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Ruby is a sweet natured and timid little dog who has a cheeky and playful side. She's wary of new people, but will make new friends providing they take a gentle and slow approach. She feels overwhelmed by busy or loud environments and is sometimes reluctant to go out on walks, so her adopters will need to be willing to build on her confidence slowly. With people she knows and trusts she's very affectionate and loves nothing more than to climb up on to laps for love and attention. She is a very loving girl looking for a quiet and calm household and a supportive owner who can help build on her confidence and basic training.

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  • Breed
  • Chihuahua
  • Age
  • 7 years old
  • Weight
  • 4.5kg
  • Sex
  • female
  • Reason for arrival
  • Stray
  • Can be left alone?
  • Yes (please read 'Other notes' section below)
  • Can live with dogs?
  • No
  • Can live with cats?
  • No
  • Can live with children?
  • Teenagers
  • Garden required?
  • Yes (private garden)
  • Toilet trained?
  • Not fully
  • Travels well?
  • Nervous
  • Knows basic commands?
  • Not yet
  • Friendly with strangers?
  • Nervous
  • Can live in a flat?
  • No
  • Social with dogs on walks?
  • Nervous
  • Needs to attend training classes?
  • 1-2-1 training with a dog trainer required
  • Owner experience?
  • Experienced owner
  • Daily exercise required?
  • 1hr off-lead walk
  • Medical conditions?
  • None known

Other Notes

Ruby would not be suitable to live in a flat due to her vocal nature at times. She could live with teenagers who are experienced with dogs and who will give her space when she needs it. Ruby settles when left alone, and could be left for up to 4 hours, providing this is built up gradually. She is not fully toilet trained so her new adopter should also be happy to build upon her toilet training. Ruby has been neutered, microchipped, vaccinated and is up to date with flea and worm treatment. She has also been health checked and behaviourally assessed.

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