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Oriole

Name: Oriole

DOB: 4/10/15

Weight: 17lbs

Adoption Fee: 400.00

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

A little bit about me...I am heartworm positive, but don’t let that deter you! I will be completely healthy again very soon. I was a frequent flyer at the shelter in Texas and stayed there several times, each time my family would come pick me up after my stray hold was up and then I would return. The last time I came my family didnt come back to pick me up, I was so sad and lonely until a very nice person scooped me up. I am an older gentleman but very sweet. At the shelter I was good with both people and other dogs. At first i'm a little scared (who wouldnt be) but I warmed up quick with a little love. I would love to find my new family, one that will take care of me forever, are you it?

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

Since Oriole is heartworm positive.  He 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


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