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Ruby Mastiff Mix Clear Lake, IA

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Large
  • Brindle


Friendly, Affectionate, Gentle, Smart, Protective, Curious, Loves kisses
Coat length
Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
Good in a home with
Prefers a home without
Adoption fee

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Meet Ruby

Rudy and Ruby are a bonded pair of 5 year old Mastiffs. They were originally adopted from us in 2020. At that time the husband and wife were not living in the same home and they lived with Dad. When circumstances changed and Mom and Dad were again living under the same roof, one or both of them, went after mom's cat and unfortunately killed it.
Let us give you a little background - they have been together since birth. Ruby is more outgoing - Rudy definitely follows Ruby's lead. He would not do well if separated from her. He is shy and let's her make all first contacts. With their history now with a cat - they should not be in a home with cats.
After the two of them were returned to Patriots we found out that Ruby has some damage to her knees and her right hip. The initial estimate from ISU for repair was in the $10,000 range. We are getting a second opinion from Dr. Holmes on Monday. Obviously the shelter can't afford $10,000 for surgery on her. We will be talking to Dr. Holmes about any alternatives so this girl is not in pain. Rudy's knees and hips appear to be fine.
They are housebroken and good with older kids (we do not recommend young kids because Rudy is so scared). They don't care much for small animals so being the only two in the home would be a great thing for them. They are housebroken. They are now current on their shots, heartworm negative, wormed and micro-chipped.
When they are ready for adoption, the adoption fee for the pair of them is $200.00. If interested in meeting them, please go to our website at and submit an application. That must be tentatively approved to visit the shelter.
Our picture is labeled wrong - the brindle one is Ruby - the brown one is Rudy.

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