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Muchacho *Arriving 12/03*

Chihuahua / Rat Terrier / Mixed

Details about Muchacho *Arriving 12/03*

  • ID D221315
  • Adoption Fee: $425
  • Breed: Chihuahua / Rat Terrier / Mixed
  • Gender: Male
  • Current Weight: 12.0 lb.
  • Estimated Birthdate: 11/22/2015

Muchacho *Arriving 12/03*'s Compatibility Attributes

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

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

  • Housetrained/Littertrained: No
  • Obedience Trained: Needs Training
  • Likes to Vocalize: Quiet
  • Energy Level: Low
  • Cratetrained: Yes
  • Leashtrained: Yes
  • Reaction to New People: Friendly
Other Traits:
    Lap pet, Affectionate, Intelligent, Gentle, Good in Car,

Hi, I'm Muchacho. Some of my favorite things are exploring, snuggling, and burrowing under blankets. I am a bubbly, sweet guy who loves people and dogs. I don't even mind cats! I am already leash trained, crate trained (although I would like to sleep with my people in a warm bed), and mostly potty trained. I even like dressing up on occasion so you'll have no problem getting me into a sweater or warm coat for that Minnesota winter. If you are looking for an affectionate cuddler who gives great kisses I'm your guy!

Muchacho weighs 12lbs and is from Texas. They arrive in Minnesota on 12/03 and will need to be picked up from the Ruff Start Rescue office in Princeton, MN. We're still waiting for the results of their heart worm test to see if 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.