Bed-making pitbull visits Kettering adoption center

Published: Tuesday, October 06, 2015 @ 10:55 AM
Updated: Sunday, October 18, 2015 @ 12:07 PM

            Rush returns to shelter after being adopted
Rush returns to shelter after being adopted

UPDATE @ noon Oct. 18

The SICSA Pet Adoption Center in Kettering recently received a visit from Rush, the pitbull featured in a viral video of him making his bed.

Staff members gathered for the heartwarming visit as Rush eagerly greeted folks with his new family.

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SICSA updated their Facebook followers with the news on Saturday and posted a video of the visit on

UPDATE @ 3:17 p.m. Oct. 9

Rush, the bed-making pitbull, has been adopted by a couple that saw him on TV and online. Video of Rush making his own bed became viral on social media after SICSA posted the video to its Facebook page earlier this week.

SICSA posted a new video Friday on Facebook of Rush with his new parents. The couple lost their dog earlier this year.

The husband and wife told SICSA workers they saw Rush separately — one watching a TV news story about him— the other saw him on a dog rescue site.

The couple decided to drive to Kettering to meet Rush. On their way the saw got a ‘sign’ that told them Rush might be the dog for them.

The couple said while driving to Kettering through Cincinnati, the noticed a billboard prominently displaying the word RUSH, and the new it was a sign they were about to meet their new family member.

UPDATE @ 5:45 p.m. Oct. 8

The SICSA Pet Adoption Center reports the homeless pitbull Rush is now on a test sleepover with a potential adopter.

“Rush took his blankie and went on a sleepover until Friday with a potential adopter,” the center posted on Facebook. “Rush, like all of our pets, will receive as much time as he needs to get adopted.”

Those wanting to support homeless pets like Rush can donate to the center’s Guardian Angel Fund at

“We are amazed and thankful for everyone’s concern for this little guy,” the center continued.


A video by the SICSA Pet Adoption Center depicts an adoptable pitbull making his own bed.

Rush, a one-year-old homeless pitbull, has been at the shelter for over 30 days and he makes his own bed every day, said Deborah Durbin, marketing coordinator at the center.

“He probably needs a dog-savvy owner,” Durbin said. “We have had him over 30 days now. He came here as a puppy but he didn’t do well in his first home and was returned.”

For more information on Rush, or any adoptable animals, visit or call 937-294-6505.