8 year old • Female • 55 lbs
Ruth is a tricolor coonhound with soft and silky fur. She has lovely expressive brown eyes and wonderful lonnnnnng ears.
Ruth is gentle and quiet, with a sweet, calm demeanor. A cuddler, she wants to be close to her people and is loving with both kids and adults. She is crate trained and house trained. Ruth is also wonderful around other pets. She has lived side-by-side with dogs and especially enjoys playing with older dogs. After a little bit she is ready to turn over for belly rubs. While nursing her puppies she even let anyone approach them and her—such a fantastic indication of her sweetness.
Although Ruth loves to be outside running around a fenced yard, basically she is laid back. She prefers just hanging out, sometimes sunning in the fenced yard and snoozing on the screened porch. Her other favorite things are walking, walking, and walking. She is always interested in meeting other dogs and wags her tail when people approach. Ruth is well behaved on a leash, unless she spots a deer—though, let's remember, she is a HOUND after all . . . it’s game on! Ruth has been very respectful toward my cats—my cat Lily even rubbed her face on Ruth's face! Everyone agrees: Ruth is an awesome dog!
Ruth is up-to-date on vaccinations, heartworm negative, and microchipped. Many of her teeth are worn down. She is recovering from having had puppies and is waiting for three months before being spayed, which will be at the end of July.
Ruth came to IAR with her newborn puppies from a local shelter.
IAR subsidizes post-adoption professional training with Jane Marshall (www.cheerydogs.com) to encourage a life-long and successful bond between the dog and the adopter. Group classes for puppies and adult dogs are provided at a substantial discount to IAR adopters.