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Chihuahua / Terrier / Mixed

Details about Delia

  • ID D230499
  • Adoption Fee: $450
  • Breed: Chihuahua / Terrier / Mixed
  • Gender: Female
  • Current Weight: 11.0 lb.
  • Estimated Birthdate: 5/3/2019

Delia's Compatibility Attributes

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

Delia's Personality and Behavioral Qualities

  • Housetrained/Littertrained: No
  • Obedience Trained: Needs Training
  • Likes to Vocalize: Some
  • Energy Level: Low
  • Reaction to New People: Cautious
Other Traits:
    Timid, Affectionate, Gentle,

Delia is from Texas. She and her pups were rescued from the streets of Houston. Well, she has whelped her pups and is thriving in rescue, and now it's time to find her a home of her own here in Minnesota. Delia is not fully potty trained, but will use pee pads in the enclosure she was kept in with her pups. She is a smart little girl though, so if she is kept on a consistent feeding/potty schedule when she gets to her home here in Minnesota, she should pick up on going outside to potty in no time at all. Delia has not been kennel trained, as she was kept in an exercise pen with her pups. You can continue to keep her in a pen while unsupervised, or transition her to a kennel. Having a kennel open and available to her at all times, as well as feeding her there is a great start to kennel training. Delia is an incredibly timid girl, who has had a rough go of it, but if given time and love, you will have front row seats to seeing her blossom into her full potential. Her Texan fosters have said that she is incredibly affectionate, seeking them out for affection, once she knew that they were safe and friendly. If you think that you can give Delia the time, space and love that she needs to reach her full potential, 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.