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Shawn *Arriving 12/4*

Chihuahua / Mixed

Details about Shawn *Arriving 12/4*

  • ID D211640
  • Available for Adoption
  • Species: Dog
  • Gender: Male
  • Estimated Birthdate: 11/17/2019
  • Breed: Chihuahua / Mixed
  • Adoption Fee: $425

More about Shawn *Arriving 12/4*

  • Primary Color(s): Black
  • Housetrained/Littertrained: Yes
  • Reaction to New People: Friendly
  • Energy Level: Moderate
  • Obedience Training: Needs Training

Hi, my name is Shawn, and I came from Texas. I currently weigh 8lbs. I just joined my foster family and we are still getting acquainted with one another. I am a sweet little fella with a raspy bark, and very affectionate and loving. I did well being fostered with dogs of all shapes and sizes and got along well with everyone. I do hang out more with the other small dogs. I am approximately 2-3 years old and weigh almost 9 lbs. I am very smart and I mastered the dog door in my foster home in Texas. I am so happy to be loved because I was found as a stray and nobody ever claimed me. 


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 only 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 get 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 comprise 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/ .