The application is the first step in the adoption process, so if you are interested in adopting please fill out the online adoption application first.
Rufus is a 7 month old tan chihuahua male with the sweetest eyes and biggest heart. Before coming into rescue, he had spent his entire life in someone's back yard being ignored while his dad was kept inside warm and cozy with the family. All this little boy knows is that he likes it much better now that he is inside and has people that love him. He was initially shy and uncertain what to do with attention and now, Rufus cannot get enough of it. He loves to be held and cuddled and to snuggle up against his person in bed. He gives kisses and gets so excited to be held. The transformation in this little boy has been absolutely amazing. He enjoys playing in the yard and wrestling with his foster brothers and sisters, but because of his start in life, do not expect Rufus to stay out for very long. He would much rather be with you inside. He is still a little bit skittish around loud noises and fast movements, so we would not recommend a home with small children. Rufus does well with other dogs or alone and is being raised in a foster home with cats. Rufus' adoption fee is $150
We do not have a kennel or facility to visit, all dogs are kept in foster homes until their forever homes are found.Adoption Process: Once an approved application is on file, we will then set up a home visit. At that time we will bring the dog to the home in which you will all be sharing. We ask the entire family to be there that day. If we all agree on the placement, then the dog will stay with you that day. The entire process will take approx. two weeks. We only adopt to Southern California, as we require home visits for all placements. Sorry No Exceptions!Please visit our website at www.dachshundpaws.org