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Chihuahua / Rat Terrier / Mixed (short coat)

Details about Barb

  • ID D220889
  • Adoption Fee: $425
  • Breed: Chihuahua / Rat Terrier / Mixed (short coat)
  • Gender: Female
  • Coat Length: Short
  • Current Weight: 7.3 lb.
  • Estimated Birthdate: 8/27/2017

Barb's Compatibility Attributes

  • Good with Dogs: Yes
  • Good with Cats: Yes
  • Good with Adults: All

Barb's Personality and Behavioral Qualities

  • Housetrained/Littertrained: Yes
  • Obedience Trained: Has Basic Training
  • Likes to Vocalize: Some
  • Energy Level: Moderate
  • Cratetrained: Yes
  • Reaction to New People: Friendly
Other Traits:
    Lap pet, Playful, Eager to Please, Good in Car,

Hi, I'm Barb. I am a very friendly gal and love people. I like dogs too, but I'm best at making friends with people. I like to explore the yard with the other dogs in my foster home. When it is time to go outside I run in circles and dance on the way out because I'm just so excited! When we come back inside I like to be on the couch to have a good view of everything, then I can take a nap. If I know you're at home I like to be able to see you and I like to 'talk' to you sometimes. I'm not a fan of the leash, but if you want to go for walks I'm sure we could work on that together.

Barb is from Texas.  

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.