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My name is Rufus!

Australian Cattle Dog/Labrador Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in Latrobe, Pennsylvania - 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, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.

Rufus's Story...

Rufus is an Australian Cattle Dog/Blue Heeler/Yellow Lab Mix. He is Tan and White. Rufus is 8 Months Old. He is neutered and up to date on his shots. He weighs around 37 lbs.

Rufus is a very goofy happy guy. Rufus has not had a very good life so far, He was dragged into the pound by his former owner because the former owner didn't think he was worth the $100 running at large fee so he took him to a high kill pound. Rufus is a bit shy at first but boy does he warm up to you fast! He has that adorable pink on his nose which makes him even cuter, especially with those big ears of his! He loves everyone he meets, he just takes a bit of time for him to gather up the courage to come and visit you. He is very food motivated, loves treats and will run from the other side of the room if he hears that treat bag rustle. He does rather well on the leash, we currently use a slip lead on an extended leash and he does great, he even goes up and down the stairs with no problem at all. He would do great with a harness! Rufus loves the company of other dogs, they bring out his bubbly personality. He does know one command, he knows how to sit especially if he see's that you have a treat for his good deed. He doesn't quite know what the couch is, but he likes his dog bed so that's no a problem.

Rufus would blossom in any household. He would love to have a dog companion, but one on one with his family would do great as well. He is getting used to all of the sounds of the house and isn't afraid to investigate with that pink nose and those big ears. He loves our dogs here, especially Lucy our Boxer, he likes to puts his paws down in front of him and kinda jump back and woof at her. He has shown interest in stuffed toys that we have around the house, hasn't picked any of them up yet but with time and with the guidance of our dogs I'm sure he'll be playing fetch soon! Rufus is looking for a family that will treat him well and a family who thinks he's worth the world! He has a very loving personality and he's waiting for that perfect family to show him that love back!

Rufus is not aggressive with other dogs, he has been with small, large, young and old dogs.

At the rescue we require dogs to be kept indoors.


There is a $100 Adoption Fee for all dogs. Which includes the Spay/Neuter, Parvo/Distemper Combo Shot, Rabies Shot, Worming, Heartworm Tested Negative if over 6 months and Flea/Tick Prevention.

If you are interested in adopting Rufus, please call or fill out an Adoption Application

If you are interested in meeting Rufus, please E-mail and we will arrange an appointment!!!

Facts about Rufus

  • Breed: Australian Cattle Dog/Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn - With White
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male

Other Pets at Friendly Paws Dog Rescue

Why Adoption is a Great Option

Rufus, a Latrobe Australian Cattle Dog/Labrador Retriever dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Australian Cattle Dog/Labrador Retriever for sale in Latrobe, or seeking a Australian Cattle Dog/Labrador Retriever dog from a breeder in Latrobe.

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