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Chihuahua / Jack Russell Terrier / Mixed

Details about Dale

  • ID D231041
  • Adoption Fee: $450
  • Breed: Chihuahua / Jack Russell Terrier / Mixed
  • Gender: Male
  • Current Weight: 14.0 lb.
  • Estimated Birthdate: 9/6/2021

Dale's Compatibility Attributes

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

Dale's Personality and Behavioral Qualities

  • Housetrained/Littertrained: No
  • Energy Level: Moderate
Other Traits:
    Lap pet, Protective, Playful, Timid, Likes Fetch, Plays with Toys

Dale loves belly rubs and ear scratches. He also loves tennis balls. He is a sweet guy who likes to cuddle. He can play with other dogs, but he is also perfectly content playing on his own with balls or squeaky toys. He is kennel trained and spends time in there while his foster is at work. He is mostly potty trained, but did do some marking in his foster home so may want a belly band and supervision while he settles in to his new home.  Dale is from Texas.

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.