Bruffy is part of Homeward Bound’s 3rd Party Adoption listing for privately-owned Vermont animals. Pets posted for 3rd Party Adoption are not at the shelter. Homeward Bound staff has not seen or evaluated these pets and all information provided is as described by the owner. For any questions or to make an appointment to meet Bruffy, please contact her current owner, Kristen, at or 802-373-1137.

Bruffy is a 13-year old hound mix who has been a faithful companion to a disabled Vietnam Veteran who has moved into an assisted facility and can no longer care for her. She is up-to-date on vaccines and has not had any medical conditions. She had a tumor on her jaw years ago and part of her jaw was surgically removed which does not hinder her for eating.

Her current caretaker describes Bruffy as friendly to family and visitors, is a couch potato, affectionate, and independent. Bruffy knows basic commands of sit, stay, down, and walks well on leash. Her play style is gentle, although she doesn’t show much interest in play, and she likes to play in and around water. She is not crate-trained and has the run of the house if the owner is away for the day, and spends most of her time sleeping.

A cat has been in the same household for the past year and Bruffy is curious, but not aggressive toward it. Bruffy is, however, aggressive toward other dogs and might be best as the only dog in the home. Her caretaker has a dog that Bruffy has been aggressive toward, which makes her not a good fit for her current home. She has no known history with small, young children.

Her caretaker feels that Bruffy would do best in a rural setting with room to roam in a fenced yard and to go on walks in a quiet neighborhood. A single person, a couple, or someone who is retired and/or works from home would be the first choice scenario for Bruffy. An added bonus would be for the new owners to be willing for her caretaker to take her for an occasional visit to the Veterans’ home to see her long-time owner.

Bruffy is reported as being mellow, sweet, and easy to take care of. She loves treats, scratches and being brushed. She is affectionate without being needy, as well as smart and trainable. You can teach an old dog new tricks!

Bruffy deserves to live out the rest of her years in a loving and peaceful home.

For more information about Bruffy, please call Kristen at the contact information above.



  • Breed: Hound mix
  • Size: Medium-Large
  • Age: 13 years
  • Gender: Female