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Rat Terrier / Dachshund / Mixed (short coat)  : :  Female (spayed)  : :  Adult  : :  Small

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About Wendy

  • Status: Available for Adoption (adoption info)
  • Adoption Fee: 400
  • Species: Dog
  • Rescue ID: D210509
  • General Color: Red
  • Current Size: 12 Pounds
  • Current Age: 3 Years (best estimate)
  • Housetrained: No
  • Obedience Training Needed: Needs Training
  • Exercise Needs: Moderate
  • Owner Experience Needed: None
  • Reaction to New People: Cautious

Name: Wendy

DOB: 3/30/18

Weight: 12lbs

Adoption Fee: 400.00

Hey everyone! My name is Wendy. I am heartworm positive, but don’t let that deter you! I will be completely healthy again very soon. Since I have heartworm right now, I’m available through the foster to adopt program. My foster home has older children, other small dogs, and adults and I do great with them all! I also live with big dogs and cats, but I haven't met them yet, so I'm not sure how I'd do with them. I'm sure I'll meet them before I come, but I haven't since I'm still settling in. I haven't met any young children, but I'm thinking I'd probably do best in a home without them, since they can be fast moving and loud, and I'm pretty shy. I'm mostly potty trained, and with a little more practice I should get it down really soon. I'm a pretty quiet gal, so I don't think I'd have a problem living in an apartment or other place with shared walls. My foster mom says I'm a very sweet girl, and in a calm environment, I'll flourish! I just need a little time to come out of my shell a big. Once I do, I'm a sweetheart who loves a good belly rub. Although I don't think it's 100% necessary, I think I would really prefer to go to a home with another small dog.. the more confident the better! I really think it would help me settle in faster and help me be more outgoing.

Find out more about the foster to adopt program here: https://blog.ruffstartrescue.org/fta/  

Since Wendy is heartworm positive she will need to be treated in at our clinic in St Cloud.

Heartworm treatment consists of 3 injections. The first injection will be in roughly 30 days after coming into rescue. The the 2nd and 3rd injections happen 30 days after that. When a dog is going through heartworm treatment, they should be on "restrictions", meaning a lot of lap time, crate time and always on a leash. Heartworm disease is NOT contagious, it is transported via mosquitos.  

Here is a great article explaining what heartworm is and how it's treated: https://www.heartwormsociety.org/pet-owner-resources/heartworm-basics

An adoption application is the first step in the foster to adopt program. 

Ruff Start Rescue Criteria for Adoption: http://www.ruffstartrescue.org/info/display?PageID=11744

More about Wendy

Good with Dogs, Good with Older/Considerate Kids Only, Good with Adults, Quiet, Does Good in the Car, Timid, Skittish, Affectionate, Even-tempered, Gentle

Special Needs: Activity restrictions needed during treatment

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