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Donnie

Miniature Pinscher / Chihuahua / Mixed

Details about Donnie

  • ID D220006
  • Available for Adoption
  • Species: Dog
  • Gender: Male
  • Estimated Birthdate: 1/5/2015
  • Breed: Miniature Pinscher / Chihuahua / Mixed
  • Good with Dogs: Yes
  • Good with Adults: All
  • Adoption Fee: $425

More about Donnie

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

Hi there! My name is Donnie and I came from Texas. I’m available exclusively through Ruff Start’s Foster-to-Adopt (FTA) Program. I currently weigh 13 lbs.

I have met other small dogs and have done well with them but, I am super cautious about interacting with other dogs because one attacked me at some point. I would likely do well in a home without other dogs and where I can be the center of attention. I also would like to have a crate that I can retreat to when things get overwhelming for me. I am cautious with meeting new people to and will roll over when approached by someone I don't know - I guess you could say that I'm a bit of a wallflower. I have heard that I'm a sweetheart and am looking forward to finding my forever home in Minnesota!

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 (FTA) program. Click here to learn more about this program.

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!

Click here to learn more about heartworm disease, which is transmitted by mosquitoes.

To apply for this animal via our foster-to-adopt program, please submit an adoption application

If you'd like to donate towards this pet's care, you can donate to our Animal Care Fund . Our Animal Care Fund supports the medical and veterinary needs for all Ruff Start Rescue animals. You'll be able to enter this pet's name on the second page of the donation form.