My name is Nugget!

Chihuahua/Dachshund Mix Dog for adoption in Greenwood, Louisiana - Nugget
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Rockers Rescue

Facts about Nugget

  • Breed: Chihuahua/Dachshund Mix
  • Color: Brown/Chocolate
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 10281630

Nugget: (Can be scared at times due to emotional past, explanation in bio) 

  • Male 
  • Longhaired chihuahua dachshund mix is our best guess.
  • Little over 10lbs now. Were trying to cut back the biscuits because he has a waddle haha. 
  • Around 4 years old. 
  • potty trained -though every animal has to learn the new homes schedule.
  • loves to sleep in bed
  • not kenneled when people not home as he is trusted having roam of home. 
  • Small dog friendly, is a more dominant male. 
  • Cats - will chase. watch out for the nugget! haha
  • Spunky and outgoing yet so sweet when he comes to cuddle or get attention.
  • Requires a home with older/respectable children if any. 
  • Requires fenced yard. 

Intake Date : May 17th, 2016. From Caddo Parish Animal Services. 

Vetting: Vet exam. Had neutered. Microchipped under rescue (info below). Up to date on shots. Dewormed and treated for tapeworm. Treated for kennel cough. Heartworm tested and was positive(with no symptoms, please read on down below for information on this) we do slow treatment so he has completed his one month of meds and now just needs to continue regular heartworm prevention like every other dog. Currently on proheart for heartworm prevention (shot that lasts 6 months) and Bravecto for flea/tick prevention (lasts 3 months). 

 History: We were at our local open intake shelter looking for a dog to save. We saw this little boy cuddled up by another dog on a bed. They told me he was heartworm positive and his euthanasia time was coming up before much longer. ( This means he was going to euthanized all because he had heartworms. Heartworms are preventable and treatable. Sadly there are so many in our area that many have to be euthanized for space. ) Nugget was caught in a trap somewhere before being brought in to animal control. Whatever happened to him in his past has left him scared at times. He is getting better but he does have this emotional scarring. Will try to explain more about it on down his bio.

Name: We named him Nugget because the day that we saved him from the shelter and went to drive to the vet he got in the floor of my truck. He was too scared to get back up on the seat so I lured him up with.... you guessed it....a chicken nugget! I said that can be your name....little Nugget! 

Personality: Spunky is my best description for Nugget. He loves playing with toys and other small dogs. He acts like a kid! Enjoys running outside and when he's ready he will be at your feet for love and attention. Likes to lounge on the couch and toss toys around. Enjoys cuddling in a lap. Sleeps in the bed at night. Is not kenneled when left home because he does good out. He is a more dominant male. Prefers his lady friends, haha! Overall... just a spunky boy! 

Emotional Past: It is very hard to put a dogs emotional state into words, especially when they can be so sweet and the episodes come and go. I would almost say he has certain "anxiety triggers." Nugget was caught in a trap on the streets he will have situations that scare him. He was obviously abused. We think he was hit at or kicked at. We also aren't sure how fond he is of men. Sometimes when he is scared he will nip out in protection. If you reach around his neck just right for his collar he can become scared. I think its a certain motion of reaching for him that throws him back to his past. He will allow petting and such though! Its very hard to explain. It is just certain situations and he has been getting better with time. Sometimes at night he'd be under the covers and if his foster moves it would startle him and he would nip out. He doesn't mean to do it he is just scared and thrown back to his past. He is still a very loving little boy and enjoys cuddles. He use to have nightmares and wake up nipping. He has gotten a lot better though. It is just taking time for him to heal. He use to nip at my feet when I walked (in my boots) but he hasn't the past few times I have went to visit. I'm really proud of him. This boy has been through so much in life. He deserves a family to show him love. 

.Requirements: Only older, respectible children if any. Fenced yard. We are not sure his fondness of men. Would have to test that. Must be kept on monthly heartworm prevention like every other dog. Home that understands his emotional scars. 

About Microchip: Our animals are microchipped under the rescue. By having the animals microchipped under us it provides us with a definite option of the animal being safe if found. If the pet ever goes missing you can let us know as well so we may help find them. If we ever are called on the animal being found we will try our best for 2 weeks to get in contact with the owners (as you should also be trying to get in contact with us) and if the owner is not found after 2 weeks the animal is legally ours again via our contract. This is a GREAT safety precaution for loving families. It means you will have an awesome caring team devoted to reuniting you with your baby. We ourselves have found microchipped dogs that have been rehomed and ended up in shelters on a euthanasia list. We take this very seriously as we never want that to happen to any of our animals. We also require first option of taking an animal back if the home does not work out. You can consider us a forever family for the pets adopted from us.

Adoption: Adoption fee $100.Feel free to ask us any questions especially on sweet Nugget. He has been waiting a long time for a family. 

Go to to apply for adoption. We ask that you first email us at to let us know to expect your application. Sometimes they do not send through. Try to include as much about yourself as possible. For more images go to the following link:

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ***** If a dog has heartworms do not let it deter you from adoption. We place our heartworm positive dogs on a month of doxycycline twice a day and heartworm prevention. The doxy kills any baby heartworms and weakens the adults until they die of age. This is gentler on the pet than full blown treatment and is best for our animals going through foster care. The pet just needs to stay on regular prevention afterward. You may speak with your personal vet about the full on treatment if that is preferred and a possibility for the pet. Send any questions on the matter! Nugget already finished his month of doxy and now just needs to stay on regular prevention to complete the slow kill method. Nugget has no outward signs of his heartworms. He is youthful and full of energy just like other dogs! 

About Rockers Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

Rockers Rescue is a smaller organization. We were founded and became a 501c3 non profit in December of 2015. We are currently foster only with plans to have our own building set up down the road. Being foster only means we cannot help a dog in need without a home to temporarily watch the dog until it is adopted.
We fall in love with dogs that are in need. Dirty, scared. malnourished, mange, heartworms, embedded collars, elderly, etc. When we pull a dog under our rescue .... they are treated as if they are our own personal dogs. We get them fixed, microchipped, and up to date. We nurture them back to health and we get attached to them. We see lots of them evolve from scared and discarded little dogs to beautiful amazing ones. From a high kill shelter with no hope... to a lovely AMAZING pet.

Looking back at them from when we first got them..... and seeing them is worth every second. We want our adopters to have that same bond with them. We want them to know this isn't just a dog... its an amazing pet with a story. One that has been discarded but wants love. They DESERVE love.

Donate to Our Rescue Group...

Paypal: Vet: Benton Animal Hospital at (318) 965-2371 and tell them it is for Rockers Rescue. Mail: Rockers Rescue at P.O. Box 242, Greenwood La 71033. -"Donate Now" button at the top of our Facebook page: Rockers Rescue- Northwest La.

Come Meet Our Pets...

We are a foster only rescue so we do not have a location for potential adopters to visit. We are newer and working on set adoption days around Shreveport, Louisiana. You may email us at to see if we have current adoption days or check our facebook page Rockers Rescue- Northwest La.

If we do not have a current adoption event we require people to first fill out our adoption application before we will schedule a meet. We are foster only so this saves us time having the potantial adopter pre-approved.

Our Adoption Process...

We require people interested in our dogs to fill out an adoption application through email. We will call to do vet/ landlord checks. It is important that our adopters have their own vet and are fully prepared mentally and financially for another pet. All of our animals are to remain on heartworm prevention. We prefer fenced back yards but dependent on the dog they may be able to handle a different lifestyle. It just depends.
If approved we will plan a meet to see how the dog does in your home environment and with your pets and family. If you are not local we will request pictures of where the pet would be staying. If you are not local it helps for us to know all about your animals and their temperaments etc.

The adoption fees may vary but they are around $100 with the animal being spayed or neutered, up to date on shots, on heartworm prevention, and microchipped.

With any of our dogs that have heartworms we do slow treatment. This is less harsh on the dog than full blown treatment. The dogs are able to maintain their normal lifestyle. With full blown treatment it is dangerous if they do not remain calm. They get 2 doxycycline pills twice a day for a month. Along with taking preventative. This kills the baby heartworms and prevents more from being born while weakening the adults until they die off. Our dogs going through slow treatment are very much adoptable but if they are still taking their month of pills they require a responsible owner to be sure they take them.

Some of our dogs may be getting shots weekly for non-contagious mange etc. If you are local to us you could bring the dog to our vet to continue their shots. If you aren't local we would have to work it out so that the dog could go to your vet to finish their treatment. We want the best for our dogs. If you are interested in adopting one that currently has more special care we can see what can be worked out. So long as our babies are safe, loved, and taken care of!