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Pet of the Week: Rufus and Aspen

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Pet of the Week: Rufus and Aspen


Rufus is a cute, 50 lb 6 year old, Pit Bull Terrier mix who is affectionate, easy to have around. He likes being with people, is not very demanding, and is not destructive when left alone. His foster mom says he's perceptive, smart, wants to please. Because he can get overly excited when playing, a home without young children would be best for him. He enjoys going on walks, does well on a leash, is calm in the car, and likes investigating new places. Based on his behavior during walks in the neighborhood, he is likely to chase cats, chickens, or livestock, so he may never be trustworthy off leash outside of his yard. He is housetrained, uses a doggie door. He has never tried to get out of the yard, and comes when called.

Rufus has excellent house manners, and is a low maintenance guy who prefers to just lay at your feet and be in your company. He sleeps well through the night and can be trusted when left alone. Rufus likes playing with other dogs and because he has an energetic play-style, he should meet any other dogs in the home prior to adoption to make sure he is a good fit. He would also do well as the only dog in the home. Because he can be protective of his family, a low-traffic home without a lot of visitors would be ideal for him. When Rufus entered the shelter in early 2019, he was reported to have nipped someone in the neighborhood. However, JCAS had no record of the circumstances and are not aware of any other such incident. For more information or to set up a time to meet Rufus, please call or text his foster mom. Michelle, at 510-589-7341. His adoption fee is $95, plus $25 for an annual dog license.


Meet ASPEN a gorgeous 4-year-old Lilac Point Siamese Mix who is needs a home with NO OTHER CATS or CHILDREN. She is a beautiful kitty with a big attitude. ASPEN is royalty to the nth degree, grooming herself after each meal so she maintains her beauty. She loves to curl up on a cat tree and enjoy the sun. As a long hair kitty, ASPEN needs to be brushed frequently to keep her happy and healthy, and her luxurious coat unmated and beautiful. It is highly recommended ASPEN be an INDOOR ONLY kitty. If you're interested in meeting this elegant cat, please call the Jackson County Animal Shelter at 541-774-6654 to set up an appointment for a meet and greet. Remember her adoption fee has been PREPAID by a generous donor and part of the “Home for the Holidays” adoption event.

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