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Ruthie

APA-A-53668

Looks Like
Black Mouth Cur / Mix

Sex
Female

Current Weight
83 lbs

Estimated Age
5 Years
2 Months

Location
TLAC
Building 4/5

Adoption Fee
$25
Looks Like
Black Mouth Cur / Mix
Sex
Female
Current Weight
83 lbs
Estimated Age
5 Years
2 Months
Location
TLAC
Building 4/5
Adoption Fee
$25

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And the award for the wiggliest pup goes to..... Ruthie! Ruthie is an energetic girl with a big heart and so much love to give. When she sees her favorite humans, she just lights up. First the tail starts, then the hips, then the shoulders, until her whole body can't contain her happiness. Ruthie is a social butterfly who warms up to new friends almost instantly and will say hello by giving you a head butt and asking for scritches. Her perfect day includes a hike or run, flowers to sniff, a snack or three, and (most importantly) her people.

"Being friends with Ruthie has been the best part of working and volunteering at APA! I love how excited she gets when she sees me and how she instantly turns into a wiggle machine when we leave campus for field trips." - Ellis A., Flight Crew/Staff

While people time is her absolute favorite thing, Ruthie does great with being home alone. She is fully potty-trained and loves to occupy herself with treat puzzles, chews, and naps in the sun. Her shelter friends have found that Ruthie thrives with a consistent routine, daily exercise, and lots of cuddle time. She's extremely smart, adapts to new routines quickly, and has also mastered all her basic commands (sit, stay, come, etc.). Ruthie is always excited to learn! All you need are treats and this brilliant lady will be your star pupil.

Ruthie occasionally attends playgroup and could live with a well-matched dog friend, but would be just as happy to have you (and your friends) all to herself.

It's time to get Ruthie out of the shelter--and you're the one who can do it! Come meet this goofy girl today and check her out on Instagram @ruthie.the.bean to follow her adventures with her shelter pals!
Come meet your new best friend

Requirements

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Please plan on allowing adequate time to be matched with a dog, have relevant consultations, and complete all necessary paperwork. This can take 1-2 hours in total.

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Fill out our adoption application and meet with an adoption counselor.

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You must be at least 18 years of age.

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You must show a picture ID with a current address. If this isn't available, we will accept a picture ID with a current utility bill.

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An APA!-conducted meet-and-greet with current household dogs is recommended for most and required for some adult dogs.

Our adoption fee varies per dog depending on age, breed, and/or medical condition(s). This fee includes:

Spay or neuter surgery (Please note that an additional $100 refundable deposit is required for all dogs who are not yet spayed or neutered.)

Heartworm test on dogs 6 months and older

Current vaccinations

Deworming treatment

Microchip

Lifetime behavior support

Accepted forms of payment include cash, debit or credit card, or money order payable to Austin Pets Alive!.

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