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Odessa *Arriving 12/2*

Chihuahua / Miniature Pinscher / Mixed

Details about Odessa *Arriving 12/2*

  • ID D231373
  • Adoption Fee: $450
  • Breed: Chihuahua / Miniature Pinscher / Mixed
  • Gender: Female
  • Current Weight: 8.0 lb.
  • Estimated Birthdate: 11/16/2019

Odessa *Arriving 12/2*'s Compatibility Attributes

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

Odessa *Arriving 12/2*'s Personality and Behavioral Qualities

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

Say hello to Odessa! Odessa had a tough start to her life. She was extremely underweight, was missing most of her fur due to a skin infection and was very shut down. She has come very far since joining her foster home and is excited to come to Minnesota and meet her forever family!

Odessa is a very sweet girl. She is super loveable and loves to snuggle and loves to be loved. Being around her humans and dog friends makes her very happy, especially if they are giving her attention!

Odessa has really enjoyed having a dog companion in her foster home. They have helped her learn to trust the world, learn how to play, and come out of her shell. Her ideal home would have another dog as a companion and roll model, but she may also thrive as an only dog with a family committed to her and her needs.
She is very cautious and will bark and run when she is scared around new people or situations, it is important that she is allowed to warm up on her own terms. She does eventually warm up, but it takes her some time to build a trusting relationship. Patience will be important but it will be very rewarding once her amazing personality comes out! She sleeps in crate at night and does this best when she can see you, being left alone is not her favorite thing.

She is working on house training and can use a doggy door, she is doing well with her consistent schedule in her foster home! ​She does not know how to walk
on a leash yet- she alligator rolls.

Odessa currently lives with big and small dogs, children and adults.



**Planning to have cherry eye surgery before coming to Minnesota**

Odessa is from Texas. They arrive in Minnesota on 12/2/2023 and will need to be picked up from the Ruff Start Rescue office in Princeton, MN. Since they haven’t arrived yet, they are available exclusively through Ruff Start’s Foster to Adopt (FTA) Program. Click here to learn more about the FTA program. Once they get to Minnesota, they might require further veterinary care. Ruff Start’s veterinary suite is located in Princeton, MN, and, as the foster, you will be required to transport your dog to and from these vetting appointments.

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.