Have you been missing an awesome little shadow? We may have found it!
Ruby is a 3-4-year-old Pittie Mix currently fostering in New England. Ruby is an active girl looking for a family who will spend a lot of time playing with her and introducing her to new fun things to do! She loves to be with her humans, but she can be left alone with dog friends as well. She’s not a big fan of being completely alone, but her foster family reports that she’s worked really hard and now doesn’t mind hanging out with her fellow pack members when the humans can’t be right there.
Ruby is housetrained in her foster home. She’s learned some basic commands like sit and stay, and she learned them easily so training her with additional commands shouldn’t be that much of a challenge. Ruby is eager to please her people. Ruby is very food motivated, which can be handy in training.
She knows to sit and wait for feeding time with the other dogs; they all line up and she waits her turn politely! I put the food down and stand and say ok. She comes when called otherwise, most of the time. She takes treats very gently.
She is a medium dog at 53 lbs & 20” high. She does well with the 5 & 8 year olds in her extended family, although they don’t live in the foster home full time. She likes to play with them. She has been trained not to jump when her people walk in the door. She’s excited, but she waits for her people to reach down to her, most of the time. In a singular walk, Ruby is excellent on the leash. She does get excited to see other dogs and still pulls toward them to play, so her family should be aware and work on her with that.
Ruby is a very good girl, so we think that a home with children over 12 or homes with children familiar with and experienced in handling large, bouncy pups would be best. She shows no aggression, but she’s a big powerful girl with a LOT of excitement in her. She’s also not a cat “person,” so a home without cats is necessary.
Ruby IS a toy destroyer, so her play should be supervised at least at first so she learns that she can’t move on from her toys to your pillows and socks! She’s young. We have confidence that with consistency in training and your love and patience, she will grow out of this stage and become a very well-mannered lady. Once she knows your routine and the rules of your house, she will be a perfect companion.
Ruby’s favorite things include playing with her friends (dog and human) and then curling up with her Pack to watch movies and chill. She’s happy to run and to snuggle. This makes her an all-around great girl. She is spayed and up to date on all her vaccines. She’s in New England, so she is available for a meet and greet with your family and your Pack. We think when you meet her, she will steal your heart and you won’t be able to imagine life without her!
Interested in applying for this dog? Here is our application:
Check out this sweet girl with her canine foster siblings:
Name: Ruby Inez
Breed: Pit Bull Terrier/Lab Mix
Age: 3-4 years
Weight: 45 lbs
Vaccinations: Up to date
Heartworm:: Successfully completed
BASED ON OUR OBSERVATIONS:
Good with Children: She’s super friendly so knocking a little one over could be a daily occurrence.
Good with Dogs: Yes - must have at least one confident, active dog
Good with Cats: No
Adoption Fee: $300.00
IMPORTANT INFORMATION -
Paws New England is a foster-based rescue - our dogs reside in various locations throughout the south and New England.
Adoption donations cover pre-adoption vet costs (including vaccinations, spay/neuter when age appropriate, and heartworm testing/treatment when necessary), a microchip, and transportation to New England if necessary.
Donations for our young, healthy puppies and dogs support their fellow canines of advanced age or suffering from injuries and abuse whose donations are reduced but whose veterinary costs are typically much higher. We appreciate your understanding that your newly adopted dog will help others in need.