DOB: January 2017
Breed: Portuguese Podengo
Height to top of head (cm): 35-40 cm
Weight (kg): 11
Mixing with dogs: Yes
Mixing with cats: Not tested
Mixing with children: Not tested
Country of origin: Portugal
Rufus was found in a terrible state. He was just walking on his frontlegs and had been dragging his hindlegs, and paws in the ground, as he was paralysed from his waist down due to the number of ticks. The paws on his hindlegs were badly damaged. He was very thin, and full of fleas and ticks.
Rufus began his rehabilitation in a foster home in January where he has been ever since. After a couple of months he slowly started to walk again and is still improving. He is a little incontinent and wobbly on his back legs but is getting better every day.
Rufus is a very kind dog, he’s easy going and friendly with everyone he meets. He walks well on a lead and is happy to go in the car. Rufus is also a fast learner! He loves to cuddle and have attention from people, he’s always eager to please.
If you are interested in rehoming Rufus, please get in touch!