General Color: White with Red, Golden, Orange or Chestnut
Current Size: 18 Pounds
Potential Size: 30 Pounds
Current Age: 3 Months 29 Days (best estimate)
Exercise Needs: Moderate
Reaction to New People: Friendly
Adoption Fee: Sponsorship Only
Hello, Smooch here! My 4 siblings and I were found with our mom when we were just a week old living on a reservation. We were all taken into rescue to be able to live the good life, My siblings were all adopted but I am working on some medical issues.
Around 4 weeks old when my brothers and sisters started walking I was not, I was the smallest of the group by far, my siblings being triple my weight and my brothers even estimated to be over 100lbs when full grown. As the others grew and developed I did not. After being seen at a few normal doctors they recommended I go to a specialist.
The neurologist diagnosed me with suspected congenital Myasthenia Gravis. However I was put on an antibiotic trial for a month and examined every 2 weeks. Based on my great improvements with the antibiotic the vet now thinks I may have something infectious from that first week when we were outside before rescue. They placed me on another two months of antibiotics and so far so good!
We still do not know what my future holds but will learn more as time goes on. I will continue my rechecks every 2 weeks. Depending on what the future brings I may one day be available for adoption but right now I am staying with my fosters who adore me and have lots of play mates for me to play and cuddle with.
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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.