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Rufus - Beagle / Mixed (short coat) Dog For Adoption
Beagle Mix Dog For Adoption in Matthews, NC, USA

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Date Listed: 12/26/2015
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Organization Name: S.A.F.E. Animal Haven
Location: Matthews, NC
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Breed: Beagle Mix
Gender: Male Male
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Rufus

Age: Senior
Color/Markings: Tricolor (Tan/Brown & Black & White)
Size at Maturity: Small
Availability Date: 12/26/2015
Location: Matthews, NC 28106
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Tags: Beagle Mix Dog For Adoption in Matthews, NC, USA
Physical Attributes
Coat Length Short
Altered Yes
Behavioral Characteristics
Other
  • Housetrained
Additional Information
Was the Dog Found No
Other
  • Up-to-date on Vaccinations

Posted Breed: Beagle / Mixed (short coat). Rufus is an older gentleman, and has perhaps slowed down a bit---making him the perfect gently-paced walking partner. Rufus loves to follow his beagle nose, get treats, and have his ears rubbed. We are utterly and completely in love with this boy. He will initially do his little beagle howl at you for attention but this boy is just too precious. He loves belly rubs, loves to roll on his back on the grass and is the biggest snuggle bunny. He is also very smart (he did incredible at agility), walks well on leash, appears to get along with other dogs and house trained. He is a true gem with the best personality ever. Since he is not a young gun anymore, he will be in our opinion the most easy going companion you could ask for. He so deserves a loving family where he will be spoiled rotten for the rest of his life. Would you give him a chance and come and meet him? We think you will love him as much as we do. If interested in Rufus, please complete an application at www.safeanimalhaven.org. Thank you!WE FINALIZE EVERY ADOPTION WITH A HOME VISIT THEREFORE POTENTIAL HOMES MUST BE WITHIN A HOURS DRIVE TIME OF CHARLOTTE NC. A FOSTER PET WILL NOT BE SHIPPED TO SOMEONE LIVING OUTSIDE THE ADOPTION AREA NOR WILL ANYONE BE ALLOWED TO COME PICK A PET UP FROM US. YOU MUST BE 21 TO ADOPT FROM OUR GROUP Sincerely,S.A.F.E. Animal HavenPLEASE EMAIL US AT OURFOSTERS@YAHOO.COM IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE A CONFIRMATION STATING WE HAVE RECEIVED YOUR APPLICATION. Please visit our official website at safeanimalhaven.org for more information about our group.

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    • Maltipoo Dog For Adoption in Matthews, NC, USA

      Gidget

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      Breed: Maltipoo
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Maltese / Poodle (Miniature) / Mixed (medium coat). Gidget and Gizmo are lifelong buddies and must be adopted together. My name is Gidget. I am a 8 year old Maltipoo. My mom was homeless and could not take care of my. She had me since I was a puppy. I am very well behaved. My tail is always wagging. I came with my best friend Gizmo. I follow him everywhere. I am looking for a forever lap to call my own. I walk with a limp due to a broken leg that did not heal well. This does not slow me down one bit. If interested in giving me a forever home, please complete an application at www.safeanimalhaven.org. Thank you!
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    • Basset Hound-Labrador Retriever Mix Dog For Adoption in Matthews, NC, USA

      Rhino

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      Breed: Basset Hound-Labrador Retriever Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Labrador Retriever / Basset Hound / Mixed (short coat). My name is Rhino and I am a 5 year old Lab/Terrier/Bassett Hound mix. My name suits me because I have short legs, a long,stocky body, and a short tail. I am house and crate trained and good on the leash. I am a happy dog and like to hang out with my family inside and I also enjoy taking walks. I will be so excited and wag my little tail when somebody makes me a part of their family. If interested in giving me a forever home please complete an application at www.safeanimalhaven.org. Thank you! WE FINALIZE EVERY ADOPTION WITH A HOME VISIT THEREFORE POTENTIAL HOMES MUST BE WITHIN A HOURS DRIVE TIME OF CHARLOTTE NC. A FOSTER PET WILL NOT BE SHIPPED TO SOMEONE LIVING OUTSIDE THE ADOPTION AREA NOR WILL ANYONE BE ALLOWED TO COME PICK A PET UP FROM US. YOU MUST BE 21 TO ADOPT FROM OUR GROUP Sincerely, S.A.F.E. Animal Haven PLEASE EMAIL US AT OURFOSTERS@YAHOO.COM IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE A CONFIRMATION STATING WE HAVE RECEIVED YOUR APPLICATION. Please visit our official website at safeanimalhaven.org for more information about our group.
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    • Bulldog-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Matthews, NC, USA

      Beauty Adopt...

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      Breed: Bulldog-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: English Bulldog / Mixed (short coat). Hi, my name is Beauty and you have seen posts about me before but I am still waiting on my forever home! I am not quite sure why I am being overlooked. I have so much love to give to a family and I am so well behaved in a home. Yes, I am still sitting in a boarding facility but the volunteers at S.A.F.E. come almost on a daily basis to play with me or take me on adventures. I am a fun and exciting girl who loves to be with you and explore new places! They also take me to their home for some down time and fun. I like to lay on the dog beds and play with toys. I am actually a low maintenance, low key girl. I am guessed to be around 8 years old and a Bulldog/Pit mix. I am very healthy and have energy to keep up with a new family. I was pulled from a Municipal Shelter by S.A.F.E. Animal Haven who saw the value and potential in my sweet nature. All I want is a loving home and a fenced yard to run in. I am extremely social and want nothing more than to lick your face. I am housebroken and very respectful of the home environment (We know this because she is a volunteer favorite and they love to take her on field trips to their homes!). Beauty needs very little - just a family that will love her and a yard to play in.... Please consider adding me as part of your family by completing an application at www.safeanimalhaven.org. Thank you! WE FINALIZE EVERY ADOPTION WITH A HOME VISIT THEREFORE POTENTIAL HOMES MUST BE WITHIN A HOURS DRIVE TIME OF CHARLOTTE NC. A FOSTER PET WILL NOT BE SHIPPED TO SOMEONE LIVING OUTSIDE THE ADOPTION AREA NOR WILL ANYONE BE ALLOWED TO COME PICK A PET UP FROM US. YOU MUST BE 21 TO ADOPT FROM OUR GROUP Sincerely, S.A.F.E. Animal Haven PLEASE EMAIL US AT OURFOSTERS@YAHOO.COM IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE A CONFIRMATION STATING WE HAVE RECEIVED YOUR APPLICATION. Please visit our official website at safeanimalhaven.org for more information about our group.
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    • Labrador Retriever-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Matthews, NC, USA

      Bear Bear

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      Breed: Labrador Retriever-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Labrador Retriever / Mixed (short coat). Bear bear is a happy and super loving lab mix. Although he is a middle aged gentleman, he has so much zest and joy for life, its contagious. He is very affectionate, sits for treats and walks wonderful on the leash. He is truly a care bear that has a wonderful temperament and personality, appears house trained (he holds it forever) and appears to get along with other dogs based on his dog test. Anybody will be lucky to have this boy. If interested in giving this boy a forever home please complete an application at www.safeanimalhaven.org. Thank you! WE FINALIZE EVERY ADOPTION WITH A HOME VISIT THEREFORE POTENTIAL HOMES MUST BE WITHIN A HOURS DRIVE TIME OF CHARLOTTE NC. A FOSTER PET WILL NOT BE SHIPPED TO SOMEONE LIVING OUTSIDE THE ADOPTION AREA NOR WILL ANYONE BE ALLOWED TO COME PICK A PET UP FROM US. YOU MUST BE 21 TO ADOPT FROM OUR GROUP Sincerely, S.A.F.E. Animal Haven PLEASE EMAIL US AT OURFOSTERS@YAHOO.COM IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE A CONFIRMATION STATING WE HAVE RECEIVED YOUR APPLICATION. Please visit our official website at safeanimalhaven.org for more information about our group.
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    • Maltese Dog For Adoption in Matthews, NC, USA

      Ryder Maltes...

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      Breed: Maltese
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Maltese (medium coat). Hi I'm Ryder, I am a senior Maltese around 10 lbs and 12 years young! I was a stray that was rescued from a rural kill shelter by a good samaritan and now am loving life with my foster mom who gives me plenty of food and treats! Yum! I get along great with other dogs and also cats. I love people too! I'm a pretty easy going guy, I like to nap a lot and when I'm awake I like to wander in the backyard, wag my tail and give lots of kisses. I am not fully housebroken but I am working on that. I don't have the greatest hearing and my balance is a little off sometimes, I also have a grade 4 heart murmur along with some lumps and growths here and there but I don't let that get me down, life's too short to dwell on the negative when you can still wag your tail! So basically, I'm looking for a forever home that will give me a warm bed to snuggle in and plenty of love and cuddles for whatever time I have left. If that is you - let me know! Please complete an application at www.safeanimalhaven.org. Thank you! WE FINALIZE EVERY ADOPTION WITH A HOME VISIT THEREFORE POTENTIAL HOMES MUST BE WITHIN A HOURS DRIVE TIME OF CHARLOTTE NC. A FOSTER PET WILL NOT BE SHIPPED TO SOMEONE LIVING OUTSIDE THE ADOPTION AREA NOR WILL ANYONE BE ALLOWED TO COME PICK A PET UP FROM US. YOU MUST BE 21 TO ADOPT FROM OUR GROUP Sincerely, S.A.F.E. Animal Haven PLEASE EMAIL US AT OURFOSTERS@YAHOO.COM IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE A CONFIRMATION STATING WE HAVE RECEIVED YOUR APPLICATION. Please visit our official website at safeanimalhaven.org for more information about our group.
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    • Mutt Dog For Adoption in Matthews, NC, USA

      Magic Guardi...

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Young
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Terrier (short coat). Hi, my name is Magic and I am approximately one and half years old. I am a terrier mix who had a rough start in life! I came to S.A.F.E. with a skin condition but that cleared up with good food. I am adjusting to being a part of a family due to my previous life where I did not receive a lot of attention. I love people and other dogs but I am very skittish at this time. I am making baby steps to enjoying my new life and my new surroundings. I am very playful with the other dogs in the home and I will seek attention from my foster family but little things still startle and scare me. S.A.F.E.has placed me in their Guardian Angel Program until I am ready for a forever family. The Guardian Angel Program supports dogs like me who are not quite ready for a forever home but we are working on our issues. You can sponsor me by sending donations to S.A.F.E. Animal Haven, PO Box 3206, Matthews, NC 28106 or use PayPal at www.safeanimalhaven.org. Make sure my name is on the donation! Thank you! WE FINALIZE EVERY ADOPTION WITH A HOME VISIT THEREFORE POTENTIAL HOMES MUST BE WITHIN A HOURS DRIVE TIME OF CHARLOTTE NC. A FOSTER PET WILL NOT BE SHIPPED TO SOMEONE LIVING OUTSIDE THE ADOPTION AREA NOR WILL ANYONE BE ALLOWED TO COME PICK A PET UP FROM US. YOU MUST BE 21 TO ADOPT FROM OUR GROUP Sincerely, S.A.F.E. Animal Haven PLEASE EMAIL US AT OURFOSTERS@YAHOO.COM IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE A CONFIRMATION STATING WE HAVE RECEIVED YOUR APPLICATION. Please visit our official website at safeanimalhaven.org for more information about our group. WE FINALIZE EVERY ADOPTION WITH A HOME VISIT THEREFORE POTENTIAL HOMES MUST BE WITHIN A HOURS DRIVE TIME OF CHARLOTTE NC. A FOSTER PET WILL NOT BE SHIPPED TO SOMEONE LIVING OUTSIDE THE ADOPTION AREA NOR WILL ANYONE BE ALLOWED TO COME PICK A PET UP FROM US. YOU MUST BE 21 TO ADOPT FROM OUR GROUP Sincerely, S.A.F.E. Animal Haven PLEASE EMAIL US AT OURFOSTERS@YAHOO.COM IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE A CONFIRMATION STATING WE HAVE RECEIVED YOUR APPLICATION. Please visit our official website at safeanimalhaven.org for more information about our group.
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    • Bogle Dog For Adoption in Matthews, NC, USA

      Blue

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      Breed: Bogle
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Boxer / Beagle / Mixed (short coat). Hi, my name is Blue. I am a Boxer/Beagle mix. I have lived with three children and I love children.. I am around around 5 years old. I have been neutered and I am house trained. I have a microchip in case I go missing. I do not shed and iI am a very clean dog. I love children, running outside, laying in the sun and chewing on rawhide treats. Very patient with kids of all ages. I get nervous on car trips but travel well. If interested in giving Blue a forever home, please complete an application at www.safeanimalhaven.org. Thank you! WE FINALIZE EVERY ADOPTION WITH A HOME VISIT THEREFORE POTENTIAL HOMES MUST BE WITHIN A HOURS DRIVE TIME OF CHARLOTTE NC. A FOSTER PET WILL NOT BE SHIPPED TO SOMEONE LIVING OUTSIDE THE ADOPTION AREA NOR WILL ANYONE BE ALLOWED TO COME PICK A PET UP FROM US. YOU MUST BE 21 TO ADOPT FROM OUR GROUP Sincerely, S.A.F.E. Animal Haven PLEASE EMAIL US AT OURFOSTERS@YAHOO.COM IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE A CONFIRMATION STATING WE HAVE RECEIVED YOUR APPLICATION. Please visit our official website at safeanimalhaven.org for more information about our group.
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    • Dan - Beagle / Mixed Dog For Adoption

      Date listed: 03/07/2016

      Beagle-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Matthews, NC, USA

      Dan

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      Breed: Beagle-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Beagle / Mixed. 10/9/11 Dan continues to make strides. He still prefers to be left alone but is starting to let us pet him. He knows his job is to keep the yard safe from predators like the UPS man and the squirrels. Of course if anyone came near him he would tuck his tail and run away. He is crate trained but loves being loss in the house curled up on a dog bed or couch if available. Dan will need a fenced in yard to make him feel safe. He promises he will keep the yard safe for you as well. Dan has been in foster care for several years and deserves to have someone give him a chance. 6/22/11 - Dan is doing better. He is a handsome dog that is still leery of people. He will approach humans on his own terms. He is not trusting of new humans. He just needs someone to give him a chance and will be a great dog. He loves being in the house, is housebroken and not a chewer. He is crate trained and gets along with other dogs. He will protect your yard from pesky squirrels and other critters that will come near your fence. If you have room in your heart and patience for earning Dan's trust then he will learn to love you back. Dan will require a traditional fenced in yard. 8/27/10 Dan continues to be leery of humans. He is doing well in his foster home but prefers t keep his distance from humans. He will play with all of the dogs and does well. He is looking for a special family that will work with him to feel comfortable with them. 1/19/09 Dan is still looking for a forever home. He is a sweet dog but is still a bit afraid of people but has come a long way. He loves to be in the house with the humans. He will curl up on a dog bed and take the world in as it passes him. He will now come over and give kisses to a human's hand. But he still needs to do things on his time. He will not let you catch him when he is out but will come in when you ask. He would love to a someone who would walk him on a leash then bring him in the house to relax. If outside he works hard as a guard dog. You will know if someone is coming or a squirrel decides to pass by. He says he is just doing his job protecting everyone in the house. His foster home feels safer with him in it. 8/28/08 I am still looking for a home to love me. I am a sweet dog but needs time to learn to trust people. I am great with other dogs. Update 8/18/07 - I am coming out of my shell a little bit. I love being in the house with people. I still love to play with the other dogs as well. My sister Ann and I were wondering through a neighborhood. We were scared. The fleas and ticks covered our body were driving us crazy. A great family with kids were able to coax us into their backyard with food. We were skinny and hunger. They got the fleas and ticks off of us and w were very grateful. I am the more timid one. I am sweet but I am a bit afraid of people. I love other dogs and now feel safe enough to play. I love Ann but will play with others if she is busy. If you adopt me you will need to realize I will need to learn to trust you. I love kids if they are nice to me. I will make a great friend if you dare to take a chance on me. WE FINALIZE EVERY ADOPTION WITH A HOME VISIT THEREFORE POTENTIAL HOMES MUST BE WITHIN A HOURS DRIVE TIME OF CHARLOTTE NC. A FOSTER PET WILL NOT BE SHIPPED TO SOMEONE LIVING OUTSIDE THE ADOPTION AREA NOR WILL ANYONE BE ALLOWED TO COME PICK A PET UP FROM US. YOU MUST BE 21 TO ADOPT FROM OUR GROUP. Sincerely, S.A.F.E. Animal Haven Please visit our official website at safeanimalhaven.org for more information about our group.
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    • Chihuahua Dog For Adoption in Matthews, NC, USA

      Boy

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      Breed: Chihuahua
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Chihuahua (short coat). WE FINALIZE EVERY ADOPTION WITH A HOME VISIT THEREFORE POTENTIAL HOMES MUST BE WITHIN A HOURS DRIVE TIME OF CHARLOTTE NC. A FOSTER PET WILL NOT BE SHIPPED TO SOMEONE LIVING OUTSIDE THE ADOPTION AREA NOR WILL ANYONE BE ALLOWED TO COME PICK A PET UP FROM US. YOU MUST BE 21 TO ADOPT FROM OUR GROUP. Sincerely, S.A.F.E. Animal Haven Please visit our official website at safeanimalhaven.org for more information about our group.
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    • Mutt Dog For Adoption in Matthews, NC, USA

      Precious

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Feist (short coat). Hi, my name is Precious and I am 18 months old and a Feist. I am precious! I weigh around 18. and I am full grown! I am very sweet and would like nothing more than a warm cozy blanket, walks in the parks, going hiking in the mountains and snuggling with YOU! I am housebroken, leash trained and working on my basic obedience. I am good with everyone including other dogs! Please consider giving me a forever home by completing an application at www.safeanimalhaven.org WE FINALIZE EVERY ADOPTION WITH A HOME VISIT THEREFORE POTENTIAL HOMES MUST BE WITHIN A HOURS DRIVE TIME OF CHARLOTTE NC. A FOSTER PET WILL NOT BE SHIPPED TO SOMEONE LIVING OUTSIDE THE ADOPTION AREA NOR WILL ANYONE BE ALLOWED TO COME PICK A PET UP FROM US. YOU MUST BE 21 TO ADOPT FROM OUR GROUP. Sincerely, S.A.F.E. Animal Haven Please visit our official website at safeanimalhaven.org for more information about our group.
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