Taco *Arriving 7/24*   

In shelter Dog

Princeton, Mille Lacs County, Minneso...
Chihuahua, Mixed
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Taco *Arriving 7/24*
Name: Taco DOB: 7/7/18 Weight: 14lbs Adoption Fee: 400.00 Hey everyone! My name is Taco. I am heartworm positive, but don’t let that deter you! I will be completely healthy again very soon. Since I have heartworm right now, I’m available through the foster to adopt program. My foster mom said I am an all-around great dog. I get along with all animals and people -- but have not been around older children/teens (10-18), but I do well with younger kids so I think I would be just fine. I fear loud noises/thunder and can be timid/unsure in new environments but I warm up really quick once I feel safe. I know a few commands - sit, come, and my name. I love playing with other dogs and being loved by my people. They fostered me in a home with 4 big dogs, 1 little dog, cats, young children, and adults. I did wonderful during my car ride when I was crated although I was a little scared because I was unsure of where we were going. I have the cutest smile and hold my ears out to the side like Baby Yoda. I am house trained and love walking on a leash. I love to give kisses, but can be an escape artist so I need a very secure yard when off-leash or when you open the door. I would love a family who will give me a ton of attention, take me for walks, has children and other pets to play with, and is patient while I adjust to new situations. Find out more about the foster to adopt program here: https://blog.ruffstartrescue.org/fta/   Since Taco is heartworm positive.  He will need to be treated in at our clinic in St Cloud. Heartworm treatment consists of 3 injections. The first injection will be in roughly 30 days after coming into rescue. The the 2nd and 3rd injections happen 30 days after that. When a dog is going through heartworm treatment, they should be on "restrictions", meaning a lot of lap time, crate time and always on a leash. Heartworm disease is NOT contagious, it is transported via mosquitos.   Here is a great article explaining what heartworm is and how it's treated: https://www.heartwormsociety.org/pet-owner-resources/heartworm-basics An adoption application is the first step in the foster to adopt program.  Ruff Start Rescue Criteria for Adoption: http://www.ruffstartrescue.org/info/display?PageID=11744


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