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Whippet / Chihuahua / Mixed (short coat)

Details about Slinky

  • ID D230150
  • Adoption Fee: $550
  • Breed: Whippet / Chihuahua / Mixed (short coat)
  • Gender: Male
  • Coat Length: Short
  • Current Weight: 20.0 lb.
  • Estimated Birthdate: 7/4/2022

Slinky's Compatibility Attributes

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

Slinky's Personality and Behavioral Qualities

  • Housetrained/Littertrained: No
  • Obedience Trained: Has Basic Training
  • Likes to Vocalize: Quiet
  • Energy Level: High
  • Cratetrained: Yes
  • Reaction to New People: Friendly
Other Traits:
    Lap pet, Escape Artist, Playful, Affectionate, Intelligent, Goofy, Plays with Toys

Hey Y'all! I'm Slinky! Why Slinky? I like to jump around, jump around, jump up, jump up, and get down! Yeah, I'm a silly boy. The happiest boy! I am a Texas boy, and this white stuff on the ground is AMAZING! I like to eat it, dig it, and roll around in it! It's sooo fun! Just watch me have a ball outside.
I have sooo much energy. I would LOVE to have someone my size to play with, but you don't have to have another dog, I will play with you or by myself. No biggie. I love balls and snowballs. Anything that moves, I'm game for. I loooove going for walks and runs! I go all over the place, so I need some direction there. I do also enjoy cuddling, it just takes me a little bit to settle down. I am a lousy guard dog. I don't even bark when anyone comes to the house. I'll show burglars where the silver is. Sorry, not sorry. Everyone is my friend. 
But wait, there's more! I get better! I like everyone I meet. I was just at the home and garden show last weekend and we found out I love kids (and cats) as well. Only thing is, I could smoosh them since I am a puppy and a bit rambunctious. Like a fine wine, I will become more chill as I age. 
I currently live with 5 chihuahuas, and a couple of them try to eat me, and I don't care! Speaking of eating, I nom everything the lady has fed me. All food is my favorite food. 
I have many amazing skills, such as climbing my exercise pen to get to my mom, as I just want to be with her. While I go potty immediately when I get outside, I'm not quite potty trained. But I'm super smart, so I will have it down in no time. Mama always says you can change habits, you can't change one's personality. Amen, lady. Amen. 
While I did eat my collar off, I'm not destructive and don't eat furniture or shoes. Bonus points! Right?? I am kenneled when the lady is not home and at night, and I'm okay with it. 
I will promise to love you so hard and not protect your house at all, but no one is perfect... 

Slinky is an 8 month old brindled male that's a whippet/chi mix that currently weighs approximately 20 lbs from Texas.

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.

*Rescue puppies are notorious for losing their birth certificates before entering our rescue. We cannot guarantee the breed or size they will be full grown.*

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.