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Pasta - Chihuahua / Rat Terrier / Mixed Dog For Adoption
Rat-Cha Dog For Adoption in San Francisco, CA, USA

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Ad ID: ADN-40466
Times Ad Viewed: 2415 times
Date Listed: 10/22/2016
Date Expires: 13 days from now

verified Rescue Information

Organization Name: Northern California Family Dog Rescue
Location: San Francisco, CA
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Breed: Rat-Cha
Gender: Female Female
Nickname:

Pasta

Availability Date: 10/22/2016
Location: San Francisco, CA 94104
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Tags: Rat-Cha Dog For Adoption in San Francisco, CA, USA
Physical Attributes
Altered Yes
Behavioral Characteristics
OK with Kids Yes
OK with Dogs No
OK with Cats Yes
Other
  • Apartment Appropriate
  • Leash Trained
  • Crate Trained
  • Good in a Car
  • Likes to Play with Toys
Personality
Personality Characteristics
  • Playful
  • Affectionate
  • Eager to Please
  • Goofy
Additional Information
Was the Dog Found No
Other

Posted Breed: Chihuahua / Rat Terrier / Mixed. Please contact Family Dog Shelter for more information about this pet. Meet Pasta! This cute little girl was slated for euthanasia at a high kill shelter. Once we heard about how sweet and affectionate she was, we knew we had to step up and save her. Pasta has had a very rough start in life. She was found as a stray with severe dental issues and had to have intensive surgery to fix her teeth and an old hernia. She is all patched up and healthy now, and is ready to find a loving forever home. Pasta has one of the biggest small-dog personalities we have ever come across. She is very loyal and loving once she trusts you, and has a very spunky side that makes her very special. She is very lovable, and has become a favorite of many here in our shelter. Pasta hasn't figured out that dogs are her friends, and would do best as the only dog in the home. If you would like to meet Pasta please visit our main page and fill out an adoption application!

Overview: The Rat-Cha is a mix between the Chihuahua and the Rat Terrier. Both breeds are loyal companions who crave time with their master.
Breed Group: Unspecified
Weight (lbs): 2-8
Height (in): 7-14
Colors: any colors
Coat: The coat is short and smooth.
Character: The Rat-Cha is alert, loving and loyal.
Temperament: Rat-Chas aren't the best choice for younger children. They may or may not get along with other pets.
Care: The coat needs an occasional bath and brushing.
Training: Rat-Chas can be difficult to train. They need a consistent, patient approach.
Activity: This breed needs moderate exercise in a fenced yard.
Country of Origin: Afghanistan
Life Expectancy: 15-18

More About Rat-Cha Breed
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