Ruthie – 6 year old female Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Ruthie is a large 6 year old brindle Staffordshire Bull Terrier who needs the stability of caring owners as a foundation to her self-confidence. She trusts and impresses all. She loves to sit on your lap(!) or by your feet in a comfy bed. With reassurance and a gentle voice, Ruthie has to be one of the easiest dogs to manage. She needs reassurance and she is there offering you her heart and everything she owns … and that is a very big heart!

She needs a dog experienced owner with loving kindness and would be best being the only dog in her new home to insure she has stability for the rest of her life. Ruthie is however good with dog but can be a tad possessive over sticks. Ruthie is proven to live with very young children. Ruthie is noise sensitive and concerned around fireworks.


Ruthie is larger than life! She was ousted out of her home when she was usurped by a younger dog, and the family couldn’t find an alternative home for her. The vet got her signed over to them. Ruthie had an injury on her head synonymous with being hit with a heavy object. Ruthie came into our rescue in 2011, was fostered successfully over Xmas with another male Staffordshire and a 4 year old child.

She was homed for a year in with a family with 4 very young children but the parents split and the husband couldn’t take her with him. Ruthie is kenneled in Godstone, Surrey. She is neutered and vaccinated.

Ruthie is a softie. Ruthie is not confident in kennels but wonderful once past their walls. Ruthie walks really well on the lead and enjoys the companionship of her ‘family’. She meets people and dogs well, will sit at the hint of a treat and offer paw. Ruthie is excellent around children accepting with subservience. Ruthie is comfortable with dogs.

The only mishap in foster was an argument over a stick, in the first few days but easily resolved. She is receptive and respectful. Ruthie is a dream in the home; very comfortable and relaxed company. She needs good quality food to nourish her, a good exercise regime and would enjoy closeness.

Please note that this dog is currently in boarding kennels and is also available for foster until a ‘forever’ home is found. Please visit Ruthie’s thread on our forum to find out if she is still available and for fuller details.

If you are interested in re-homing please complete the Rescue Remedies homing questionnaire so we can ensure our dogs are matched and will suit your circumstances/lifestyle.

For daily updates please visit our forum and you will find listed the full range of dogs that are available for homing on the Rescue Remedies site.

***PLEASE NOTE: This ad has been posted by Rescue Remedies Dog Rescue. We are a registered charity (No. 1139407) and our work involves finding unwanted dogs their life long homes. We currently have approx. 80 dogs under our wing. We usually ask for a minimum donation of £150 at the time of adoption, for each dog, to help us continue helping homeless dogs***.

Video: Ruthie enjoying off lead running

Rescue Remedies
Rescue Remedies ( is an internet-based rescue that homes mainly to the South East of England. The Rescue will also consider homes further afield if adopters are willing to travel. Rescue Remedies aims to provide a safe and warm foster home for as many of their dogs as possible whilst they are waiting for their forever homes. The Rescue also uses boarding kennels located in the Surrey, West Sussex, Hertfordshire, and Greater London areas. If you are interested in adopting a dog from Rescue Remedies, please complete their online homing questionnaire at: Rescue Remedies and its sister rescues (Staffie Rescue, Terrier Rescue, Patterdale Terrier Rescue, and American Bulldog Rescue) also run a Free Live Forum here: where you can read daily updates on their dogs available for adoption.
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