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Soky *Arriving 08/13*

Chihuahua / Mixed (short coat)

Details about Soky *Arriving 08/13*

  • ID D220796
  • Adoption Fee: $425
  • Breed: Chihuahua / Mixed (short coat)
  • Gender: Male
  • Coat Length: Short
  • Current Weight: 7.0 lb.
  • Estimated Birthdate: 7/21/2020

Soky *Arriving 08/13*'s Compatibility Attributes

  • Reaction to New People: Cautious
  • Good with Dogs: No
  • Good with Kids: Yes
  • Good with Adults: All
  • Needs Adoptive Home Without Large Dogs: Yes

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

  • Housetrained/Littertrained: Yes
  • Obedience Trained: Has Basic Training
  • Likes to Vocalize: Some
  • Energy Level: Moderate
  • Cratetrained: Yes
  • Leashtrained: Yes

Soky is a sweet boy who would love a warm lap to sit in. He is mostly potty trained and should be completely if kept on a consistent schedule in his forever home. He is completely leash and crate trained & loves rides in the car. Soky is a bit timid at first, but warms up quickly and his bubbly little personality just shines. He's a bit of an escape artist, so precautions need to be taken to ensure his safety, mostly just a barricade between him and the door (baby gate) to ensure he doesn't get out unleashed.

Soky was a stray that was brought into rescue from Texas. He will arrive in Minnesota on 08/13/2022 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.