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Chihuahua / Rat Terrier / Mixed

Details about Paxton

  • ID D230271
  • Adoption Fee: $450
  • Breed: Chihuahua / Rat Terrier / Mixed
  • Gender: Male
  • Current Weight: 9.0 lb.
  • Estimated Birthdate: 3/8/2017

Paxton's Compatibility Attributes

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

Paxton's Personality and Behavioral Qualities

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

Paxton is a six year old, neutered, white and tan Chihuahua/Rat Terrier mix who currently weighs approximately 9lbs from Texas. Paxton was an owner surrender directly to rescue. Paxton is just a happy little dude.. he loves all the people and all the dogs. Cats are still an unknown for him. He is crate trained, as his texan foster crates him when she goes to work, but he is allowed to roam free whenever they are home without any negative consequences. He is mostly potty trained, but we feel like it's just all the changes in his life that are causing his potty related troubles right now. He's a smart boy and eager to please, so we believe if he is kept on a consistent feeding/potty schedule in his forever home here in Minnesota, he should be back to completely potty trained in no time at all. Paxton is looking for someone to snuggle up with.. if you think you can fill that position, please fill out an adoption application today!

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.