Sadly Rufus was surrendered to Rescue on his first birthday. His owner loved him very much, but was working long hours out of town and wanted Rufus to have a home where he could get the love, training and attention he needed. Rufus was very affectionate, highly energetic and extremely inquisitive, but had never had anyone to guide him from puppyhood into being a young adult Scottie.
After being neutered and thoroughly vetted, Rufus was fostered by West Texas Scottie Rescue coordinators Jeannie and Tom. He blended in beautifully with their current Scottie crew, and after several weeks they decided they couldn’t do without him. Rufus’ clownish personality and exploits keep things lively and keep his new family entertained in Midland. After several days of trying to figure out how their coffee cups were mysteriously emptied when left on a table or counter, the mystery was solved when Rufus was caught “red-pawed” on the kitchen counter with his nose buried deep in a cup. Amazingly, this small Scottie boy can jump from the ground onto a grooming table without a running start. The picture below shows “Mr. Coffee” looking through the window to see if he can spy an unattended cup!
WTSR is very appreciative of the selfless act that his former owner made when he decided it was best for Rufus to be in a home where someone had more time to spend with him. This lucky boy now has Scottie and human companions with him around the clock! Rufus was first posted on TSRF’s website March 25, 2013.