DOB: 08/30/14 estimated
Weight: 18 lbs
Adoption Fee: $125
Hello, my name is Scruff (Markie). My foster mom changed my name because I would never come to it :)
I came from the streets of Houston where I was rescued and brought to the humane society. There were a lot of dogs there, so they reached out to other rescues for help.
I have been with my foster family for almost 7 months now. During this time I have been learning to trust people and my listening skills.
I am great with other playful dogs, I will chase kitties if they run but otherwise leave alone. I do well in a kennel for the day but I have been spoiled by getting to sleep on my foster parents bed. (Due to his fear, we have let him to get used to my husband).
I am really struggling with walking on a leash, I still try to wiggle out and escape. I would do better in a big fenced in yard where I can run.
I don't like loud voices or yelling, I will run away. I am very cautious of new people and ask that you let me take the time to get to know them on my own. I am very fearful of kids so I would prefer a family with older kids. I do like women and will always go to them, but I am still working on my fear of men.
Foster mom here: Scruff is a very good boy, it has taken us a long time to get him to where he is. He will come when called (after a bit), he will come to you to cuddle but only on his terms and we have yet to pick him up. He does not like loud voices at all and will cower and run, due to his past (though I don't know it) he is still afraid of men and kids. But if you have time and love he will be the perfect little imperfect dog.
If you are interested in me, please fill out an adoption application at www.ruffstartrescue.org. An adoption application is the best way to show your interest in an animal. Once we receive your application, a placement coordinator will be in contact with you as soon as possible.
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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).
Ruff Start Rescue is a foster based rescue. Animals are located in homes throughout Minnesota. We do not have a facility where animals are kept.
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