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Ruby (fka Cherry) D151336

Boston Terrier / Chihuahua / Mixed (short coat) / Female / Adult

Details about Ruby (fka Cherry) D151336

  • ID D151336
  • Available for Adoption
  • Dog
  • Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut with White
  • Coatlength: Short
  • Activity Level: Moderate
  • Good with Dogs: Yes
  • Good with Adults: All
  • Reaction to New People: Cautious

More about Ruby (fka Cherry) D151336

  • Energy Level: Moderate
  • Indoor/Outdoor: Indoor Only

Name: Cherry
Age: 2.5 years
Gender: Female
Breed: Boston Terrier / Chihuahua mix
Weight: 11 lbs
Dog friendly: Yes 
Cat friendly: TBD

Kid friendly: Older considerate children only
House trained: TBD
Crate trained: Yes
Energy level: Moderate-High
History: From a shelter in Kentucky
Adoption Fee: $350

From the Foster:

Ruby is a very energetic little dog; what she lacks in a tail, she makes up for with excitement for life.  She LOVES her toys - particularly pulling all the fluff out and chewing up her ropes!  While she is a master at playing with toys on her own, a family who will spend time with her working out some of her energy would be best.  Conveniently, she is an excellent walking or running partner; despite her small size, she keeps a fast pace and is careful to not get in the way.  She is friendly with other dogs, but does resource guard high-value objects, such as food, beds, and her people, and takes a little bit of time to warm up to some dogs.  Ruby is a very shy little girl, which means she needs slow introductions to people and other dogs and manifests her lack of confidence with warning growls, snapping, and barking.  Crate training is not an issue, and she is eagerly learning new tricks as she is so food motivated.  She has been having some issues with house training, but has had extended periods without accidents.  Ruby is an expert at burrowing under the covers and likes to snuggle after play time.  She also enjoys being carried.  Belly rubs and head scratches are preferred and generously reciprocated with kisses, but she isn’t demanding and is content just to be close to her people.  Ruby would do best with no children as she tends to be a bit mouthy when she plays and doesn’t quite know how to channel her fears in a positive way, and needs someone who will be understanding of her limits.  She would do well in a house with no other dogs, or with dogs willing to share all of their toys and play with her.  Ruby will need a forever family willing to work with her to gain confidence and learn to be more trusting through training and obedience classes.