Name: Ratatouille (Oscar)
DOB: 01/27/16 estimated
Weight: 8 lbs
Adoption Fee: $350
Hello, my name is Ratatouille, but everyone calls me Oscar. I joined Ruff Start Rescue from a shelter in Louisiana.
I am playful, energetic and funny. I love to go on walks and I very much enjoy playtime - sprints around the yard or a toss of my toys. I also love my people - I love cuddling and kisses.
I am eager to please and love to train. I get lots of treats with training, so I am more than willing to learn with you.
I didn't have a family for a long time, so because of that I lack training and basic socialization skills. I am very fearful of new situations and new people.
If I see a person or animal that I do not know, I will bark. When a stranger enters my home, I will bark and growl. If I approached too soon, my response is to lunge and nip. Because of this, I will need a quiet home with no children, as they may not understand my needs and would not be comfortable with them.
My foster mom is working very hard to help me socialize and respond better. We are also working with a behaviorist who specializes with shy/fearful dogs.
Because of this, I will need a family committed to continued training. I will need a family who is slow and patient as I adjust.
I can do ok with other dogs, but this will require a watchful eye from my people. I should also have a fenced yard to minimize my interactions with strangers and others' pets that are not familiar to me.
I can do ok in my crate while my people are gone, but I am higher energy and will require some play/exercise time when you get home for sure. The less my people are gone, the happier I will be!
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.
Please check out our website, www.ruffstartrescue.org for more details and additional pictures on any of our animals!
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.
Ruff Start Rescue Adoption Policies: http://www.ruffstartrescue.org/info/display?PageID=11744
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