Rafiki the dog is looking for a new home in the Vancouver area

Hi! My name is Rafiki (or Kozak as my foster family calls me!) I’m a real homebody who loves nothing more than to cuddle up to you on the couch as you watch TV or play video games!

I also love belly rubs, playing tug of war and fetch with my toys, and sitting next to you as you work. I have a fun, silly personality, and still have a bit of puppy awkwardness that my foster family finds very endearing! I also love meeting other dogs on my walks. My favourite type of walk involves going to fields and being able to follow my favourite scents wherever they lead. I would probably be a great hiking companion once I get more confident in the world.

As I try to improve my leash manners and try to develop a love for walks, I would flourish in a home with a yard or a large patio where I can play fetch with my favourite toys and go for a pee when needed, particularly when the world is making me a bit nervous and I need a safe place to exercise in.

Although I had a difficult start in life and can be fearful of strangers and loud sounds, I have been blossoming as an older puppy/teenager, and can now walk past strangers or even enter an elevator full of people calmly.

I would do well as a buddy to another dog or a confident dog-savvy cat who is okay playing with dogs, or as an only pet. I would also do well in a home with a dog-savvy kid older than six as I do see them as little playmates and they might not understand how I play.



Age: 7 months old

Breed: Collie Rough / Coonhound

Colour: Red Brown

Weight: 11.4 kg

Sex: Male

Location: BC SPCA Vancouver, Vancouver B.C.

If you believe you can provide this sweet dog with a forever home, please fill out an application through the SPCA website today!

About this column:

Each week we feature animals available for adoption from local shelters in the Vancouver area with the hopes that our readers will assist in finding good homes for them. If you, or someone you know, has the resources to take care of one of these animals, please do get in touch with the appropriate shelter via the links provided.


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