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Astro Tex

Name: Astro
DOB: 12/22/2020
Weight: 13.8 Pounds
Adoption Fee: 450.00

Hi there, my name is Astro! I  think Ruff Start decided to call me Astro because I am such a stellar pup. I made my way up from Laredo, TX and landed in a magical place called Duluth, MN. While I like the green grass and  love the yellow dandelions, what I love best is a warm snuggle and a cozy lap. I have a sweet little smile and, if there is an available lap in my foster home, you can find me there!

I get along with everyone in my household! I am being fostered by a family with a mom, a dad, three bigger kids, two of my littermates who are also being fostered (Bandana and Denim) and one big dog, and an energetic medium sized dog. I am a pretty chill dude. My sisters like exploring the big wide world on leashes out for walks, but I get a little frightened of cars going by -- they are loud! I do okay when my foster mom vacuums and that is loud, too, so my foster family just thinks I need more practice on the leash on sidewalks. I do pretty well on the leash on a trail where it's quieter.

I am very treat motivated and just look at me! Don't I deserve the treats? I am learning to sit for my treats. I eat my meals fast, but my foster family has some tricks to slow me down, and I haven't had any negative consequences for eating too fast. I am doing well with potty training -- my foster parents currently work from home so they have been able to get me out quite a bit. I do love it when they tell me I'm a good boy!

I like to do some zoomies with my sisters, along with some wrestling and chasing a tennis ball. I'm quite the acrobat, despite my (for now) small size! I sleep with my sisters in a crate all night, and I don't make a peep. I have met some neighbor dogs and, while I sometimes I bark at them, I quiet down when my foster family says "hush".

My foster family thinks I am the real deal --- cute, sweet, warm, cuddly, and smart, and they think I will make someone a mighty fine companion. 


If you have questions or are interested in me, please fill out an adoption application at

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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.

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