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Chihuahua / Miniature Pinscher / Mixed

Details about Rootbeer

  • ID D221071
  • Adoption Fee: $425
  • Breed: Chihuahua / Miniature Pinscher / Mixed
  • Gender: Female
  • Current Weight: 13.0 lb.
  • Estimated Birthdate: 6/6/2015

Rootbeer's Compatibility Attributes

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

Rootbeer's Personality and Behavioral Qualities

  • Housetrained/Littertrained: Yes
  • Obedience Trained: Needs Training
  • Likes to Vocalize: Some
  • Energy Level: Moderate
  • Cratetrained: Yes
  • Leashtrained: Yes
  • Reaction to New People: Friendly
Other Traits:
    Playful, Affectionate, Gentle, Goofy,

Hi, My name is Rootbeer. I was found dumped in a park with 4 other pups but luckily I have been living the good life in my current foster home. I am good around adults, children, cats,  and other dogs. I have been known to be a bit bossy at times but I am great with other dogs that don’t try to make me play all the time. I like to be around other dogs and run around the yard when I can! I may try to convince you that I haven't been fed all day even though I'm sure I have been! I like to be around other people as well just to hang out and feel the love! 

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.