Hello, I'm Elijah! I just finished my heartworm treatment and I am ready to play! I love other dogs and always want to make friends. Sometimes I'm a little too excited and vocal when I meet new friends, but I know they all secretly want to be my best friend. I'll need someone to make sure I don't play too hard because I miss dogs' cues often and have trouble listening when I'm excited. I really need to run around at the dog park every day if I don't live with other dogs who can tire me out. When I'm inside, you might find me staring out the window at all the action I think I'm missing, or munching on one of many toys because I LOVE to chew. Once I'm tired out, I am the biggest snugglebug (lapdog alert!), and I always want to make sure you know how much I love rubs. And my crocodile, but mostly rubs.
Even though I seem ready for anything, I'm slower to warm up and developed a stronger bond with one of my foster parents than the other. I'll need someone patient to help me know that wearing a sweater and trimming my nails won't hurt me. Sometimes I get scared and snap when I feel afraid, or when I'm eating. I can also be unsure meeting new people when they want to come into my home. I would do best in a home without small children.
I'm kennel trained, I'm getting better at 'drop,' and tugging on my leash. I also love to pounce on bushes and see what I scare up! I'm generally a goofy sweetheart who loves life. I'm highly treat motivated, and I would definitely benefit from obedience classes. With a patient, loving home, I will be an absolute joy full of love to give!
*Elijah recently went through heartworm treatment*
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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.
Good with Dogs, Not Good with Cats, Is Not Good with Kids, Good with Adults, Somewhat vocal, Requires a yard, Leashtrained, Cratetrained, Likes to play with toys, Obedient, Playful, Affectionate, Eager To Please, Goofy
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