- Status: Available for Adoption (adoption info)
- Adoption Fee: 125
- Species: Dog
- Rescue ID: D171021
- General Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn with White
- Eye Color: Hazelnut
- Ear Type: Semi-erect
- Tail Type: Long
- Current Size: 46 Pounds
- Current Age: 3 Years (best estimate)
- Fence Required: Yes(6 foot)
- Declawed: No
- Housetrained: Yes
- Obedience Training Needed: Has Basic Training
- Grooming Needs: Low
- Shedding Amount: Moderate
- Owner Experience Needed: None
- Reaction to New People: Friendly
Adoption Fee: $125
"Delta is my name and cuddling is my game. I give the best snuggles in the world. I have no sense of personal space, and I love to hug and give kisses. I only want to make my person(s) happy and shadow them everywhere they go.
Don't let my cuddles fool you... I'm also a little bundle of energy. I love bike rides, long walks exploring, Dairy Queen drive-thrus, de-stuffing my dog toys, chomping on dog bones, and plenty of tug-of-war games. After a day of fun, my favorite place in the world is right beside my person(s). I'm a people pleaser, very smart, and I make the best 40lb
lap dog. I have so much love to give.
the flip side, I have a bit of separation anxiety and would do best if not left without my person(s) for very long. I had a rough start at life and being left alone makes me anxious. I've eaten my share of shoes, and I feel super bad about it - but it's the only way I have to tell my person(s) that I'm anxious when they leave. I've also been known to jump a short fence to try to be with my person in the front yard. I need a home in a safe environment, and lots of attention so that I don't escape and accidentally get lost.
I'm pretty timid around lots of animals, so thank-you-but no dog parks for me... and definitely no walking into PetSmart (yicks, that's the worst). Maybe it's because I spent many months in shelters and warehouse-sized building reminds me of that. Cats
are okay as long as they don't want to interact with me. If they don't mind me, then I don't mind them.
Kids really terrify me... so no young ones. I tremble, cower, and try to escape. I'm ok with some older teenagers that are calm and dog-savvy. (Especially if they have treats!)
I'm not a barker unless someone comes to the door or I hear a doorbell. I'm sensitive to sounds and my alertness is probably how I survived when I was a young pup in Oklahoma. So a quiet house would be best. Actually, my
ideal home is someone that works from home or is retired and has one awesome doggie playmate for me
. I like dogs if they are calm and my size, but I'm not great with small dogs. I'm not sure why I don't like them, but when they approach me my hackles go up and I turn my head to tell them I'm not interested in meeting. I'm not dog-aggressive, I'm just particular about who i want to be friends with and I'll turn away if I'm not interested. My person(s) are the center of my world and I just want to focus on them.
If you're interested in meeting me and you're ready to cuddle, let's meet!"
(P.S. My foster mom is going to ugly cry on the day I leave, so be prepared for that! No seriously... like really, please bring the Kleenex! No joke.)
If you are interested in me, please fill out an adoption application at www.ruffstartrescue.org. An adoption application is the best way to show your interest in an animal. Once we receive your application, a placement coordinator will be in contact with you as soon as possible.
Please check out our website, www.ruffstartrescue.org for more details and additional pictures on any of our animals!
All Ruff Start dogs and cats are spayed/neutered, up to date on age appropriate vaccines, microchipped, dewormed, and on monthly flea/tick and heartworm prevention (dogs) as well as heartworm tested (dogs).
Ruff Start Rescue is a foster based rescue. Animals are located in homes throughout Minnesota. We do not have a facility where animals are kept.
Ruff Start Rescue Adoption Policies: http://www.ruffstartrescue.org/info/display?PageID=11744