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Paddy *Arriving 08/13*

Hound / Cattle Dog / Mixed

Details about Paddy *Arriving 08/13*

  • ID D220791
  • Adoption Fee: $500
  • Breed: Hound / Cattle Dog / Mixed
  • Gender: Male
  • Current Weight: 15.0 lb.
  • Estimated Birthdate: 3/19/2022

Paddy *Arriving 08/13*'s Compatibility Attributes

  • Reaction to New People: Friendly
  • Good with Dogs: Yes
  • Good with Cats: Yes
  • Good with Kids: Yes
  • Good with Adults: All

Paddy *Arriving 08/13*'s Personality and Behavioral Qualities

  • Housetrained/Littertrained: No
  • Obedience Trained: Has Basic Training
  • Energy Level: High
  • Cratetrained: Yes
  • Leashtrained: Yes

Paddy was found, as a very small pup, tied to a cluster of mailboxes in Cypress, TX by a young boy and immediately brought into rescue. He is mostly potty trained, and should be completely if kept on a consistent schedule when he gets to his forever home. Paddy is completely leash and crate trained, and knows some basic obedience commands. (sit, lay, go to your crate, fetch, drop it, and leave it). He is a high energy pup who LOVES to play and does best with toys designed for aggressive chewers. His foster family has also been feeding him using a puzzle/snuffle mat for further enrichment. Here's a typical day for Paddy at his Texas foster home:

Paddy gets up about 8am. He goes out to potty with his foster sisters and bro, and then he comes in for his breakfast which we put in a food puzzle or snuffle mat. After he eats we take a walk around the neighborhood. After that, Paddy is usually ready for a nap. He is comfortable going into his crate for a nap, but if I am able to do my work around the house and see him…he stays out. If I’m distracted he goes into his crate. After an hour or so, we go out for another potty break and hang out outside for a while playing fetch or going in the pool. One last potty and then Paddy goes in his crate while I work or run errands for approximately 2 hours. The afternoon is a repeat of the morning routine with dinner, pottying and playing. No crate time as the whole family is around and he hangs out with us on the couch. Paddy goes to bed between 10-11pm in his crate. His crate is a 36” wire crate with just a folded fleece blanket to lay on. Paddy loves to play with his toys and go in the pool.

Paddy will arrive in Minnesota on 08/13/2022 and will need to be picked up from the Ruff Start Rescue office in Princeton, MN. Since they haven’t arrived yet, they are available exclusively through Ruff Start’s Foster to Adopt (FTA) Program. Click here to learn more about the FTA program. Once they get to Minnesota, they might require further veterinary care. Ruff Start’s veterinary suite is located in Princeton, MN, and, as the foster, you will be required to transport your dog to and from these vetting appointments.  

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.

*Rescue puppies are notorious for losing their birth certificates before entering our rescue. We cannot guarantee the breed or size they will be full grown.*

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.