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My name is Rufus!

Bloodhound Dog for adoption in Phoenix, Arizona - Rufus
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Rufus's Info...

I am already neutered, housetrained, purebred, up to date with shots, good with kids, and good with dogs.

Rufus's Story...
Rufus is a 5 ½ yr. old giant w/out a single mean bone in his body! A giant Bloodhound that thinks he’s a lap dog! He gives sloppy kisses and loves to everyone (any age) he meets!

Rufus weighs a whoppin’ 114 pounds of sugar sweet right now and will need to stay on his diet and exercise regiment until he reaches the ideal weight of 80-85 pounds. He is currently going to the doggie park 5-nights a week and the “regulars” there even say he looks to have lost a couple pounds since we first started bringing him there a few weeks ago. Rufus can actually jump into the car now with no problem, but is still limping from carrying so much weight on those long legs.

Rufus tells his foster parents when its 6:30pm and time to go to the dog park with a Bloodhound bunny hop and a big smile while waddling to the back door! He is VERY popular at the dog park too. When he walks in, everyone yells “Rufus” and great him with plenty of petties, hugs and kisses. He stops to visit anyone (large or small) who wants to pet and talk with him. He also gets along with all the other dogs and enjoys marking every tree at the park every time he goes.
Rufus' former family was not able to exercise him regularly, nor even spend some real quality time with him, so we’re hoping to make his life a little more exciting and fun for him.

Although he doesn’t leave the couch very often and his favorite place is directly in front of the oscillating fan, we try to get him moving more, so he can enjoy a better quality of life. Rufus deserves the best possible life since he provides us with endless love no matter what time or kind of day it is.
Rufus is an excellent listener and understands “sit, go and no.” He is very courteous boy, even to his Basset foster brother. Rufus waits his turn for treats and isn’t a pushy boy, although he is the perfect counter height and will sneak a try at something on the kitchen counter once in a great while and we won’t leaving the garbage out again that’s for sure.

Just be careful if you sit down on the ground around Rufus. He’ll make sure to poor his giant body on your legs and roll over with his legs in the air! He’s soooo funny! Of course, our cats don’t think he’s too funny when he tries to somewhat howl at them with his macho short howl. Rufus would probably chase them, but he’s just too big to get up and run after them, so watching the cats run by with an occasional single “woof” is the most he’s able to muster up right now.

Rufus is currently on ear medication twice a day since his ears are full of gunk and yuk, but as soon as that is all cleared up, a regular ear cleaning will do him just fine. It is imperative that he stay on his diet and is able to get to the dog park/walks several times a week, so he stays healthy and will be able to live a longer and better quality of life!
If you ever want to meet Rufus, be warned, it will be love a first sight!!

Facts about Rufus

  • Breed: Bloodhound
  • Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Rufus, a Phoenix Bloodhound dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Bloodhound for sale in Phoenix, or seeking a Bloodhound dog 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 Bloodhound breeders who help with Bloodhound rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Phoenix paves the way for another one to be saved.