Ruger, Dog, Rat Terrier (short coat)

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Species: 
Dog
Breed: 
Rat Terrier (short coat)
Primary Breed: 
Rat Terrier
Gender: 
Male
Home with dogs: 
Yes
House Trained: 
Yes
Age: 
Young
Special Needs: 
No
Spay/neutered: 
Yes
Size: 
Small
Vaccinations Up to Date: 
Yes
Coat Length: 
Short
Courtesy: 
No
Found: 
No
Location Zipcode: 
71923
Description: 
To One Dog, You May Just Be The World To apply to adopt this dog, please fill out our application! This dog's fosterhome is located in: ****Arkadelphia, Arkansas**** The locals call it the Grand Prairie of Arkansas, and that’s where Ruger is from. It’s the flat farmland before you get to the Mississippi River, and it flooded in December. Ruger was kept outdoors in the Carlisle shelter when it flooded and the nighttime temps were below freezing. Local vets jumped into action and got all the dogs safe and warm, and contacted us about Ruger. Ruger was terribly underweight, but otherwise healthy. He now weighs about 15 pounds. He is estimated to be 18 months old and is doing wonderfully with house training. He walks great on a leash, and loves to ride in the car. Ruger loves to run, just for the sheer joy of running. He likes to play with the young dogs in his foster home and do super-sonic rat runs in the backyard. This active boy really needs a fenced backyard to keep him safe. He is protective of his people, and is afraid of thunderstorms, but not overly so. He does bark when someone strange comes to the door, but after he meets them he seems to like everyone. Ruger is just grateful to be warm and have his tummy full! Do you need a “pistol” of a dog like Ruger in your life? Our adoption fee for adult dogs is $150. Puppies six months and under are $175. Do you have questions about adopting this dog? Are you interested in filling out an application for adoption? We always need foster homes and volunteers! If you're able to foster, apply here. If you're able to volunteer, apply here.