We would like to introduce you to the 2015 Bark to the Park Chair Dog, Rufus, a sweet and lovable chocolate lab retriever mix. This handsome furry boy came to Pawmetto Lifeline as a rescue and was quickly adopted by Todd and Kathy Beckstrom, proud and constant supporters of Pawmetto Lifeline. When Rufus arrived at Pawmetto, he didn’t know anything about the comfort of a dog bed or the fun of dog toys. BUT now, he has four favorite beds and many toys to play with. Todd and Kathy quickly fell in love with Rufus. “He is the greatest dog in the world and an excellent poster pup for rescue dogs everywhere!!!”
Rufus’ favorite activity, other than eating, is now boating. He happily hops onto his parent’s boat and rides along sniffing in the breeze. Even though Rufus hates to take baths, he sure does love to swim in the lake. When he finishes a swim, Rufus often dries off by chasing squirrels around the yard, one of his favorite hobbies. He chases them around and around, up trees and into bushes. Although the squirrels may not love Rufus, the foster puppies definitely do. He is always very gentle and tolerant with the puppies that Todd and Kathy foster for Pawmetto Lifeline. But after a long day of swimming, chasing squirrels, playing with puppies and eating, Rufus always looks forward to falling fast asleep in one of his favorite beds. His parents say that you can always tell when Rufus has finally fallen asleep because boy does he snore!
Rufus is thankful for Pawmetto Lifeline’s help in finding his forever home with Todd and Kathy. Now Rufus’ biggest problem is where can he find a toy that is indestructible? He has discovered so much about the world and himself. He even realized that he has some real potential as an animal contortionist. He can get in and out of incredibly small spaces, and you cannot imagine the awkward positions Rufus finds himself in.
Rufus has never been one for popular trends. He has never tweeted and does not have a Facebook account, but if you want to contact him, he said that you are welcome to ask his parents. Rufus is very excited to meet all of Pawmetto Lifeline’s furry friends at Bark to the Park on April 18.