In shelter Dog

Princeton, Mille Lacs County, Minneso...
Chihuahua, Rat Terrier, Mixed
White with Black
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Name: Oriole DOB: 4/10/15 Weight: 17lbs Adoption Fee: 400.00 Hey everyone! My name is Oriole. I came from Texas originally.  A little bit about me...I am heartworm positive, but don’t let that deter you! I will be completely healthy again very soon. I was a frequent flyer at the shelter in Texas and stayed there several times, each time my family would come pick me up after my stray hold was up and then I would return. The last time I came my family didnt come back to pick me up, I was so sad and lonely until a very nice person scooped me up. I am an older gentleman but very sweet. At the shelter I was good with both people and other dogs. At first i'm a little scared (who wouldnt be) but I warmed up quick with a little love. I would love to find my new family, one that will take care of me forever, are you it? Find out more about the foster to adopt program here: https://blog.ruffstartrescue.org/fta/   Since Oriole 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


  1. American Humane Association
  2. Peeva
  3. American Veterinary Medical Association
  4. Veterinary Information Network
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