In shelter Dog

Austin, Travis County, Texas, United ...
Labrador Retriever, Mixed
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The best words to describe Rufino? Joyful. Affectionate. Silly. Loving and loved by all who know him. Rufino is not a dog who plays hard-to-get nor one who is worried about looking cool. He wears his heart on his sleeve and will never let you feel unappreciated. A natural athlete, Rufino is a great trail buddy and loves to play fetch. He's quick to learn new things and will work for pets and praise (and he'd really appreciate it if you threw that tennis ball you have in your hand there!). Rufino would really love an active adult to take him on long walks and who might be willing to share the couch. He'd prefer to be an only dog, but he could go home with a well-matched dog friend. He'd fit in well in most homes - he's good on a leash, is house-trained, and can be left alone in the house! He can be a little shy around new people, so he'd feel more comfortable in a home where there aren't a lot of different and new-to-him people going in and out. Rufino has had training and is part of APA's TOP dog program. Check out a video on APA's CGC program, on which the TOP was based: If you want to spend your life with a pup who acts like every day is the first day of summer, check out Rufino!


  1. American Humane Association
  2. Peeva
  3. American Veterinary Medical Association
  4. Veterinary Information Network
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