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Harvard

Chihuahua / Beagle / Mixed

Details about Harvard

  • ID D211520
  • Available for Adoption
  • Species: Dog
  • Gender: Male
  • Estimated Birthdate: 10/28/2016
  • Breed: Chihuahua / Beagle / Mixed
  • Good with Dogs: Yes
  • Good with Cats: Yes
  • Good with Adults: All
  • Adoption Fee: $425

More about Harvard

  • Primary Color(s): Tan
  • Housetrained/Littertrained: No
  • Reaction to New People: Cautious
  • Energy Level: Low
  • Obedience Training: Needs Training

Hi there! My name is Harvard, and I came to Ruff Start from Texas originally.

I am very shy but very sweet, and get along with everything! You can help me overcome my shyness  with food. I love other dogs and tag along with other dogs to chase squirrels. I know how to use a doggy door to go out to relieve myself but will mark in the house when nobody is watching, so I hope you can help me with that habit. I am a very sweet guy and go in my crate to sleep all night without whining. I don't need a companion dog, but would do well with one if you have one as it helps me be more playful! 

One big thing about me you should know is that I’m heartworm positive - but please don’t let that scare you away from adopting me! After I undergo treatment for my condition I will be completely healthy again, and heartworm is not a contagious disease. Because I need treatment, I am available exclusively through Ruff Start’s foster-to-adopt program. You can learn more about that program by visiting www.ruffstartrescue.org/adopt/fostering-to-adopt-available-animals/. I will be getting my heartworm treatment at one of Ruff Start’s partner veterinary clinics in St. Cloud, so my foster will need to be comfortable getting me there for my appointments. My treatment will consist of three injections: the first will be roughly 30 days after I enter rescue. Then, the second and third injections will happen 30 days after the first. When I am undergoing my treatment, I should be on ‘restrictions’ which just means I should spend time relaxing in my crate or cuddling with you. Also, when we go on walks, I should always be kept on a leash so I don’t over-exert myself! To learn more about heartworm disease, which is transmitted by mosquitoes, please visit the following link: https://www.heartwormsociety.org/pet-owner-resources/heartworm-basics. To apply for this animal via our foster-to-adopt program, please submit an adoption application: www.ruffstartrescue.org/adopt/adoption-application/.    

To learn more about the FTA program, please visit www.ruffstartrescue.org/adopt/fostering-to-adopt-available-animals/ .

I arrive in Minnesota on 11/20/21 and will need to be picked up from the Ruff Start Rescue office in Princeton, MN. Once I get there, I might require further veterinary care. Ruff Start’s veterinary suite is in Princeton, MN, and, as my foster, they will require you to transport me to and from these vetting appointments.

To apply for this animal via our foster-to-adopt program, please submit an adoption application: www.ruffstartrescue.org/adopt/adoption-application/ .