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Jenkins *Arriving 12/03*

Chihuahua / Border Terrier / Mixed

Details about Jenkins *Arriving 12/03*

  • ID D221312
  • Adoption Fee: $425
  • Breed: Chihuahua / Border Terrier / Mixed
  • Gender: Male
  • Current Weight: 6.0 lb.
  • Estimated Birthdate: 11/21/2017

Jenkins *Arriving 12/03*'s Compatibility Attributes

  • Good with Dogs: No
  • Good with Adults: All
  • Needs Adoptive Home Without Large Dogs: Yes

Jenkins *Arriving 12/03*'s Personality and Behavioral Qualities

  • Housetrained/Littertrained: No
  • Obedience Trained: Needs Training
  • Likes to Vocalize: Quiet
  • Energy Level: Moderate
  • Leashtrained: Yes
  • Reaction to New People: Friendly
Other Traits:
    Lap pet, Playful, Affectionate, Eager to Please, Intelligent, Gentle, Good in Car, Enjoys Swimming, Likes Fetch, Plays with Toys

Jenkins weighs 6lbs and is from Texas. He is a sweet and affectionate pup who absolutely loves to be with his humans. He has been allowed to have the run of his foster home down in Texas, so he is not crate trained, but that has not been a problem at all. He is mostly potty trained & enjoys walks with his texan foster mom 3 times a day. He absolutely loves being outside and feeling the wind against his little face.. simple pleasures.. what can we say. He has had one eye removed due to a corneal perforation, but it hasn't affected him at all! He's a friendly little love bug who will sit in just about any warm lap he can find. If he sounds like the perfect little pup to you, please fill out an adoption application today!

They arrive in Minnesota on 12/03/2022 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.