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Meet Ruthie. This sweet 6 year old boxer mix is full of zest for life and love for her people. She has been through a lot, until last summer she lived all alone in a backyard on a chain with almost no protection from the thundering rain storms, hot humid days, or freezing cold nights of North Carolina. We brought her to live with us in Washington state where she could recover and begin her new life. We have been surprised by her good manners, her eagerness to please, and the way she quickly adapted to being tucked in every night! Ruthie loves to go for walks, she enjoys unloading her basket full of toys every evening and she likes spending time investigating the yard. But mostly she just wants to be close to her people, this dog is a snuggler. She will win your heart with her big gentle eyes, her super expressive right ear, her floppy lips, and all her sweet bedtime groans and snores. It seems to us that Ruthie knows she’s been given a second chance and she celebrates that every day.
Ruthie knows a handful of commands and is comfortable in her crate when we are away. Like any dog just getting to know the world, she could use some work on her manners. She benefits from a daily walk to get her wiggles out and then spends most of her day snoozing. She gets along well with our cats and dog but she can be a bit jealous and would do best as an only dog. She has been patient and tolerant with our neighbor children. She’d make a great hiking dog and I suspect a good running partner.
A good fit for Ruthie would be an active person, couple or family who can give her plenty of loving attention, will commit to helping her trust that the world is good and she won’t be abandoned, and who want a source of joy, companionship, and laughter in their life.
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