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Chihuahua / Italian Greyhound / Mixed

Details about GretaMarie

  • ID D211555
  • Available for Adoption
  • Species: Dog
  • Gender: Female
  • Estimated Birthdate: 11/1/2018
  • Breed: Chihuahua / Italian Greyhound / Mixed
  • Good with Dogs: Yes
  • Good with Adults: All
  • Adoption Fee: $425

More about GretaMarie

  • Primary Color(s): Black with White
  • Housetrained/Littertrained: Yes
  • Reaction to New People: Cautious
  • Energy Level: Low
  • Obedience Training: Needs Training

Hi, my name is GretaMarie and I came from an Out of State Transfer - Texas. I currently weigh 14 lbs.

They found me as a stray at sent me to the Jacinto City pound. I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOO sweet. At first, I was a little overwhelmed at my foster home because it was chaotic. But once I quickly acclimated, my sweet little personality started showing! I love kisses and belly rubs, and my fosters think I have a darling and amazing disposition. I am super quiet, crate trained, and use the dog door.  I have not been around kids or cats and I don't need a companion dog, but I am sure I would do well if you have one because I love being around other dogs!

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/ .