RUBY is a young lady that has a lot of enthusiasm for life. You see, RUBY spent her first year of life in a small outdoor pen. She certainly didn’t get the proper socialization that any dog needs and deserves. Despite her tough past, life is looking much better for Miss RUBY now! RUBY is approximately fifteen months old and weighs about 45 pounds. A home where she can enjoy a lot of exercise and interaction with people and dogs would be ideal. She also needs her down (crate) time so more quiet and calm surroundings would benefit Ruby greatly. Experience with doggie confidence building will be a plus.
RUBY LOVES all humans! If RUBY could crawl up into your lap for a good snuggle and tummy scratch, that would be her idea of heaven. She will approach any friendly human when she’s out on walks, sneak up as close as she can and ask for pets. Not many people can resist her adorable request for attention.
DOG (and cat) SOCIAL SKILLS
RUBY also likes her doggy friends. She is a very physical and forward player so choosing appropriate playmates for Miss RUBY will set her up for success. If RUBY decides she wants a toy/chew that another dog has she can be persistent to get that toy. She will respond to very clear communication from another dog but if RUBY detects the slightest opportunity to get what she wants she will persist. She has a lot to talk about during a good play session. What young lady doesn’t have a lot to talk about? 🙂 RUBY likes kitties a little too much so she would be best in a cat-free environment.
When RUBY first arrived at her foster home she would get very excited and bark at other dogs while out on a walk. She is doing much better now and able to pass by other dogs across the street. She may pull on the leash but with continued positive feedback, she will get the hang of what the leash means.
TOYS AND PLAY
RUBY loves toys. She especially loves stuffed toys to toss in the air and play catch with herself. She will chase a ball but won’t bring it back for repeated “fetch” play. RUBY loves a good bone to chew. She will settle down and chew a Benebone (or other appropriate chew toy). If her family offers chew toys she does not chew inappropriately inside the home.
RUBY is a high-energy girl that will need to get her needs met through continued positive social experiences, training, plenty of room to run, and possibly some scent work (or other fun activity). She has a difficult time settling down to rest in the house, especially when other dog friends are nearby. She can rest comfortably and quietly in her crate though. Ruby is not only crate trained but also house trained.
RUBY is feeling better about riding in the car but her next family should crate or harness her in the car to ensure that she is safe and doesn’t bounce around.
Now that RUBY has started to explore the world, she is very eager to see more of the world. A secure, fenced yard will be necessary to keep RUBY safe. When left alone in the yard, RUBY may bark at other dog or vehicle sounds but she does not dig inappropriately.
RUBY is a very special young lady that will make someone very happy if they put in the time to show her the world is a safe and fun place. She is fun to take to patio restaurants, hiking at the lake, and on other doggy adventures.
RUBY is micro-
RUBY is fostering in Orangevale in Sacramento County, CA.
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