Ruby was originally rehomed from us as a puppy and was returned as a young adult dog due to a change in the owner's circumstances.
Ruby is a sweet girl who we can only describe as full of character! We believe from Ruby's behaviour that she may have some form of mild brain damage. This is speculation due to her behaviour. She is a healthy girl physically, however, when she is uncomfortable with a situation she will try and bite. We feel Ruby does not process things the way other dogs do and when she doesn't understand something she lets you know! This seems to come from nowhere some of the time and we believe it could be due to possible brain damage. Saying all that, she is a cracking little girl and provides us with barrels of laughter with her funny, quirky ways. In recent months we all feel Ruby has mellowed a little and is enjoying strokes and affection more than she used to.
Staff and dog walkers here genuinely adore Ruby, she is very sweet natured and cute, she makes your heart melt. We know when to read her signs that she isn't comfortable with a situation and will leave her alone, so as not to cause her any stress. She is a lazy girl (she definitely doesn't like early starts!), so we leave her to wake up and tell us when she is ready for her first walk. We always listen to and read Ruby's signs which means we have a good relationship with her, we never push her to do anything she doesn't want to do, we just adapt around her and take things at Ruby's pace throughout the day. Ruby needs a very special home, she needs someone with experience of this kind of dog. She needs an adult only home with no other pets. Ruby needs someone like us that will respect that she doesn't process things or see the world in the same way as another dog does and adapt themselves to understanding her and not pushing her.
She is a wonderful girl and the right home will have a wonderful, entertaining, sweet dog if she is given the chance.
A note from Ruby's dog walker - Vikki
I have been one of Ruby’s walkers since she arrived at Freshfields.
After a relatively short time she relaxed with me on our walks, and now she gets so excited when she sees me, more so than any dog I’ve ever known! She is the same with her other favourite dog walkers and it makes you look forward to seeing her. She is easy to walk – interested in everything around her, and doesn’t pull too much. She can be scared of new things but she isn’t difficult to manage. She is good in the car. She will let you know when she wants some attention, and it is on her terms – she’ll let you know when she’s had enough. She isn’t great with other dogs, but again it is easily manageable when out on walks. She would definitely benefit from a calm environment and it would be wonderful to see her settled in her own home. I have made this little video of Ruby, please watch it and see how sweet she is! https://youtu.be/yPkF_xliOTo
- Admitted - 01/22/2012
- Breed / Type - Jack Russell Terrier Cross
- Sex - Female
- Age - 7 Years
- Colour - Tan and White
- Vaccinated - Yes
- Neutered - Yes
- Used to Kids - No
- Used to Cats - No
- Used to Dogs - No
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