We say this about a lot of dogs at the ASPCA Adoption Center, but with Rupert it’s 100% true—everyone loves him! Rupert’s been with us for quite a while at the ASPCA and trust us—he’s ready to go home. We’re not sure why it’s taking Rupert so long to find the safe and loving home that we know is out there for him. Day in and day out our team is rooting for Rupert, and we’re hoping you may be the one!
Big fan of: Going on outdoor adventures! Rupert is an active, energetic guy and is frequently taken on “Doggy Day Outs” by ASPCA volunteers—and he enjoys every second of them! From Carl Schurz Park to Central Park, if Rupert has the chance to get outside, stretch his legs and roll around in some grass, you can absolutely count him in. One volunteer states that Rupert is a “confident, calm fellow” when out for walks, and another says that one of his favorite activities may just be relaxing and watching the ducks swim in Central Park! Once he’s back inside, Rupert loves playing with every toy he can get his paws on! Squeaky toys seem to be his favorite—in particular, his stuffed monkey. And, he’s super smart, too. Rupert is great at sit and has been working hard on his leash skills and housetraining—which have both gotten much better during his time with us!
Working on: Learning to reign in his excitement! Rupert may just be one of the most happy-go-lucky dogs to ever grace the ASPCA. He’s still learning to remember his manners when excited, in particular, to keep all four paws on the ground instead of jumping up to greet everyone with a big hello and not to pull on leash. When it comes to greeting and meeting other pups, Rupert can be a bit picky. He tends to prefer female dogs and can be a little rude with males, so one-on-one play and no trips to the dog park would be the best bet for future doggy playdates in his new home.
Dream home: Rupert would do best with an active adopter who can keep him busy with fun and exercise! Because he is a pretty strong boy and can sometimes forget just how big and strong he is, a home with teens and up would be best. If you’d like to add Rupert to your family, please fill out our Dog Adoption Survey! Dog Adoption Survey.