My name is Ruth (#3114) and I am a bundle of energy. My favorite thing is being petted and I just can’t get enough. I love every person that I meet and I just melt in their arms. If you have two hands and can offer hours of rubbing and scratching, you’re my kind of people.
I do well with my foster’s cat and I fell in love with a seven-year old visitor. I also have a foster brother who I took some time to warm up to. It seems I have a very assertive play style that isn’t right for every dog. My foster family is cautious with toys and food because I had a hard time sharing at first.
I do great on walks and out in public, and I did great at the groomers. I even let them clean my ears and cut my nails. I struggled with the loud blowers and still get very scared of the vacuum and loud noises on the television at my foster home.
I am crated while my fosters are gone and do much better having another dog around to help with my anxiety. I bark and pant less if another dog is also crated versus my being crated alone.
I will need a home where someone is there more than they are not. I won’t do well if i need to be crated a full day. Also, I am very much a chewer, even when my foster family is home, so it’s recommended I be crated when my family is gone to help keep peace in the family.
I am a work in progress and am learning boundaries but am very responsive when told “no” or “leave it”. With some training and a knowledgeable dog owner, I should be on my best behavior in no time because I just want to please.
Ruth was adopted on December 15, 2018