Meet Ruby, just a small-town girl livin’ in a lonely world.
Ruby is an English Coonhound (AKA a Red Tick Coonhound). She was originally purchased from a breeder for the purpose of hunting, but her family did not have the time to train her, and they kept her penned up for almost a year. Fortunately, we were allowed to bring her into the PAWS family and get her started on the road to a much less lonely life.
Ruby is out of the manic puppy stage, but she is still a young girl working on her basic dog skills. Her wonderful foster tells us she is going to turn out to be an amazing companion to someone who has the time and patience to teach her all the things her first family should have.
Because Ruby lived in a pen, she’s still new to the concept of housebreaking. She does tend to go to the bathroom in one area of her kennel, so she understands the concept of “going” away from where she lives. We think as soon as she knows where she is supposed to relieve herself in the yard or on a leash, she will prefer going there to going anywhere near where she eats, sleeps, and plays. If she starts to walk away from you in the house, that’s probably her signal.
The gorgeous girl has been around other dogs and shown no aggression. Mostly just ignores them. Because of this, we think she could be an only dog or a decent companion to a happy, confident canine sibling. She has also been around very young children and seems to enjoy them a lot. She isn’t a jumper or mouthy at all.
Ruby has been around farm animals (chickens, goats, cows) while leashed and didn’t show a prey drive. We do think she might need some time to acclimate to new animals. Ruby loves attention and affection and appears to be a smart dog that just hasn’t had anyone work with her. We think she would do better in a rural or suburban setting instead of in the middle of a city. A slower pace with fewer new situations will help her catch up on the learning she missed as a puppy.
She is very happy to be around people she knows. Ruby does seem to be timid in new situations. She has had very limited interactions and exposures so far in her life and needs a family that is understanding.
Ruby should be considered a flight risk when she is first in her home. She has had limited car travel and has had car sickness and panting (this is a stress reaction and may subside over time with patience and familiarity).
We think a slower paced household (at least at first) willing to give her time to adjust to her new surroundings would be best for her.
She’s a happy girl who will thrive in almost any type of family.
Name: Ruby Hound
Breed: English Coonhound
Age: 1 year 10 months (estimated)
Weight: 52 pounds
Vaccinations: Up to date
BASED ON OUR OBSERVATIONS:
Good with Children: Yes, over 5
Good with Dogs: Yes
Good with Cats: Unknown
Adoption Fee: $500
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.