Ruby - 20032504

Location: Syracuse, Indiana
Spayed Female
Color: Orange and White
Birthdate: August 20, 2019 - Actual
Age: 4 Year, 3 Month

  • House Broken
  • Crate Trained
  • OK with Dogs
  • Needs Fenced in Yard


Ruby is a sweet, little gal. She loves to run, chase and wrestle with her foster brother but has no problem settling down when we come inside. She gets a 4-mile walk in the morning and a couple twenty-minute play sessions in a fenced area. She is confident around dogs (she’s the alpha to my dog), but she is nervous and skittish around people. She startles easily and her first reaction is to run. Despite this, she really craves human attention. Over the past few weeks, she is gaining trust but is still a bit jumpy. Introductions with newcomers need to be made slowly giving Ruby time to adjust. She kind of knows ‘sit’, though she will lie down as often as she sits. She will go into the dog crate voluntarily to sleep, but if I approach the door, she scrambles to get out of it so as not to get trapped in there. She walks fairly well but with some pulling. She is house trained and uses a dog door to access an enclosed kennel. For a 1-year-old she is fairly well behaved in the house. Every now and then she will start to chew something she shouldn’t but if asked to ‘drop it’ or given something else to chew, she will stop.This girl will do best in a home with a calm, steady atmosphere. She displays good behavior with a stable routine. Her forever family needs to be patient adults. She would benefit from a family that has experience with fear aggression or one who is willing to work with a certified behaviorist.She has obviously had a rough start in life but this adorable and playful girl has a lot of love to give. With time and correct handling, she can overcome her fear of people and be a happy, healthy dog.No sight unseen or long distance adoptions for this sweetie. We feel it is important that all family members (human and canine) meet to assure that we have a good fit. If Ms. Ruby sounds like the gal for you please complete the adoption applicationRuby was one of several Britts confiscated by the local shelter. She was adopted from the shelter to a family with younger kids and returned after they realized this was not a good match. ABR was contacted and we took her into our foster care. Ruby is spayed and micro chipped. She is current on all vaccinations, is Heart Worm negative and is on Heart Worm Preventative.