Ruthie likes all people. She is very social and loves to cuddle but she dislikes rough housing, fighting, or erratic behavior in people. Ruthie craves a quiet and calm household with no drama.
Ruthie is house broken, she knows some commands and is good at learning new commands.
Ruthie loves to go hiking and to off leash parks. She goes to Pt Isabel (an open dog park) and she is off leash and does great. She goes backpacking too and has her own pack she can carry.
Ruthie dislikes cats. She lives with a cat and she is trained to leave the cat alone but this can be a frustrating situation for her so we recommend no cats in the household.
Small children are too much for Ruthie so there should be no children under 14 in the household. If you are planning to have children in the future (or grandchildren) then Ruthie is NOT the dog for you.
She gets along with other dogs but has her boundaries and needs other dogs to respect them. She’s currently fostered with 2 Chihuahuas and does great with them. Ruthie has gone on group dog walks many times, and lived with other dogs including a husky and other small dogs.
She has extreme resource guarding issues for toys and high value treats. Therefore, her new family would need to understand how to manage this.
Our ideal home for Ruthie would be a quiet and calm household. Somewhere where she has a large yard or property. No small children and no plans to have children or grandchildren. She’d be happiest where the person or people are active and like to hike or run. The foster thinks she would do best with no other dogs or other dogs that are not alpha but also thinks she could adapt to most other dogs just fine.
Ruthie is in foster care – here’s how to meet a dog in foster: Please fill out our online application (http://milofoundation.org/aboutadopting.cfm), email it to us with the animals name and Milo number in the subject line. We will review your application and add you to our database. If everything looks like a good fit, we will ask the foster to contact you for a meet and greet. *NOTE: our system can only open Word documents or PDFs
Adoption fee: $400.