Age: 1 year
Sex: Spayed female
Weight: 20 lbs
Kids: 10 and above, dog-savvy
Dogs: Yes, submissive
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Adoption Fee: $700
Ruthie is an active puppy and potty and obedience training is a work in progress. Adopters should be prepared for a period of backsliding on potty training as she grows accustomed to her new home. She should remain on current diet and Omega-3 Pet supplements.
Ruthie is a resource guarder so must never be around small children. She must be fed separately during feeding and monitored carefully when toys are present if there are other dogs in the home. After playtime, toys should be picked up and put out of reach. A slow intro is required if there are other dogs in the home.
Baby Ruthie is as sweet as candy and ready for her forever home! Ruthie is just over a year old and has plenty of puppy energy to go along with those heart-melting eyes. Her previous owner had health issues and surrendered Ruthie to FBRN after realizing that a boisterous pup was a bit too much to handle. We’re happy to help and we know the perfect forever home is out there.
Ruthie has no medical conditions or health issues. She breathes heavily and snores very loud…even for a Frenchie! The vet doesn’t think palate surgery is needed, but recommended yearly check-ins. Because Ruthie is still a puppy, she will need someone who can continue working on basic obedience. Ruthie is ready to learn and eager to please, so this should be a fun activity for her and her forever family.
Since Ruthie hasn’t met any cats while in foster care, we must decline any potential adopters with cats. Ruthie likes children, but because of her resource guarding, we are looking for families with dog-savvy kids over 10 years old who will understand about putting toys up. We can see she’s doing great with the resident Frenchie in her foster home. However, Ruthie is an alpha dog and wants to be the leader of the pack! She does not do well with other alpha dogs, but really enjoys the company of another submissive dog.
Ruthie LOVES to eat! She also likes to eat anyone else’s food that is in her sight. She is a resource guarder and should not be fed around other dogs; in another room, for example, or in her crate would work just fine. With a little positive and consistent training, we think she could learn how to overcome her bad habits. It would be very beneficial for her forever family to continue daily walks to get out all of that excess energy. Ruthie is a happy little lady with LOTS of energy! She is still a puppy so this is to be expected, but we have a feeling she might always have a little more energy than your typical Frenchie. Ruthie will get into things, and her forever family must be diligent about putting away things that she should not have.
Ruthie is house broken 90% of the time. Occasionally she will get too excited and do a happy pee, but she is otherwise pretty reliable. Ruthie loves her crate and sleeps in it. She knows “sit”, but could use some additional training on basic commands as well as her resource guarding. If you have experience with a dog with resource guarding issues, be sure to mention it in your application.
Ruthie has always lived with another dog, and enjoys having a friend very much. She has grown quite found of the resident Frenchie in her foster home and they cuddle every night! Ruthie would be fine with a first time Frenchie owner as long as they are committed to focusing on her training and keeping an eye on her breathing. A home with lots of room to play is ideal. A yard or nearby walking area is preferred. While Ruthie does very well in her crate, she does need a mid-day break if her forever family works during the day. She would make a wonderful office companion for those lucky enough to take their pups to work.
Here are a few words from Ruthie’s foster mom, “Ruthie is a little ball of energy who has so much love to give. All she needs is love, walks, and food and she is happy. She will smother you in puppy kisses!”
If you’d like to adopt Ruthie, please submit an application and tell us why you’re a perfect match for this little ball of energy! Until then, Ruthie will be enjoying daily walks and evening snuggles with her foster family in eastern MA.
FBRN does not ship dogs as cargo, so adopters are expected to pick up their dogs from their foster family.
FBRN dogs are in foster care in people's private homes. For the foster families' safety, we do not disclose specific locations, and we don't set up meet and greets prior to applications. For detailed information about the dogs in our care, please read the extensive bios on each dog.
Best wishes Ruthie!! Jennifer Fernandes
Have a treat from the Smith family! Nicholas Smith
Here's a little something for your special treat jar Ruthie! Sending you lots of Frenchie love, sloppy kisses, and big hugs. Mary Ann & Greg
Good luck, Ruthie! The Davidsons
I hope you find your forever home soon Ruthie! The Koty family. Russell Michelle Gianna and Boston