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

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About Atom

  • Status: Adopted!
  • Adoption Fee: 400
  • Species: Dog
  • Rescue ID: D201455
  • General Color: White
  • Current Size: 15 Pounds
  • Current Age: 2 Years 3 Months (best estimate)
  • Housetrained: No
  • Exercise Needs: Moderate
  • Reaction to New People: Cautious

Name: Atom

DOB: 10/09/2018

Weight: 15 Pounds

Adoption Fee: 400.00

Hi my name is Atom.  I came up to Minnesota from Laredo, Texas.  What a temperature change!  I’m a very shy, fearful dog so I need someone that would have the time and patience with me while I learn to trust.  My mom has given me time to adjust, as I’m also living with 3 dogs and a cat, but I’m pretty scared of humans.  My best friend is Roadie, a kitten, that mom is fostering also.  When my mom isn’t around, I play with him just like a little kid, wrestling, jumping, and such. I do chew once and awhile!  I do need a safe space and most times that's hiding behind the couch, in my kennel, or under my moms bed.  Mom has been working with me for potty, but it’s just too scary outside for me.  I’ve been learning to use puppy pads, but I don’t always stay on them.  

What I’m looking for in a family of my own?  Someone that has the patience and time to give to me to learn that the world is NOT a scary place.  Someone who has another dog or dog savvy cat, that will play with me and teach me the ropes.  I do a lot of things on my own, so I don’t mind having a human whose home all the time or if they work, I do just fine. I don’t like when people move fast or raise their voice around me, I like nice and slow and quiet.  I am food motivated, so mom thinks my training should be pretty easy, however at times I will take it from you, but most of the time I wait for you to throw me a treat. I don’t mind car rides, but mom always has me in a kennel, as I can be pretty sneaky.


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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 Atom

Good with Dogs, Good with Cats, Is Not Good with Kids, Good with Adults, Cratetrained, Timid, Needs a companion animal

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