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Ruth (previously Ruby) Rottweiler Lincoln, NE
- Spayed / neutered, special needs. Needs continued training and socialization.
- Good in a home with
- Prefers a home without
- Other dogs, cats.
- Adoption fee
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Meet Ruth (previously Ruby)
If you have never met a dog who was not only one of the SMARTEST creatures alive, but also the cuddliest look no further. Rue is that, and more.
Rues showcase of cues and tricks is extensive, and she loves to perform for her family- her most recent trick, play dead brings laughter every time. Rues nose knows no bounds- she loves to explore quiet, open spaces on her long line, letting her sense of smell lead the way. She excels at scent games, including find it and food puzzles. She could easily be taught basic recreational tracking or even something like shed hunting, or she can just find Mom in the house for fun!
She is an enthusiastic learner, and is always game for training. Shes equally game for snuggling, couch potatoing, naps and movie nights. She has a great off switch! Shes wonderful for grooming by her humans, and she fully believes that she is a lap dog.
Rue has perfect house manners, including staying in her place when food it being prepared in the kitchen, but she will happy munch on a carrot or two if one is offered. She is crate trained and does well in a crate if needed, but can be trusted out in the house alone as well. She has a medium energy level, and her physical and mental needs are easily met with some play and a little training or mental enrichment each day.
Rue does struggle with stranger danger, and also struggles with some dog reactivity in situations where she does not know the other dog. However, with gradual introductions to confident people, she can learn to trust them and will then become their favorite snuggle buddy. She does tend to sense when people are nervous around her, and may react negatively, so introductions to new people should be done on an as-needed basis only to minimize any extra stress to her (i.e. family, frequent visitors, dog sitters).
Rue has successfully made several dog friends during training (with gradual intros) and she could live with a dog friend if that dog friend has the right temperament (laid back, non-assertive) and is introduced correctly. A confident, calm dog friend would actually be beneficial for Rue.
Rue walks well on a leash, but if she is to be walked as a main form of exercise, care must be taken to ensure she has the space she needs from strangers and strange dogs while doing so.
This special girl has been in our foster system for a long time, and although her current foster is very dedicated to her and her success and training, we want nothing more than to see this girl in a home of her own. She deserves that!! One look into her soulful, gorgeous eyes, and we know youll be hooked.
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Ruth (previously Ruby)