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DogId: Ruby (WA#4293)
Age: 1 yr - 2 yrs
Location: Snohomish, WA
Special Needs: none
Ruby is a young, spayed female, red-and-white medium-coat border collie from Eastern Washington. For some reason, her tail was sugically docked. She is sociable, happy, very willing to please! I have not seen a friendlier dog. She is a real darling!
The downside: Ruby had a congenital ectopic ureter, in which, from birth, her ureters were connected directly to her urethra instead of to her bladder. When she was spayed, this was surgically corrected. Unfortunately, her bladder is small because it hadn't been used, but we have been working on that and she is getting much better. She is on medication to balance her urinary pH and to help strengthen her bladder. This costs about $45/month, and she will most probably have to stay on it the rest of her life.
She also sleeps in a crate at night, on a towel, just in case she leaks during the night. We have gotten her to wear a diaper in the house to prevent accidents, but it is not always needed. I would hate to see her be a permanent outside dog... she does fine in the house, as long as you realize she has her limitations. We have a cat that loves dogs and doesn't run... but Ruby wants to jump on her. I would not recommend leaving her alone with any cats.
The upside: Ruby LOVES LOVES LOVES to be around people! She'll willingly roll over for you to scratch her stomach, and loves to cuddle with you on the couch. We have walked her around the property off-leash, as she comes willingly when called. She is still learning to tolerate a leash, but is doing better at that now. As you can see from some of the photos, she is very friendly towards all other dogs. She is also very smart, and is oh! so willing to please!
I hope to find her a good pet home, with someone that is willing to work with her. You must have a fenced yard. She is updated on all of her vaccinations, as well as bordetella and rabies. She will come with a month's supply of medication, as well as her sleeping crate. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if interested in meeting her; please also fill out an application on our site.
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