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Bruce

Name: Bruce
DOB: unknown 
Weight: 55 lbs.
Adoption Fee: $375

Hi everybody! I’m Bruce, and I like everyone to know me! I have a HUGE tongue to give big puppy kisses! I like to be near my humans, and lean into them for love. Also, it helps me balance. I have cerebellar hypoplasia, which is just a fancy way of saying I’m a little uncoordinated, but I don’t know any different! My mom probably got sick before I was born, so the part of my brain stem that coordinates my movement got the short end of the stick. But I don’t even notice! Sometimes I trip, or walk on my front wrists, but I get around just fine! I love to fetch toys, go for walk, and run around with my foster brother! And don’t worry about stairs, those are fine too!
I’m still young and working on my manners, but I ALWAYS respect the word “no”! I know how to sit and come (I do better for treats), and kennel up! I don’t really enjoy my kennel so my foster mom puts treats in to get me to go in, and some after I’m in. I only whine for a few minutes, then I get it...it’s time to settle. Oh and did I mention I’m housebroken?! Yep. I know my business is to be done outside only!
I’m pretty strong and still working on leash manners so my foster mom uses a harness when walking and it works great! Maybe helps keep my gait straighter too. I do like my walks :)
I adore kids too! But since I’m a little clumsy and kind of a big boy, I probably wouldn’t be a very good fit in a house with small kids...I might accidentally knock them over!
I play well with others! I like to sniff, but then it’s all play. I tend to think all other dogs want to play too, so it’s best if my humans make sure they actually DO want to play before letting me at it! I love my foster brother! He’s big like me. I wouldn’t mind a brother or sister dog in my new home, especially if they’re already confident! I am a bit unsure of myself in new situations and can be shy, so a daily routine where I know what to expect would be a great way to start my new life!
I also try to play with kitties...they don’t like it, which gets me more excited, so no kitties for me!
I really just want a forever home with human(s) who will let me love them! I have so much love to give and am an all around wonderful guy! Just look at my smile! I promise I will bring you so much joy with my snuggles, kisses and play!

An adoption application is the best way to show your interest in an animal.  Please check out our website, www.ruffstartrescue.org for more details and additional pictures on any of our animals! All Ruff Start dogs and cats are spayed/neutered, up to date on age appropriate vaccines, microchipped, dewormed, and on monthly flea/tick and heartworm prevention (dogs) as well as heartworm tested (dogs). Ruff Start Rescue is a foster based rescue. Animals are located in homes throughout Minnesota. We do not have a facility where animals are kept. Ruff Start Rescue Adoption Policies: http://www.ruffstartrescue.org/info/display?PageID=11744  


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