RESIDENT DOG OF SIMILAR SIZE
CHILDREN 10 AND OVER
Ruby is a very gentle and loving 5 year old Jack Russel Terrier who loves cuddles and being close to her human. She likes a gentle and calm atmosphere and will happily sleep snuggled up on the sofa with a cushion and blanky. Ruby loves being in the garden exploring and has recently started discovering toys and playing with them.
She finds big dogs a bit too boisterous to play with but is not scared of them, she tolerates them and cuddles up with them but would prefer just one dog her own size to be her best friend. Ruby is very quiet and not a barky dog. She needs time to learn to be a pet and will need an owner with a lot of patience to let her learn at her own pace. Ruby can be wary around men and is more comfortable with women. Gentle introductions to men need to be made slowly and positively. Ruby adores cuddles, and loves being stroked under her chin. She can be a bit wary if anyone tries to touch the top of her head.
Ruby is only comfortable with older children 10 and over who will give her the space to come to them and not be crowded, she does not like noisy or busy environments. Ruby has not been out for walks yet; she will need a lot of patient lead training as she currently freezes if put on a lead. She is not tested with cats or small furries.
Ruby’s toilet training is ongoing and she is happy to toilet in the garden with encouragement. If she needs to go overnight she will use a puppy pads if put down. Ruby is happy to sleep on the sofa, snuggled up with her blanket and the other dogs. She likes her routine and is quiet all night. She is happy to go in a crate if necessary and will often settle in an open crate. She eats well but will leave her food if another dog approaches her, so she is fed away from the others. Ruby is not destructive and is happy to have a comfy bed and cuddles. She has only been left for an hour at most and has been fine.
Ruby is very wary of loud noises or too much activity. She has plastic bowls as the sound of metal ones scares her. She needs to be acclimatised to normal household activities. She is fine in the car and sits on the passenger seat with her seat belt harness and hardly moves.
Ruby needs a quiet and relaxed home with humans there most of the time. She would love a friendly and confident dog her size to be her best friend and mentor. She would love a garden with lots of areas to explore. Her humans would need to be patient, confident, understanding and full of love and cuddles for her to help progress her adapting to home life. Her primary carer should be female who will help Ruby to trust males.
Neutered 5 year old
Resident dog of a similar size
Children over 10
Quiet calm home with someone around most of the day.
Ruby is microchipped and up to date flea and wormer
She has had her first vaccination
Ruby comes with 5 weeks free Agria pet insurance