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Ruby aka Roo English Setter Mix Waukesha, WI

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Large
  • Bicolor, Black, White / Cream


Affectionate, Loves Kisses
Coat length
Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
Good in a home with
Other dogs, children.
Prefers a home without

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Meet Ruby aka Roo

Gender: Spayed female
Age: 4 yrs
Color: Black & White
Weight: 60 lbs
Breed: English Setter mix
Neutered/Spayed: Yes
Microchipped: Yes
Up to date on vaccines: (Rabies, Bordetella, Distemper, Lepto): Yes
Medical Conditions or Illnesses: Roo came to us with a broken left rear leg. Has been healed and vet gave her the green light to resume daily activity. She may eventually experience arthritis in the leg but does not limp at this time.
Good with cats: No
Good with Dogs: Yes
Good with Children: Yes' but is unaware of "personal space" and may unintentionally knock a child over.
Has this dog been around small children? No
House Trained: Yes
Obedience Training: Knows sit, down, stay, a little heel
Crate Trained: Have never attempted to leave her in a crate; doesn't "need" one
Leash Trained: Yes
Fence Requirements: Ok for invisible fence (electric fence), Ok for no fencing, playing in dogs parks and daily walks and other outdoor activities.
Hunting Requirements: NOT a hunter, cannot be a hunting companion.
Energy level: Playful
Known Abuse in the past: Takes a little time to warm up to men.
Resource guarding issues (bed, people, toys, etc.); No; she is polite in letting other dogs in the home to not get close to her bone and shares toys easily.
Aggression issues: None
Anxiety (Separation, nervous energy): No

Roo is an absolute sweetheart and easy going dog. She has never had an accident in the house and does not need to be crated when left alone or at night. She does not counter-surf. She is highly food motivated so is easy to train with consistent repetition. She is respectful of our invisible fence. At 60 lbs and 27" high at the shoulder, she tends to just push her way into situations if she feels excluded. She would do fine with another dog in the house if they let her know her place in the pack, or if they just sit back and let her have the spotlight. She would also be fine being the only dog - be ready for lots of snuggles on the couch at night. Roo walks calmly 95% of the time, but if a rabbit or squirrel run in her line of vision she will pull to chase them. She just needs reminders how to act while walking. A couple long walks each day is usually enough exercise for her. Roo will nap during the day and occupy herself with a NylaBone or other toys. Roo does love to play tug of war to expend energy in the house. She will get overly mouthy at times, so needs a reminder how to play nicely. She is a very fast eater, so a slow-feed bowl is a must.
What is the funniest thing your foster dog does?
When Roo is being told "no" about something she will "talk back" and does this funny thing with her mouth - it's like she wants to tell you how she really feels but doesn't want to get into any more trouble.

If you are interested in adopting this OESR dog, you must complete the application process at We will not be able to answer your questions about this dog until he/she has been assessed at which time the information will be available here or on our website.

Volunteer transport can be arranged in the Continental US within a 1,000 mile distance between adopters & foster home.

Adoption Fees:
$475 Puppies (up to 1 year)
$400 Adult-1 (1 year- 5 years)
$300 Adult-2 (6 years- 9 years)
$200 Seniors (over 10 years)
Special Needs dog: sliding scale to be decided.

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  • English Setter
  • Adult
  • Female