Rubie GH-1144


Rubie was born on an Amish farm and at a very young age she was stepped on by a horse. When she came into GoldHeart she had surgery. She is doing better and is still on strict leash walking. It will be awhile before we know whether the surgery was a complete success. According to the specialist she will most likely always have a limp. She just had her splint taken off on 3/30/2020, and is using that foot very gingerly. Her leg is weak at this point and needs to have the muscle built back up. We do some range of motion exercises daily. She will also need a joint supplement and Omega 3 tablets for the rest of her life.

Gender: Female

Age: 6 months

**Due to her young age, Rubie will be adopted out with a GoldHeart Puppy Contract, and her forever home will need to have her spay surgery performed. Proof of spay (vet invoice/spay certificate) will be required.  Upon receipt, GoldHeart will reimburse his forever home up to $100 towards the surgery cost.

Weight:48 pounds

Health: Good health

Personality: Very sweet

Favorite Toys/Games:  She loves to play with all the toys

Interaction with other dogs: Loves the other dogs in her foster home

Interaction with cats: Unknown

Interaction with children: Loves children

Behavior in Car: Excellent car rider

People Interactions – home requirements:  Rubie loves to play with the other dogs in her foster home so foster mom is looking for a home with another dog to guide her in the world. She also loves to be with her people and will follow you from room to room so don’t think you’ll ever have alone time again with this girl. Since she is not completely housebroken, she goes in her crate when her people are not home. She also sleeps in her crate at night. She does have the run of the house when her foster mom is home, but with a watchful eye. She will go to the door and has started ringing the bells that are hanging on the door. She does not get on the furniture and does not get on the beds.

Training, Food and Treats: Eukanuba for large breed puppies 1 ½ cups AM, 1 ½ cups PM. She is a very picky eater and does not like to eat first thing in the morning. I take time to let her play a bit than I sit with her while she eats. We use her daily supplement as her bedtime treat. 

Leash manners: Difficult to walk, but getting better. Wants to be between your legs.

Housetrained: A work in progress, as stated above she will ring the bells at the door.

Exercise Requirements: Rubie is laid back right now because of an injury to her front leg but is starting to feel better so her energy level is increasing.

Fence requirements: Physical fence, she is afraid of thunder and other loud noises and will bolt.

Consistent with GoldHeart’s Coronavirus COVID-19 Notice, at this time, only those homes approved to adopt will be considered for Rubie’s forever home.  Further, If you express interest in Rubie, her foster home will only connect with GH approved applicants to discuss whether your home could be a good match for her forever home. Each foster home and adopter needs to follow their state and local orders and guidance (COVID-19 outbreak) before any adoption (placing of Rubie in a forever home), so that it can take place safely. This unfortunately may cause delays with placement. Please understand that we are looking out for the safety of foster homes, dogs and adopters.

So, if Rubie sounds like the dog for you, and you are an Approved GoldHeart Adopter, and feel you have a home that meets the requirements included above, please contact her foster mom at president@goldheart.org to express your interest to be considered for her/his forever home. 

Adoption fee:  $600  **see puppy contract info included under her age above.

If you are not yet approved by Goldheart, and are in our SERVICE AREA,  after the current freeze on applications is lifted, you may complete an adoption application  at https://goldheart.org/adopting-a-golden/adoption-application/. There is a $30 non-refundable application fee that must be received before the approval process can start.  Once the restriction on submitting applications and home visits is lifted, the approval process can take 4- 6 weeks, or longer, since we rely on an all-volunteer support network to process your application, conduct the home visit, and check references. If approved, you can then inquire about any other available dog that is looking for a forever home. Thank you for your patience and understanding.




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