED
    Wednesday CLOSED
    Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
    By appointment only
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  • Wirehaired Terrier
  • Young
  • Male
  • Small
  • Red / Chestnut / Orange

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