Ruthie

Listed February 28, 2016

Age: 7 yrs.

Gender: Female

Weight: Not Specified

Adult Size: 11-25 lbs.

Fixed: Yes

Shots: No

Breed:German Shepherd Dog

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Description

German Shepherd Dog / Mixed

Special Needs

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Sadly Ruthie was returned to Milo in November 2009, and is back at our sanctuary. All of the notes below are from years past, written by fosters and folks who knew her at different times in her life. At this point in her life Ruthie is a loving and happy girl, who gets along well with other dogs, although would prefer a male canine friend if she had her pick of the litter! She is a lovely girl with all friends and with most people right off the bat, but can bark at strangers upon first meeting through a fence. She is a highly bonding girl for whom we are looking for a loving, adult, and preferably rural home with another canine companion if possible. With plenty of people time we would be happy to consider a home as an only dog. Please do read the notes below to get better incite into her past, although many things such has her high energy level, fence climbing etc are no longer an issue

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; ; Delightful family dog - good natured, playful and active - she is a bit shy about city stuff, being a bit of a country bumpkin - but she LOVES walks in Tilden and outdoorsy locations - urban sidewalks and city streets are a bit scary for her, though she has been adjusting amazingly well - everyone is thrilled with Ruthie!

; Ruthie walks fairly well on leash, and has had some training and experience. She is great in the house, but most likely will need a refresher course in housetraining. She is very dog social and an affectionate, lovable dog - and likely a bit protective in time. She just needs time to adjust, being initially a bit shy with strangers. Having a second dog is a great idea for a successful home environment and longterm happiness for Ruthie!

Ruthie is an avid fence climber and needs a place with lots of room of release her energy. Because of her high level of activity, she would do best with children over 10 years of age.;

; Foster notes: ; Ruthie is a happy, confident sweetheart. She reminds me so of my own wonderful shepherd-lab

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Adoption Fee Details

Dogs and Puppies

DOGS: All dogs at The Milo Foundation receive necessary veterinary care, are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, micro-chipped, and treated for parasites.  Dogs over six months of age are Heartworm tested.

The adoption fee for ADULT DOGS is $300 for a male and $350-400 for females. We reserve the right to have increased fees for "special" highly desired or breed-specific dogs, as well as for those that required extraordinary veterinary care. Our Medical Fund benefits from these extra fees (half of which can be considered a tax deductible donation), so we can provide the extra care some animals need! Seniors, some harder to place dogs, and animals at the Milo Sanctuary may have lower adoption fees considered. Talk to us about this.

Chihuahuas and some other small dogs may have special incentives/lower adoption fees.  There are so many of these sweet little ones dying in shelters! AND "two-for-one" deals are happily considered for Chihuahuas and some small dogs. The little ones LOVE a buddy!

The adoption fee for a PUPPY is $350-$600. THERE ARE NO REFUNDS ON PUPPY ADOPTIONS. If you return a puppy for whatever reason, your adoption fee becomes a TAX-DEDUCTIBLE donation. Certain rare circumstances may warrant a partial refund (50%). PLEASE think hard about the commitment of raising a puppy! They are fragile and demanding. They need consistency, training, time, resources and patience. They want TLC and need a firm commitment!

All puppies at The Milo Foundation receive puppy vaccinations and de-worming. They are also micro-chipped and spay/neutered.  Depending on how long Milo has had the puppy and its age, it will likely require additional vaccinations and veterinary care by the adopters. Milo will often cover the next vaccine after adoption, but our suggested donation for vaccinations is $15-20, available during open hours at MPR.


No puppy should be exposed to public dog parks, trails, or areas frequented by dogs, nor should they be exposed to unvaccinated dogs, until at least three vaccinations have been given. However, we do encourage early training and ongoing, early socialization of the pups. Visits with healthy dogs, trips to your family or friends homes are encouraged! We also recommend that you enroll in puppy training classes as soon as possible! Puppies can go on walks on sidewalks in suburban and rural areas. City streets may have too much they can get into, so use good judgment.


Along with your Canine Adoption Application email, please INCLUDE THE NAME AND/OR ID NUMBER OF THE PET OF INTEREST, or the group name of the litter. Please bring a printout of your application with you when you come to meet the dog or puppy of interest. Follow up with an email and be patient! Thanks.
Adopters must be 21 years of age or older, and renters must be able to provide proof of landlord permission to keep the pet applied for in the residence. Certain breed types, sizes and puppies can be restricted. For everyone's protection, it is best to have approval in writing.


Cats and Kittens

FELINES: All cats and kittens are Leukemia tested. Cats over 6 months are also usually FIV or combo tested. All are vaccinated, have been spayed/neutered, micro-chipped and given parasite preventatives. Some young kittens are only FeLV tested, as the FIV test is inconclusive at a young age. If you are able, please consider an additional donation! Anything over $100 can be tax-deductible.

CATS (over 10 months): $125-150 sliding scale fee. Sometimes we'll give a break on a pair. We like it when bonded pairs can stay together! Senior cats, and those who have "been around the block" (are older or have been with us a long time) can be $75. These fees do not come close to covering Milo's costs, but we really want to get our adult cats into homes!

ALL CATS SHOULD BE INSIDE AT NIGHT. Our cats are not feral or outdoor cats.  They are people friendly, social felines, who like the company of humans, and the safety and warmth of a cozy home!
A few of our Sanctuary cats could do well as predominantly outdoor or "barn cats."  Please inquire with an email to sanctuary@milofoundation.org, if that is your preference.

KITTENS: $150. Kittens are ideally adopted out in pairs, or to homes with a compatible feline in residence, a buddy dog, or people who are home a lot.  Kittens are social, and a kitten left home alone for long hours every day can be very unhappy.... two is better!!  We reserve the right to charge more on occasion. Special new arrivals listed as KITTEN OF THE WEEK are $160-200. We may consider a discount for two at times.  Talk to us – we want good homes for all kitties.

ALL KITTENS MUST STAY INDOORS, until at least 8-10 months age, though can be let out for brief periods under supervision to play and stretch their limbs, chase leaves.  Please do so only under safe circumstances, where they can be observed, and are away from busy streets. Cats should be given the outdoor vaccinations at a vet before becoming indoor/outdoor cats.  These vaccines are Leukemia and Rabies.


Along with your Feline Adoption Application email, please INCLUDE THE NAME AND/OR ID NUMBER OF THE PET OF INTEREST, or the group name of the litter.  Please bring a printout of your application with you when you come to meet the kitten or cat of interest.

Adopters must be 21 years of age or older, and renters must be able to provide proof of landlord permission to keep the pet applied for in the residence.

 

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