Rudy is a Chi or Chi mix, estimated to be between 1-3 years old. He was a stray caught after at least one month of ... running on his own between mid November and mid December. HUGE Thanks to ALL the ladies who worked tirelessly to trap him, networked to find owner and foster him. They could not believe how he survived the weather, hawks, coyotes, and car and school bus traffic in Westmoreland County PA, but he did. His rescuers all agreed he looked like a tiny fawn, and being a Christmas miracle, they named him Rudy (for Rudolph).
When caught, Rudy was skin and bones with every kind of parasite both internal and external. He could barely stand and the vet thought he could not have survived out there more than another day. He was barely 6 pounds. After 2 weeks of TLC, Rudy weighed in at 9 pounds with all ticks, fleas, and worms gone!
Rudy's personality has blossomed. He needs only about 10-15 minutes to warm up to new people. He likes both men and women. He is doing very well with his foster's dog and cat. He likes to chase the cat but in a playful, not mean, way. He has not been adequately kid-tested but does not like to be startled or poked so a home without small children would be best. While he can be playful and even dance for you, he is most content to snuggle up on a lap or next to you on the couch. He loves to be held. He is sweet, funny and very loveable!
While he can have a bit of the Chi attitude, he is not yappy and only barks when someone comes to the door or he hears noises outside. Rudy is crate trained, pee pad trained, but still likes to go outside (when recent weather permits) for potty breaks. He walks very well on a leash. Rudy is a wonderful boy who has been through a lot a deserves a wonderful home of his own!
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