*Timber is currently in need of a recommended rear leg amputation due to an injury before he came to RSR. He is available as a Foster-to-Adopt only, and will need to be brought to Princeton for surgery. Adoption will be finalized once he is cleared after medically*
Hi! My name is Timber. The start of my life was definitely RUFF. When I joined my foster family I was underweight, I had mange, and some cuts and sores that needed treatment and time to heal. As you can see in my pictures, I also have a back leg that was injured at some point, and will need to be amputated. My foster family can not believe how incredibly sweet I am despite all of these things. I am potty trained, and have not had one accident in the house. I sleep nicely on my doggy bed in my foster parents room all night long, and even with only three legs I love little walks and do great on my leash. I am getting used to being in a kennel, but it is not my favorite place yet. Because I am only around 10 months old, and never had people to teach me how to behave when I was younger, I still sometime use my mouth to play, or when I get excited. Because of this, older children who know how to redirect me and help me learn will probably be best if there are kids in my new home. There are other dogs in my foster home. They are not super fond of me because I like to jump on them, but we are working on this. If my new family has dogs, we will need to be introduced properly, and my humans and new dog friend will need to be patient as I continue to learn what it is like to be a dog in a home. I am starting to feel so much better and my fun puppy personality is coming out. Whoever is lucky enough to adopt me, will have a loving, fun, and loyal best friend.
In the meantime if you have questions or are interested in me, please fill out an adoption application at www.ruffstartrescue.org.
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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, Good with Older/Considerate Kids Only, Good with Adults, Somewhat vocal, Requires a yard, Likes to play with toys, Playful, Affectionate, Eager To Please, Intelligent, Goofy
Other Pictures of Timber *FTA Only* (click to see larger version):