Ruby is a very smart Jack Russell Terrier cross Manchester Terrier of 9 years who is in an Oldies Club foster home in Gloucester while she waits for someone to offer her a permanent home. Ruby is sharing her foster home with a male Collie and another Terrier. She was nervous of the Collie at first, as she is with most large dogs, but soon realised he was nice and all is now harmony between them.
The other Terrier though, has traits very similar to Ruby. They both want to be top dog! It’s thought that Ruby had better not live with a Terrier (or another dog who’s bossy, like her) but she might be happy living with a placid dog, capable of following orders! She’d certainly be content as an only dog, being the centre of attention.
Ruby hasn’t met any cats since being in foster and being a Terrier, she might consider them to be particularly lively toys for chasing. Ruby has lived with children before and she should be OK to again, as long as they’re respectful and aged 10+. She would have strong views about being picked up all the time and must be allowed her own space. Not to mention her own toys! Food is Ruby’s all time favourite thing, closely followed by toys and she’s partial to fuss too. Any toys will need to be very sturdy as Ruby has amazing toy-destroying powers!
Ruby’s dislikes are fireworks and The Vet! She would love to live in a settled home where someone will be with her much of the time and will appreciate her following them around to be helpful. She could live with another dog who accepts her natural authority but would probably be happiest as an only dog. A garden and supply of tennis balls are essential!
Ruby is spayed, vaccinated, microchipped and worm/flea treated. She was taking Propalin syrup but has been off it for two weeks now and is absolutely fine. She’s a robust little lady!