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Chihuahua / Mixed  : :  Male (neutered)  : :  Adult  : :  Small

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About Winky

  • Status: Adopted!
  • Adoption Fee: 375
  • Species: Dog
  • Rescue ID: D201255
  • General Color: White
  • Current Size: 10 Pounds
  • Current Age: 3 Years 4 Months (best estimate)
  • Housetrained: Yes
  • Obedience Training Needed: Needs Training
  • Exercise Needs: Moderate
  • Reaction to New People: Cautious

Name: Winky

DOB: 8/28/2017

Weight: 10 lbs

Adoption Fee: 375.00

Hey everyone! My name is Winky. I came from Texas originally.

A little bit about me...Boy oh boy was a scared when I arrived in rescue and my super nice foster took me home. I stayed in my crate for a while. I had to be carried around with a leash on and I was constantly looking for a way to escape, because you know what? People have not been nice to me in the past and I just want to live the good life and be treated with kindness. After a couple days I realized that my foster is awesome and I started to open up. I love to sit on the couch, cuddle and be showered with love and affection. Now that I finally have a good person in my life I get a bit upset when she leaves and will howl. Apartment living will not be an ideal situation for me because of that. I am such a good boy and sleep in my crate in a different room all night, without a peep. However, my level of excitement when my foster mom lets me out in morning should give you an indication that I would prefer to sleep near you. Right now I am still a bit too nervous to take walks on a leash but once I settle into a family that I know loves me and I can trust, my foster mom thinks that I will love walks. I am so happy that I have finally been able to experience love and I really hope to find my forever family that has the patience to allow me to trust and experience love forever.  


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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).

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More about Winky

Good with Dogs, Good with Cats, Good with Older/Considerate Kids Only, Good with Adults, Somewhat vocal, Does Good in the Car, Requires a yard, Cratetrained, Likes to be in your lap, Timid, Skittish, Affectionate, Eager To Please, Intelligent, Even-tempered, Gentle

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