|Age|| 5 years old (All Lone Ones)
7 years at death (Renegades)
|Species||Red wolf/husky mix|
Rufus is a dark reddish-brown wolfdog with dark red markings on his forehead, neck, tail, chest and belly. He wears two earring studs in his left ear.
Rufus is a natural leader. He is strict, but loving, and always means well. He hates it when anyone of his Clan feels surpassed by him or simply unlucky, and is therefore mostly on the travel through the Clan's territory, to visit all members and interact with them, to show how down to earth he is.
He rarely gets angry and has a lot of patience. He found a mate in Ru, who is rather soft spoken.
The Call of Kitty (ep 2)
Between Heaven and Hell (ep 4)
Rufus is seen surprising Ru in the very end.
The Calm after the Storm (ep 6)
Silkey briefly mentions him in her conversation with Kiwi.
This is Our Home (ep 7)
Rufus appeared in the cave with Jade and Swift, ready for the meeting. Silkey arrives late and pleads for forgiveness, to which Rufus simply responds that he isn't even angry, and he welcomes her to the meeting. Silkey later mentions him to Lime, when the cat asks about the secrets between her and the leader. Silkey reveals that Rufus solved some problems in the second district.
Rufus' Clan (ep 8)
Rufus had his first major part in this episode. He was seen calling together a meeting to tell the Clan about One-eye's whereabouts and scolding Silkey for her ridiculous plans. He announces that another meeting will take place tomorrow, where they'll decide on what to do with the Demon.
Journey To Downfall (ep 9)
Rufus appeared briefly in the scene where he, Jade, Swift and Silkey decide on what to do with One-eye. Rufus reluctantly agrees with Silkey to allow her to kill One-eye.
Exclamation Point (ep 10)
Though not shown, Rufus is mentioned several times. Once by Kwebso, who reveals that, before he went after Onyx, he went to speak to Rufus to see if he could get the leader to agree that he'd let the corgi go, which worked. Walter later refers to Rufus as his uncle, as well as weak for allowing Onyx to go.
Outcast (ep 11)
Rufus welcomes Silkey and her patrol back after their mission. He seems uncertain of whether or not One-eye is dead. Silkey tries to lie to him, but this backfires. She then spills the truth of how she and One-eye used to be old friends and how this has been haunting her. Rufus understands, and says that he'll temporarily remove her from her second-in-command position until she's back on track again. Silkey is against this, but Rufus won't take no for an answer.
Untitled (Renegades ep 3)
Rufus is first mentioned by Ru when she says that he wouldn't want Taima to kill Kwebso. This stops Rou from letting his mate do so. Two weeks later in the evening, Rou and Taima are gathered around the Clan leader. Rufus asks how he can help his subordinates. Rou and Taima both voice their disapproval with how Rufus leads the Clan, and Rou then makes it known that he is having all of the other distract leaders taken out. Taima attacks Rufus. His head is later brought to the Main Base as proof of Rufus' death and Rou's new position as leader of the Clan.
- Father: Saedin (deceased)
- Mother: Angie (deceased)
- Mate: Ru (deceased)
- Sister: Aless (alive)
- Brothers: Selang (deceased), Claw (deceased), Skull (deceased)
- Sisters-in-law: Lady (deceased)
- Nephew: Walter (alive)
- Nieces: Saedira (alive), Starlight (alive)
- Rufus' full name is Rufus Canisse, what refers to his "red wolf" species. (Canis Rufus)
- Rufus already made his appearence in Lynnzl's cancelled novel New Life, also as the bad guy. Since there are a lot of redesings of old characters in ALO, Rufus was included as well.
- In New Life, Rufus was a dark red semi-anthro wolf with blue eyes (similar to Saedin), and a sword. He also had brighter red markings and a mohawk pointing to the front.
- When Rufus made his first big onscreen appearance in episode 6, his color had changed from black with bright red markings to dark reddish with still red, but less brighter markings. He also looks more like his original, New Life self, this way, who was also dark red.