12 Strays of Christmas: Hippopotamus

Meet our next #12StraysOfChristmas animal!
This adorable lady might be dealing with some allergies, but her heart is pure gold. She’s about 5 years old, petite with a powerhouse build, and she adores everyone she meets. At around 55/60 lbs and the height of a basset hound, she’s a compact bundle of love waiting for the right foster family.

We’re seeking a foster hero who can help her with a bit of TLC. She’ll need someone committed to transitioning her onto a healthy diet and gradually eliminating potential allergens (starting with poultry) to identify what’s causing her itchiness. She comes with initial vaccines, but she’ll need some vet care, too.

One of her standout qualities? She’s a social butterfly! She recently met another dog and nailed it—her sweet nature and easygoing demeanor shine through. She might just be the perfect fit for a home with a canine companion.

At this impound, we’re fortunate to facilitate intros between our fosters and their resident pets before the big move. So, if you’re considering fostering this lovely girl and have a resident pup, we can arrange a meet-up!

If you have room in your heart and home to foster this sweetheart, sign up here:

Please consider making a gift to help with expenses associated with the care of the hundreds of impound animals Ruff Start intakes annually. Together, we can ensure a future for the stray animals of Minnesota.