Special Dog Seeks Special Home: Sweet Minnetonka – Adopted!

This series is dedicated to local pups having a harder time finding their forever homes, whether it be due to age, physical impairments, or just needing a little extra attention. We could all use a friend rn, so we’re spreadin’ the woof about this special somepawdy.

Thanks for spreading the woof. Minnetonka found her furever home.

Adopt Minnetonka from Ruff Start Rescue

Name: Minnetonka

Stats: 2-year-old, 40 lb Catahoula Leopard Dog

Location: Princeton

Rescue: Ruff Start Rescue 

Sidewalk Dog: My stars…who is SHE?

Ruff Start Rescue: Minnetonka is so sweet and follows her foster mom around the house like a shadow. She’s just as happy playing with her humans and cuddling on the couch as she is playing by herself or chewing on bones. She’s so excited every time she comes inside from going potty that she wags her whole body, not just her tail! And she RUVS walkies.

SWD: What a perfect angel. What are her special needs?

RSR: Minnetonka came into Ruff Start Rescue on one of our Texas transports in June. She was found as a stray in Laredo, TX, and was never claimed. She was adopted to a family in Minnesota a couple weeks after she arrived, but was then returned after a week as living with younger kids was not a match.

It’s clear that someone hurt her badly in her past, and she has a lot of walls up around her. Her current foster has worked with her a ton and is seeing these walls start to come down, but her adoptive family will need to take things very slowly with her before she gains 100% trust again.

SWD: Aww, poor bb girl. What else is she into? 

RSR: Did we mention she loves walks? Cause she loves walks! And also chewing on bones. Her favorite new thing is her foster mom’s best friend’s 2-month-old Lab puppy. Her other favorite thing (girl has a lot of passions, OK?) is BIG bones from the butcher! Lookin’ for someone to keep you warm this Minnesota winter? Minnetonka loves to stretch out in bed so she can snuggle right up against you.

SWD: Sounds like some good snuggles. What kind of home is she looking for?

RST: She is good with dogs her same size or bigger, but is selective with small dogs and shouldn’t be around cats or other small critters. She’s OK with older, respectful kiddos. And of course, her adopters should be willing to be patient with her as she comes out of her shell.

Interested in giving Minnetonka her forever home? Head over to her adoption page

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