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Chihuahua / Rat Terrier / Mixed

Details about Chiclet

  • ID D230486
  • Adoption Fee: $450
  • Breed: Chihuahua / Rat Terrier / Mixed
  • Gender: Male
  • Current Weight: 9.0 lb.
  • Estimated Birthdate: 5/2/2016

Chiclet's Compatibility Attributes

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

Chiclet's Personality and Behavioral Qualities

  • Housetrained/Littertrained: No
  • Obedience Trained: Has Basic Training
  • Likes to Vocalize: Quiet
  • Energy Level: Moderate
  • Cratetrained: Yes
  • Reaction to New People: Cautious
Other Traits:
    Lap pet, Playful, Timid, Skittish, Affectionate, Even-tempered, Gentle, Plays with Toys

Chiclet, Chico to his friends, weighs 9lbs and is from Texas. He was found wandering the streets of Houston and brought into rescue. Chico was having issues with marking, but has recently been neutered, and we're pretty sure that will resolve the issue. He is otherwise pretty much potty trained. A few accidents should be expected in a new environment, but if he is kept on a consistent feeding/potty schedule when he gets to his home here in Minnesota, he should be completely potty trained in no time at all. Chico is crate trained, and spends most of his day there while his foster family is at work/school. Chico also has some basic obedience training and already knows his name & "come". His favorite part of the day is when everyone gets home.. lol. He is an absolute lover boy, and seeks out his humans for affection constantly. Little Mr. Chico is a strong independent man though.. he really doesn't like to be picked up, but will tolerate it if necessary. Chico is looking for a family that wants to take him on walks, cuddle on the couch and maybe share their favorite snacks with him every once in a while. If you think you can help make this little guys dream of finding a family come true, 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.