Gears *Arriving 5/21*
Chihuahua / Miniature Pinscher / Mixed
Details about Gears *Arriving 5/21*
- ID D220501
- Available for Adoption
- Species: Dog
- Gender: Male
- Estimated Birthdate: 4/26/2018
- Breed: Chihuahua / Miniature Pinscher / Mixed
- Good with Dogs: Yes
- Good with Adults: All
- Adoption Fee: $425
More about Gears *Arriving 5/21*
- Primary Color(s): Tricolor (Tan/Brown & Black & White)
- Housetrained/Littertrained: Yes
- Reaction to New People: Cautious
- Energy Level: Low
- Obedience Training: Needs Training
Hi, my name is Gears! I am a little bit of a shy guy and would do best in a home that is patient and will allow time to come around. I currently live with big and small dogs and adults in my current home. I would be best with a companion dog at home so that I can be a little more engaged! I do like to sit on laps to relax!
Gears weighs 11lbs and is from Texas. They arrive in Minnesota on 5/21/22 and will need to be picked up from the Ruff Start Rescue office in Princeton, MN.
One big thing you should know is they are heartworm positive - but please don’t let that scare you away from adopting them! After they undergo treatment for their condition they will be completely healthy again, and heartworm is not a contagious disease.
Because they need treatment, they are available exclusively through Ruff Start’s Foster to Adopt (FTA) program. Click here to learn more about this program.
They will get heartworm treatment at one of Ruff Start’s partner veterinary clinics in St. Cloud, so their foster will need to be comfortable getting them to and from the appointments. Treatment will consist of three injections: the first will be roughly 30 days after they enter rescue. Then, the second and third injections will happen 30 days after the first. When they are undergoing treatment, they should be on activity ‘restrictions’ which just means they should relax in their crate or cuddle with you. Click here to learn more about heartworm disease, which is transmitted by mosquitoes. If you are interested in getting to know this animal better, please fill out an adoption application. An adoption application is the best way to show your interest in an animal and is not a binding contract.
To learn more about Ruff Start’s adoption process and the care our foster animals receive, please visit our How to Adopt page.
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.