Meet Rufus
Animal ID 2000080782 
Species Cat 
Breed Domestic Shorthair/Mix 
Age 2 years 6 months 6 days 
Gender Male 
Size Medium 
Color Brown/White 
Declawed No 
Housetrained Yes 
Intake Date 3/31/2024 
ARN CV-24-53 
Stage Available
***IN FOSTER*** 

Rufus is the epitome of affectionate! 

Rufus is quick to adapt to new surroundings, showing his friendly and open nature from the moment he arrived in our care. A true socialite, he effortlessly charms everyone he meets, hoping to find his forever home where he can use his social skills to the fullest! 

This loving, fluffy man was recently returned to our care, through no fault on his part. Ever adaptable, Rufus is putting himself back out there! His warm spirit and affectionate nature shine, sprouting with the spring sun and breeze. Purring is second nature to this lovely boy, a constant soundtrack to his joyful presence. He loves getting attention from anyone, and if you call, he will come running, hoping to get a nice body rub. Anywhere will do, as long as he gets a massage! When he feels the need for extra love, Rufus isn't shy about crying or pawing at your feet and body, and you can usually expect a head bonk when he's looking for pets. He is more than willing to let you pick him up, with the expectation of pets or food. This fluffy man isn't afraid of being assertive when he wants something. 

Rufus has a very curious soul, having tried to eat human food. He's even taken a liking to watching golf on tv, pawing at the ball to catch it. With his high energy levels, he needs toys to tire him out before bed; otherwise, this energy-packed furball will have zoomies around the house. Rufus enjoys playing with the wand and string toys, and his foster family have used Rufus's playtime as a workout. This playful machine will lead people by pulling the wand toy when wanting to play in a different room. It's safe to say he knows what he wants!

Do you like to cuddle at night? Rufus is known for finding his way into his foster parents' bed to snuggle up and get warm. He loves to stay near people and will require a forever family that can be attentive, accept his clingy nature, and is experienced with cat behaviour. Rufus' love of people and play can lead to overstimulation so his forever family should be able to read his body language to prevent any nipping or swatting. Rufus is learning that the best place to scratch is a scratching post and his new family should continue to encourage this behaviour.  His ideal home is one filled with love, patience, cozy sleeping spots, and lots of food. 

Are you looking for the ultimate snuggle buddy? Rufus is ready to occupy that position. Fill out an adoption application today!
The adoption fee for a single cat at EHS is $175. Take home an adult feline friend for your kitty and the adoption fee for the pair is $300! For kittens under six months of age, the adoption fee is $200...Or double your cuteness quotient and adopt two wee furballs for $350! If you mix and match (kitten plus cat), the adoption fee is $300. Each of our cats is spayed/neutered, microchipped, up to date on vaccines, snap tested for FIV/FeLV, dewormed, and flea treated prior to adoption. Kittens are not spayed or neutered until 5 months of age, but the cost of spay/neuter will be covered as part of the adoption.
Interested in adopting Rufus? It's easy! Just click "Adopt a Cat" on the EHS website ( and fill out our "Cat Adoption Form." An EHS representative will be pleased to help.