Meet Bocephus
Animal ID 39217349 
Species Dog 
Breed Bloodhound/Mix 
Age 2 years 4 months 18 days 
Gender Male 
Size Large 
Color Tan/Brown 
Declawed No 
Site Shelter 
Location Dog Adopts 
Intake Date 10/16/2018 
Adoption Price $150.00 
ARN Advanced 
Stage Available
Attention all hound lovers! We've got the perfect dog for you. Rufus is the quintessential hound dog-super long floppy ears, a nose that works a mile a minute, and 73lbs of love. Not a great city dog, the bloodhound breed is known for being a very active, especially during their younger years. Long walks and runs are highly recommended to satisfy their daily exercise requirements. They need the ability to explore any enclosed spaces that they can sniff and wonder as they please. Rufus needs frequent activity to prevent him from becoming bored, as with most of his breed a restless bloodhound will cause havoc in a household- chewing sofas, remote controls, or anything else they can get their paws on. Boredom can also affect their mental health as well. Frequent walks will provide them with overall physical and mental support to be a happy and healthy dog. He will need to be kept on a tight leash or fenced-in area. These scent hounds will take off if given the chance, and should be carefully watched at all time. Rufus is vocal and rough around other dogs, and can be selective, so not a good candidate for dog parks, or doggie daycare as that environment can be overwhelming for dog with high sensitivity to smell.

Advanced due to need of experienced with breed, active and patient guardian; recommended for adopter with large house and yard.