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My name is Rufus!

Border Collie/Cattle Dog Mix Puppy for adoption in Phoenix, Arizona - Rufus
Photo 1 - Border Collie/Cattle Dog Mix Puppy for adoption in Phoenix, Arizona - Rufus
Photo 2 - Border Collie/Cattle Dog Mix Puppy for adoption in Phoenix, Arizona - Rufus
Photo 3 - Border Collie/Cattle Dog Mix Puppy for adoption in Phoenix, Arizona - Rufus
Photo 4 - Border Collie/Cattle Dog Mix Puppy for adoption in Phoenix, Arizona - Rufus

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Rufus's Info...

I am already neutered, housetrained, in need of an experienced adopter, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.

Rufus's Story...
Rufus is a sweet, shy, gentle little guy! He was born in April/May 2016 and is a nice size at 35-40 lbs. He was rescued from the Ft. McDowell Indian Reservation. Out there he hadn't been treated very nicely by people, and was pretty terrified of everything when we first got him. Rufus has settled in well and is affectionate with the family now, but he needs a kind family who is willing to spend some time helping her realize that people won't hurt him. We've rescued lots of dogs like Rufus, and they always turn out to be wonderful family dogs when given love and patience. He comes when called and licks our hands. He even likes to be petted now! Rufus gains confidence from his nice doggy friends, so he MUST have another friendly dog in the house as a positive role model. He is easily intimidated by other strong alpha dogs, so he needs a dog who won't bully him. He also needs a yard, as he is not the type of dog to do well in an apartment. Rufus is a really good puppy and he is going to be a great dog! He is very smart. He was housebroken and crate-trained very quickly! Adoption fee for Rufus is $175, and he is already neutered, micro-chipped, and has received his rabies and DAPP puppy vaccinations. If you are interested in meeting Rufus, please email Delon.Washo@asu.edu or text your email address to 602-295-4518 and let us know that you are interested in filling out an application on Rufus.

AZ Prussian Snailhound Dog Rescue would like to remind everyone that puppies are a big commitment and require a lot of attention. Puppies often exhibit undesirable behaviors such as chewing and digging. Of course they also are a lot of fun and are very lovable too. When choosing a puppy please consider how much time you will be able to spend training and socializing your new puppy.

Facts about Rufus

  • Breed: Border Collie/Cattle Dog Mix
  • Color: White - With Black
  • Age: Puppy
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Rufus, a Phoenix Border Collie/Cattle Dog puppy was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Border Collie/Cattle Dog for sale in Phoenix, or seeking a Border Collie/Cattle Dog puppy from a breeder in Phoenix.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Phoenix 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 Phoenix 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 Border Collie/Cattle Dog breeders who help with Border Collie/Cattle Dog rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Phoenix paves the way for another one to be saved.