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Ruthie *COURTESY LISTING* Mixed Breed Northwood, NH

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Large

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House-trained
Yes
Health
Spayed / neutered.

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Meet Ruthie *COURTESY LISTING*

Ruthie is 2.5 years old and 50 lbs. She knows sit, stay, lie down, shake, come, and easy!

Ruthie would prefer a home without other dogs, cats, or other small animals.

Ruthie loves going for walks (on and off leash). She loves people! She is independent yet wants to be close to her humans. She LOVES to be touched. When she sits on the couch with someone, she leans on them and waits patiently for a rub. She likes lying by the wood stove in the winter and in a sunny spot in the summer and cooling off in our stream although she is not much of a swimmer. She likes chasing sticks, chipmunks, and chickens and loves chew toys filled with yummy stuff. She is very food motivated and will do almost anything for a treat.

Ruthie had a hard start in life. Unfortunately, she came to us with a broken hip. We didn’t realize it for about a month and at about 5 months old they removed the ball of her femur (FHO). Unfortunately, they didn’t get it all the first time and she remained in pain until we finally got someone to listen to us, take another x-ray, discovered the problem, and then she had surgery again at about 12 months which finally got her pain-free. Now, she loves life well with her repaired leg. Because there is no hip, she will never get arthritis in this leg. In all of this Ruth is self-protective and dislikes anything that causes her pain or to be restrained for more than a short time. This means she goes to the vet for nail clippings and our vet has opted to muzzle her whenever they do anything invasive. She does well with this.


"The thing I love the most about Ruthie is the same thing I love about my 15-year-old daughter. She LOVES life. She loves everything about it. She loves life with a zest you don’t often see. Everything is wonderful. Breakfast is amazing, the treat you just gave me for coming, it’s amazing too. The jiggle you just did in front of her is cause for a session of jumpie zoomies in the yard that will end at my saying “easy” or continue till she is tired of it. Ruthie is joy!"



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Ruthie *COURTESY LISTING*

Ruthie *COURTESY LISTING*

  • Mixed Breed
  • Adult
  • Female