- Status: Adopted!
- Adoption Fee: 375
- Species: Dog
- Rescue ID: D200010
- General Color: White with Brown or Chocolate
- Current Size: 10 Pounds
- Current Age: 3 Years 4 Months (best estimate)
- Exercise Needs: Moderate
- Owner Experience Needed: None
- Reaction to New People: Friendly
Weight: 10 lbs
Hey everyone! My name is Chaz, but my foster calls me Gizmo. In December I was picked up while roaming the streets of Houston, TX. Who knows how long I was out there! Because I was a stray, I was exposed to a lot, so I am heartworm positive, but don’t let that deter you! I will be completely healthy again very soon. No one came to claim me at the shelter, so I was released to a foster. I was so relieved to get out so that I could come to MN! I live with other dogs right now and do great with them! I haven't met kids or cats yet though, so I'm not sure how well I'd do in a house with them. Although I love over dogs, since I was a stray, I'm pretty protective of my food/treats. But, as long as you feed me separate from the rest of the pups in your house, I will be just fine! I tried the whole "crate" thing.. didn't love it if I'm honest. But, now I sleep in a sectioned off part of the hallway and that seems to work for me much better. I love to cuddle and be pet.. I'm VERY friendly with new people I meet. I'm still working on my potty training a bit! With a schedule, I should catch on quick now that I'm finally in a home! I'm just a lovable little guy looking for my fur-ever family.
Since Chaz is heartworm positive. He will need to be treated in at our clinic in Princeton.
Heartworm treatment consists of 3 injections. The first injection will be in roughly 30 days after coming into rescue. The the 2nd and 3rd injections happen 30 days after that. When a dog is going through heartworm treatment, they should be on "restrictions", meaning a lot of lap time, crate time and always on a leash. Heartworm disease is NOT contagious, it is transported via mosquitos.
Here is a great article explaining what heartworm is and how it's treated: https://www.heartwormsociety.org/pet-owner-resources/heartworm-basics
An adoption application is the best way to show your interest in an animal.
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