I'm Ariel, a sweet 2 year old girl that was transported from a scary shelter many months ago with my cute litter of puppies. I ended up here in a Minnesota shelter where I watched my babies get adopted one by one, and I hoped so much that I would find a forever home too...but I guess no one wanted me.
While I sat waiting, I was treated for something called "heartworm" and although I wanted to play and run around, I had to stay very quiet so that the medicine could do its work. I feel wonderful now but it was hard not being able to play at all back then.
Right now, I'm living with a foster dad who is taking very good care of me, and I just love playing with my foster brother and a few other dogs I’ve met. There have been a few dogs in my life that I haven’t liked very much because they make me kind of nervous, but I’m learning that I don’t need to be afraid anymore because my people will keep me safe
I need a foster or foster-to-adopt home that maybe doesn't have other dogs or that would be willing to introduce me to a larger, calm resident dog very slowly. I also think it's exciting to chase cats so I should be in a home without one.
Since I have been with my foster family, I have learned to potty outside, I'm very quiet in my crate, I know sit, and am a good girl on walks but get distracted by squirrels and rabbits sometimes. I love, love, love toys and like nothing better that to throw them around or just lay on my back with one and squiggle around on a soft floor. I also love big and small people so much (especially men!) and just want to be near them so I can feel safe and happy. I really, really, really like to chase bunnies so a fenced yard would be AWESOME for keeping me safe with my family.
Note: Before I joined Ruff Start Rescue, I was treated for heartworm. Because of this, I’m in RSR’s “Foster to Adopt” progam. This means that I can still join my forever family right away, then be “officially” adopted when my heartworm retest comes back negative in a few months. I look and feel perfectly normal! And don’t worry! Heartworm is not contagious! Ruff Start Rescue just wants to make sure I’m happy and healthy and will take care of costs associated with the retest so my forever family doesn’t have to worry about that. I will be retested in January and after that is when I should be able to be “officially” part of a family.
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