My name is Lightning!

Chihuahua/Rat Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Fargo, North Dakota - Lightning
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4 Luv of Dog Rescue

Facts about Lightning

  • Breed: Chihuahua/Rat Terrier Mix
  • Color: Black - With White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 10879726-3708

If you would like to provide this dog a loving home, please fill out a pre-adoption application. 

Have a question? Please read our Frequently Asked Questions and Adoption Processed Explained documentation.


Name: Lightning
Breed: Chihuahua - Rat Terrier Mix
Age:  7 Years 
Size: Small   15 lbs.   ~Small range: up to 25 lbs

Adoption Donation:  $180 (applicable sales tax included). Adoption fees may be paid with cash or check. 
Other:  Neutered Male, Vaccinations current, Microchip, Older considerate children (Over 12 yrs. old),   ** Also see info in Foster home Feedback



Lightning is in need of your TLC; Love him!


Foster Home Feedback

                      * Older considerate children (over 12)

** When Lightning came to Rescue he had extremely painful eyes and vision loss associated with untreated, uncontrolled Glaucoma. His vision loss is permanent, but thanks to a dedicated veterinary team (and his equally dedicated foster!) Lightning's glaucoma is under control.  He will need to have eye drops for the rest of his life.  Adopter(s) will be responsible to refill these medications once the supply 4 Luv of Dog furnishes runs out; the cost of these drops are around $50/month.  Without this medication, Lightning's eye pressures will increase and he will be in a lot of pain-- any adopter(s) for Lightning will need to be committed to his ongoing eye care.


5/22/17: Hi, I'm Lightning. I love head scratches & belly rubs; they make me smile. My favorite spot to snooze is under my blanket, on the couch or a bed. I'd do best with older children because if I'm startled, I get scared. I can't see very well, but my daily eye drops ** (See above) help my eyes feel better. It doesn't slow me down from playing with my "foster" siblings! I am house trained, I haven't met any cats yet, AND I know how to "sit" & "lay". My favorite toys are soft ones. While you are out, I can stay in the kennel or just hang out on the couch, under my blanket.

12/13/16: Lightning is a very sweet little man that LOVES to snuggle. He is housebroken and kennel trained. Due to his sight problems, he should go to a home that understands his needs and will go slow around him. He startles easily so a house with young children is not ideal. He is dog-friendly with both small and large dogs but should be around those who respect his space and his shy laid back manner. His favorite place to sleep and hang out is under a nice large plush blanket. 


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About 4 Luv of Dog Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

4 Luv of Dog Rescue is an independent dog rescue based in Fargo, ND, devoted to rescuing and rehoming dogs. This rescue does not believe in breed discrimination and welcomes all breeds.

Come Meet Our Pets...

We regularly have "Meet the Dogs!" events at the West Fargo PetSmart store. These events will give you the opportunity to meet some of the dogs we have available for adoption and to visit with our volunteers. See our website for schedule dates/times.

Our Adoption Process...

There is a pre-adoption application, reference check, and home visit required prior to adopting an animal. There is an adoption donation/fee applied to all dogs. This fee ranges from $100-150. These fees help cover the veterinary care we have provided for the animals while they wait for homes. The fee also helps pay for the food and other general care we provide for the dogs. You must be 21 yrs or older to adopt a dog and can not live in a an area where there are dog breed bans. We do adopt to homes outside on the area, but there are special requirements for out of state adopters.