Not available for interstate adoption
Looking for love
Medium Female German Shepherd Mix Dog
- Rescue group:
- Dog Adoption
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If you would like to meet the dog you must complete this form https://www.dogadoption.org.au/expression-of-interest---adoption.html
Located South Yarra VIC 3141.
Ruby is a fun loving, active and genuinely sweet girl. Being smart she understands basic commands and would be easily encouraged to learn more. Because she is intelligent and inquisitive she can also be a handful if not exercised or mentally stimulated so she will not suit time poor owners.
Ruby has been a cherished, well looked after member of the family and lived in harmony with another dog for 8 yrs but recently started to pick on the other dog. A recent health check did not point to any underlying medical condition.
Ruby is an affectionate, good-natured dog that has been generally good in the company of other dogs at parks or beaches. Since things have changed at home she has gone to nip a couple of dogs who have rushed into her space however, her mum believes this could be as a result of recent events at home.
Ruby will thrive in a home with relatively active people that have time to devote to a smart, attentive and loyal companion. She needs a medium to large secure yard and would prefer to be the only pet.
Ruby will not suit homes where residents are young, elderly, frail, time poor or looking for a baby sitter for their current dog. She will not suit novice dog owners.
Ruby has historically been fine with other dogs however, things have recently changed (see general section above). We recommend Ruby is an only pet for now.
Ruby is excitable so any kids need to be high school aged or older.
Ruby is athletic and requires daily exercise for around 30 mins but longer if you have time. She is great at the park chasing the ball or exploring the beach. She is a great jogging buddy too. However, she will happily lie down quietly during down times. If you can’t go out one day she will be fine as long as you play chassie with the ball in the yard. If you miss a day or ignore her she may become destructive by digging or chewing.
How is this dog on a lead?
Like most dogs Ruby starts off pulling but settles when a halti is used unless she sees something exciting.
How is this dog off the lead?
Ruby has good recall but can get distracted, usually by other dogs, and may take a bit longer before she comes back. Importantly her new owner needs to understand she has limited road sense.
No however, we always recommend a secure yard.
Not in her current home.
Only if you miss a day of exercise or ignore her.
Tolerance to being alone.
Ruby is currently alone and for the most part is fine. However she would prefer the company of someone who is home more often than not. She may cry or howl if alone for long periods of time.
Being active. Her favourite activity is chasing the ball. She also likes regular walks, running and swimming at the beach. Ruby thrives when around people and is an integral part of their lives.
Ruby hates being snubbed or is not welcome to partake in family activities.
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1) Read the dog's profile
2) Complete the expression of Interest form
3) Speak to the carer and arrange a meeting
4) House assessment is completed
5) Adoption is completed with a minimum 2 week cooling off period (similar to a trial but with legal protection)
We strongly recommend you read the profile carefully where everything we know about the dog/s is outlined.
If you are interested in a dog we invite you to submit an application form so we can learn more about your circumstances. This is to ensure we match the right dog to the best home. (one form per family - not per dog) http://www.dogadoption.org.au/expression-of-interest.html
This is for the benefit of both the dog and the potential new owner/s. It also saves time and uses limited resources more effectively.
Once the essential criteria is confirmed we put you in touch with the carer for a more detailed chat with a view of meeting the dog/s.
If you decide to proceed with the adoption we make a time for a house check.
The adoption fee is then paid (there is a 2 week cooling off period.) Please note we do not usually allow trials.
Foster carers are also able to adopt foster dogs once approved.