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Name: Corky
DOB: 5/29/2007
Weight: 8 lbs
Adoption Fee: $125

This animal is part of our "Seniors for Seniors" program where we offer senior animals adopters an opportunity to adopt a pet at a discounted fee. 

Hey everyone! My name is Corky. I found myself at a scary shelter as a senior dog, and it was pretty scary. My family no longer could take care for me, so they brought me there. Thankfully the shelter saw that I had lots of life left in me, so they asked for some help.. and Ruff Start stepped in! I'm living in a foster home in Texas until I can come up to MN to spend my golden years. Right now I live with kids (10+), adults, cats, and dogs of all shapes and sizes. My foster mom says I'm good with all dogs, but I prefer smaller dogs like myself. I don't mind the big dogs.. but sometimes when they run up on me I get scared. I like the older kids in the house since they are gentle and go slow with me. I wouldn't like a home with younger kids though.. I like them older and respectful ;). Cats are also A-OK with me too! I'm mostly potty trained, but do have the occasionally accident. I'm a pretty vocal little guy, so I think apartment life is just not for me.  I'm a little cautious when first meeting strangers, but I warm up quickly! My foster mom says I'm a great boy once I'm given time to decompress and settle in to a new home. I'm a little spicy in new situations, but after a few days I know that you're my friend and all I want to do is cuddle and be carried around. 

In the meantime if you have questions or are interested in me, please fill out an adoption application at

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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.

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