My name is Rufus!

Boxer Dog for adoption in Mission, Kansas - Rufus
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I'm being cared for by:
Unleashed Pet Rescue & Adoption

Facts about Rufus

  • Breed: Boxer
  • Color: Brown/Chocolate
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 9582655

Hi there! Rufus here! I'm a 5 yr old boxer mix with gorgeous brindle coloring, and beautiful brown eyes to match, they tell me. Do you love water?? I love water! My foster mom tells me I was a lab in my former life, how I love to romp around with my tennis balls in the pool. I am very smart, I know sit, stay, fetch, crate up, and I am SUPER house trained. I never have an accident in the house. I love to go on runs/walks with my foster parents. I run great with them on a halter, right by their side at all times. Belly rubs are my favorite, and toys, toys, TOYS! I'm dog tolerant with larger dogs, love older kids, no cats please. I'd love to meet you if you'd like to meet me! Ciao for now, Rufus

About Unleashed Pet Rescue & Adoption

About Our Shelter...

Unleashed Pet Rescue and Adoption (UPRA) was founded in 2011. Two independent rescuers in St. Joseph, Missouri had been rescuing dogs from local shelters and owner surrenders for several years, and had grown a tremendous passion for saving lives, especially the bully breeds in need.

Danielle Reno had been working hand in hand with several shelters in her local area, such as Atchison, Kansas City, St. Joseph, and Mission KS to save lives and work towards finding homes for pets in need of fur-ever homes, while Rachel Kovac was just a few miles away in the same city doing the same exact thing, as well as running several training programs for pets and humans (Prison Pup Program) and branching her rescue work out nation-wide. Eventually, these two young ladies crossed paths, and decided that they would make a great team together.

So, they officially became a licensed non-profit rescue together and continue their fight in saving the lives of homeless pets and striving to improve the image of bully breeds in society. We pull from high-kill shelters and often are at capacity at both our shelter and through our foster program, so our need for fosters and adopters, as well as donations, is always at very high demand to continue doing what we do. Thank you in advance for your support!

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Our Adoption Process...

Phone interview
Online application
Call references including vet
Meet and greet