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Scheana

Chihuahua / Rat Terrier / Mixed (short coat)

Details about Scheana

  • ID D240683
  • Adoption Fee: $450
  • Breed: Chihuahua / Rat Terrier / Mixed (short coat)
  • Gender: Female
  • Coat Length: Short
  • Current Weight: 10.0 lb.
  • Estimated Birthdate: 6/13/2022

Scheana's Compatibility Attributes

  • Good with Dogs: Yes
  • Good with Cats: Yes
  • Older/Considerate Children Only: Yes
  • Good with Adults: All

Scheana's Personality and Behavioral Qualities

  • Housetrained/Littertrained: Yes
  • Obedience Trained: Needs Training
  • Likes to Vocalize: Quiet
  • Energy Level: Low
  • Cratetrained: Yes
  • Reaction to New People: Cautious
Other Traits:
    Lap pet, Playful, Timid, Independent, Affectionate, Eager to Please, Intelligent, Even-tempered, Gentle, Goofy, Good in Car,

This sweet little girl is Scheana. Scheana is just starting to open up but I know there is a sweet little playful girl in there. She is so affectionate and loving once she knows you. Chicken is one of her favorite treats, but she will also occasionally eat other dog treats and we laugh and say “oh she is thinking about if she should take this treat just in case we have chicken somewhere”. She prefers to eat her food alone in a room without the other dogs and will grab a piece or two at a time and take elsewhere to eat and go back for more. Scheana has been around children as young as 6 years old but prefers calmer, quieter humans.

Sheana has the most gentle zoomies. She will run in circles, darting away from you and then coming back for pets and affection, repeating this over and over, especially if she hasn't seen you all day. At night, she loves to sleep in your arms on some comfy blankets or pillows. During the day, if we can't pet or hold her, she will lie in one of our cat/dog beds or on the crib mattress piled with pillows and blankets that we have for the dogs. Recently, she has started going to the bed by herself to take naps while we are at home making dinner. She uses dog stairs since her little legs aren't quite strong enough to get on the bed without them.

Her eyes look like they have a thin line of eyeliner around them. Despite being cautious, she is incredibly inquisitive and loves to check out all the bouncing toads and bugs in the yard. She feels most confident when she's with another foster dog her size or one of the calm and confident resident pitbulls who can lead the way. If she sees her dog friend enter a new environment, she'll quickly follow, but she's not quite ready to do it on her own. If you have a calm, confident dog at home, she would love to follow their lead. She enjoys riding in the car and running errands. She is quiet, polite, and well-behaved.


Scheana 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 are unable to adopt but want to help this animal and others in our care, you can donate to support the medical and veterinary needs of all Ruff Start Rescue animals.