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All people inquiring about pets listed as Courtesy Listings on the EAPL website and/or EAPL posting adoption boards should contact the current pet owner/rescue/shelter for answers to any questions and for final approval and placement. Please DO NOT CONTACT EAPL about courtesy listings. The pet owner/rescue/shelter and new owner shall make all arrangements on transferring the pet, information on history, vaccines, etc.
It is with a very heavy heart that we are looking to find Ruby the home that she is meant for. Despite play dates and due diligence before adopting Ruby a few months ago, it's not turning out to be a fit between our other dog and Ruby; thus, unfortunately, we have decided that Ruby would be better off with another family. Our first dog is a rescue who has his own stuff and their energies do not do well together. She would do, in our opinion, much better as an only dog with an owner that could devote 100% of their attention to her needs. We just can't provide her the attention consistently that she needs when our other dog also has ongoing needs. This presents the option to take them out and keep them separate, or find a new forever where neither she nor our first dog have to be left out of stuff. She previously lived with her former owner for 5 years and did well according to the owner - who re-homed her due to moving in with her new partner with a severe allergy. Ruby is an almost 6 year old, 55 lb mix-- She was presented as an "Airedale terrier/border collie" although I cannot guarantee her breed. She is completely up to date on everything and such a happy, loving sweetheart. She knows a lot of commands and I do believe she would return to doing consistently well and being a loving part of the family without being triggered into her startle/survival response from her early life experience. In addition to - again I believe, though previous owner was looking for Ruby to have a companion - needing to be an only dog; kids 10 and older or no kids would likely be a best fit for Ruby. Again her startle response can be too rough for young kids who just want to lie on the floor with their dog and cuddle or play rough-house. She would do best with a family with a fenced-in yard; she absolutely LOVES our doggie door and her freedom to be outside as much as she wants -- so this would be a plus. She loves hiking/getting out and has a lot of energy so a family who can provide good long walks and hikes would be best. We are seeking the right new forever owner with whom she is meant to be. I am willing to put in the time to find Ruby her final, FOREVER home and I am available for phone consults, play dates/trial basis situations, etc and to give more information. If and when the right home is found -- we can hand over all of her supplies: food, leash, training collar, bedding, toys, flea prevention, etc. Please let me know if you have any other questions and I look forward to giving Ruby all that she needs and deserves. The best way to contact me is by phone: 616-340-3565 Brittany.