Gender: Female

Approx Age: 2-3 years

Breed: Hound / pit mix

Size: Large

Altered: Yes


Heartworm: Negative

House-trained: Yes

Crate-trained: No; cannot be crated but does well when confined to a single room

Fence: ​Not required

Kids: 13+

Cats: NO

Dogs: Yes; does well w/ large dogs with a balanced temperament

Medical Restrictions: None

Adoption Fee:​ $200

Ruthie's Story

​Ruthie came to us in July 2017. Originally, she was brought into our local emergency veterinary clinic as possibly having been hit by a car, from there she was transferred to the County Animal Shelter, where she spent many months waiting for an adopter or foster. Ruthie was very shut down at the shelter, but slowly started to open up as she got to join play-group and spend more time with the volunteers and other dogs. Sadly, she caught giardia and was no longer able to join in on play-group while that was being treated and she started to get very depressed there again. After spending four months at the shelter, a foster spot finally opened up and she was able to blow that pop stand! 

Ruthie is currently in a foster home with children and other dogs. She has settled in nicely with the other dogs, however her and the dominant resident male dog have/do butt-heads from time to time; she prefers other low-key dogs with a balanced disposition. She does seem to prefer dogs that are larger in size, but would need a meet-and-greet on a case-by-case basis to determine if she would do well with smaller dogs. Cats are a hard-no for this girl, though! While we can't say what she would do with a loose cat, she is definitely way too interested in them for our comfort. Ruthie does have a bum rear leg, and while it may slow her down every so often, it definitely doesn't stop her from embarking on all kinds of adventures. The pictures above showcase Ruthie's weekend adventures with one of the wonderful volunteers from the shelter! Ruthie loves cuddling with her foster mom and lounging around the house as well, and is pretty much an expert at it. 

Whether you're looking to go for a hike, lunch on a patio, or lounge around in your pj's... Ruthie is your girl! 

If you would like to give Ruthie a chance, please fill out an Adoption Application so we can schedule a meet-and-greet! 

Donations to Ruthie’s continued care can be made the following ways:

1.) PayPal:

2.) Checks can be mailed to: Ruff House Animal Rescue, PO Box 905, Aurora, OH 44202
3.) Donations can be made directly to Greystone Veterinary Hospital under the Ruff House account by calling: (216) 525-1077 

4.) Gift cards to: Tractor Supply Co,, Pet Supplies Plus, Petco, PetSmart

Please email for a tax receipt! 

Ruff House Animal Rescue is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law!

*NOTE ABOUT BREED LABELING: Visual breed identification of dogs is unreliable and generally inaccurate. For most of our adoptable dogs, we are only taking a guess at predominant breed or breed mixture. We focus on getting to know each dog as an individual and do our best to describe each of our dogs based on personality, not by breed label.