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My name is Rufus!

Yorkie, Yorkshire Terrier/Silky Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Manassas, Virginia - Rufus
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I found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.

Rufus's Info...

I am already neutered, housetrained, a special needs pet, up to date with shots, not good with kids, good with dogs, and not good with cats.

Rufus's Story...

**Special Needs - Experienced adopter required**

Initially found as a stray, Rufus found himself at an animal shelter and when nobody picked him up he was in need of a place to go. Rufus is a sweet little boy who needs someone with understanding and willingness to allow him to set his own boundaries and warm up on his terms. When first placed into foster care, Rufus was extremely fearful to the point of snapping. He has improved tremendously, however, still is wary of being picked up or people getting close to his face. This is something that may continue to improve with time, but given we are unsure of his treatment prior to coming to the rescue there is a possibility he may always be fearful or snappy with these things. Rufus is very loving and snuggly when he is allowed to set the pace and gets along great with other dogs.

Special Needs: heart murmur, Rufus requires an oral medication twice daily which costs less than $20 per month supply.

Love at first sight? Fill out an application at espnova.org/adopt.



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Facts about Rufus

  • Breed: Yorkie, Yorkshire Terrier/Silky Terrier Mix
  • Color: Silver & Tan (Yorkie Colors)
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Rufus, a Manassas Yorkie, Yorkshire Terrier/Silky Terrier dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Yorkie, Yorkshire Terrier/Silky Terrier for sale in Manassas, or seeking a Yorkie, Yorkshire Terrier/Silky Terrier dog from a breeder in Manassas.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Manassas already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Manassas breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Yorkie, Yorkshire Terrier/Silky Terrier breeders who help with Yorkie, Yorkshire Terrier/Silky Terrier rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Manassas paves the way for another one to be saved.