• Rufus a Male Yorkiepoo Adopted from Animatch
  • Rufus a Male Yorkiepoo Adopted from Animatch
  • Rufus a Male Yorkiepoo Adopted from Animatch
  • Rufus a Male Yorkiepoo Adopted from Animatch


A Male Yorkiepoo presently Adopted

Update - Feb 27:  Rufus' happy ending is not the one that we expected.  Rufus is another senior dog who arrived at Animatch with a host of medical issues that needed immediate attention.  While he has been at Animatch, we felt that some of his "snappiness" was as a result of pain.  After weeks of going back and forth to our Vet, it was confirmed that he has a growth in his sinus cavity.  One of our amazing Volunteers has agreed to let him live out his days -- however many they may be -- with her.  With some pain management and a comfortable, loving home environment, Animatch hopes that he will be able to enjoy some quality of life for a while.  


If you get the chance to meet me, I know you are going to want to just pick me up and cuddle me.  Well, you are going to have to cool your jets and go slow and easy.  I am not comfortable with too much handling, especially with people I don’t know.  I need time to warm up to strangers but once I do, you will have a new BFF.  In fact, once I feel secure cuddling is my absolute favorite pastime.  My name is Rufus and I am a proud senior Poodle mix who arrived at the Centre with another senior dog, Kaya.  Our family felt that living with a baby and a toddler was just not safe, so they made the difficult decision to surrender us to Animatch.  I’m on the lookout for a homebody without children – grabby hands and youthful energy make me uncomfortable.  I am trained to go on a pee pad but I think that I would enjoy going for walks too.  In fact, I could stand to lose a pound or two and I think it would do us both the world of good to take a few walks every day.  Kaya and I have been together for years and if it’s possible and we’re hoping to get a second chance at happiness …. together.  We are quite eager to feel the security of a permanent place to rest our heads.  If you are looking to experience that extra feel good factor that comes with adopting an older dog, then please consider letting me and Kaya share our golden years with you.  Just think, two dogs – twice the love!   Fill in the Adoption Form and ask for Rufus …. and Kaya.

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More Details About Rufus

Status: AdoptedChildren:12 and over
Age:10.5 yearsCat friendly:tbc
Gender:MaleDog friendly:Yes

More Details About Rufus

  • Status: Adopted
  • Breed: Yorkiepoo
  • Size: Small
  • Age: 10.5 years
  • Gender: Male
  • Grooming: High
  • Energy: Low-Medium
  • Children: 12 and over
  • Cat friendly: tbc
  • Dog friendly: Yes

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