You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.
Adoption Fee: $400
Looking for an adorable little fluffy with a compelling story and a boatload of neuroses? Look no further! First, the obvious: Duckie is adorable. She's really freaking cute with the prettiest eyes and softest fur this side of the Mississippi. And her story! Seriously. A dog that was picked from a South Korean meat market and flown to a different hemisphere? It's a very cool story. Now let's get serious. If those are the reasons you want to adopt Duckie, step away from the keyboard. This girl’s got issues.
Barking at the slightest sound, startling and hiding under furniture, running away from humans, and being incontinent are Duckie's favorite pastimes. The running part can be a real drag, too. She ran off from one of her previous homes (she's so little, the slightest crack in a door is an open invite for her to hit the road). It took two weeks, a live trap, and a small army of humans to get her back. Her current fashion items include a six-foot leash that is attached to her at all times (and we mean ALL times) and a diaper. She looks especially adorable in her pink cloth diaper.
Have you made it this far in Duckie's bio, and you're still interested? Great! Are you thinking that you could be the hero who rehabilitates Duckie? Again, step away from the keyboard. Duckie's foster parents are going to be very picky about who she lives with next. Very picky. This girl does not deserve to be returned because her new family was unprepared to work with a dog like Duckie. There are some requirements where there is no negotiation: There MUST be other dogs in your home, the more the merrier. You MUST have experience with puppy mill or hoarder dogs so that you understand some of her behaviors. You MUST have unending patience.
If you are able to deal with a very hands-on dog, the rewards Duckie can provide are enormous. Duckie is, hands down, one of the best snugglers we've ever had in our home. Once she's used to you, she'll contentedly curl up on you for hours. Duckie does beautifully in a crate. You may be tempted to let the little cuddle bug sleep with you, but we have found that the world is a little too big and scary for Duckie, even with her trusty pack nearby. The poor kiddo will bark most of the night if not secure in her den -- and her adorable, high pitched bark can get to near eardrum-bleeding levels, if she's sleeping next to your head. Duckie brings out the best in the other dogs in your home. For real. One of our rat terriers has never really played with another dog in the four years she's lived with us, yet after a few days of arriving, the two of them wrestle and play like they've been together since they were pups. It's heart warming to see. Duckie has also learned to overcome her fears and will play with trusted humans. She still startles easily, but when things are calm, she'll pounce on your hand or foot just like a puppy.
So the long and the short of it is that Duckie is a terrific diamond in the rough, and can probably get the swing of house training and would likely calm down in a very quiet house (no young children, please!). Duckie is fine with cats -- to her, they're just weird looking dogs. If you'd like to get to meet Duckie in person, and you're a qualified candidate, we'd love to meet you and find out if you're a love connection.
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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