My name is Ruger!

Chihuahua Mix Dog for adoption in Old Fort, North Carolina - Ruger
Photo 1 - Chihuahua Mix Dog for adoption in Old Fort, North Carolina - Ruger
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Ruger's Info...

I am already neutered, up to date with shots, not good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.

Ruger's Story...

Date Posted: February 6, 2010

Date Adopted:February 17, 2010

Adoption Donation:$150.00

All About Me: I am a 2 year old male chihuahua. I only weigh 5 pounds so I am a very small boy. I was rescued from the Catawba County Animal Shelter. My owner took three of us (two boys and one girl) to the shelter in a ferret cage. Another person saw us in the cage so she took us home with her before our owner went into the shelter. We were so scared in that cage that she returned us the next day to the shelter in the same ferret cage we had arrived in the previous day.

Right now I am very scared and I will need a very patient family that can work with me and show me how to build up my confidence with love. My foster mom is very afraid that I have spent most of my life in that ferret cage. When my foster mom holds me I curl up in a little ball and hide my head under her arm. I like to be petted and enjoy sitting with my foster mom.

General Information:

Weight: 5.3 lbs


Special Needs: None

Vaccinations, Medical Tests and Surgery

Dhlpp#1 2/6/10

Fecal: 2/11/10 Negative

Wormed 1st Date:

Rabies Date: 2/6/10

Heartworm Test Date: 2/11/10 Negative

Spayed/Neutered Date: 2/11/10

Other: Bordetella 2/2/10

All known information about our dogs is listed under notes. We do not know how big a puppy will grow to be in adulthood. Please research the particular breed to see if this pet may be a good choice as a new member of your family.

Your first step in adopting a new family member is to fill out the free online adoption application. The adoption form must be filled out completely with phone numbers and a vet reference before it will be processed. Your application will not be processed without this information.

We sometimes receive many applications on one dog. Our goal is to place the dog in the best home possible based on his/her needs, personality and past history. Please note that adoptions are NOT done on a first come, first serve basis, and filling out an application does not guarantee the adoption of any dog. We reserve the right to refuse any applicant for inaccurate or false information. We are looking for the best possible home for this animal. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

Facts about Ruger

  • Breed: Chihuahua Mix
  • Color: Tricolor (Tan/Brown & Black & White)
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 3814268-20-10

Other Pets at Healing Hearts Small Animal Rescue Inc.

Why Adoption is a Great Option

Ruger, a Old Fort Chihuahua dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Chihuahua for sale in Old Fort, or seeking a Chihuahua dog from a breeder in Old Fort.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Old Fort already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Old Fort breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Chihuahua breeders who help with Chihuahua rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Old Fort paves the way for another one to be saved.