- Status: Adopted!
- Adoption Fee: 400
- Species: Dog
- Rescue ID: D201021
- General Color: Brown/Chocolate
- Current Size: 38 Pounds
- Current Age: 2 Years (best estimate)
- Housetrained: Yes
- Owner Experience Needed: None
- Reaction to New People: Friendly
Weight: 38 lbs
Adoption Fee: 400.00
Hi everyone! My name is Raquel and I'm originally from Texas. I am the sweetest girl that wants all of the snuggles and smooches! My foster mom said it took me quite some time to warm up, but boy oh boy now that I have, I am loving learning how to be a dog! I'm shy at first but trust me, it's nothing some yummy treats can't fix! I'm currently living with a 3 and 1 year old human, they love me a lot and I REALLY love them. I follow them around and want to make sure I know what they're up to. Someone has to watch out for them! A little bit more about me; I'm potty trained, crate trained and can also be trusted to roam free in the house. The crate is fine but you do have to REALLY encourage me to go in there. If you're wondering if I bark, the answer is...my foster mom isn't sure! They haven't had the pleasure of hearing my beautiful voice and they tease that maybe I don't know how to bark. My foster mom keeps wanting me to venture out on walks with her but I'm just not quite ready yet. Minnesota is still so new and I'm still gaining my confidence. Could I be a part of your family?!
A little bit about me...I am heartworm positive, but don’t let that deter you! I will be completely healthy again very soon.
Since Raquel is heartworm positive, he will need to be treated 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