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RubyRescue Me ID: 17-12-19-00133

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About Ruby

Adoption Fee: $300.00
Australian Cattle Dog
Age: Puppy
Sex: Female

PLEASE PROVIDE A PHONE NUMBER WITH YOUR INQUIRY. Note: preference will be given to working/herding situations, ranches, farms, large acreages, horseback homes, and agility/trial homes. Experience with heelers or handling under guidance of a close mentor is preferred. UPDATE 12/4/17 Ruby is making real progress in the car-sickness area. Only one 'urp' in seven or eight 16 mile or better round trips inside the pickup. And she jumps right in the cab of my pickup, excited to be goin' somewhere. But she's still not so great in the housebroke department. Bein' raised outdoors, she simply does not know how to ask to go outside to do her business. So her potty schedule needs to be closely monitored. And the cat hardly registers with her any more so that's a real plus. She did very good when we had some 30 or so folks to the place fer a HUNAH Christmas party recently. She barked to be sure, an' even growled a few times at new arrivals outside but that is what most heelers do with strangers. Otherwise she is mostly OK with company after a few minutes of gettin' used to the new person. She asks fer pets even! She still completely ignores our horses an' has absolutely no interest in chasin' 'em like our other brats do. So an active horseback home on acreage would be the ideal home fer Ruby. An additional doggy playmate to help her burn off energy would be a real plus! UPDATE 11/18/17 Ruby, the gorgeous 10-month old red heeler rescue puppy, has been with us a week now. We took her for a 5 mile trail ride out in the Badlands today and she did GREAT! She basically ignored the horses from the get-go. No snappin', no barkin' no heelin', no whinin', no problems at all! How refreshin' fer a cattle dog rescue! Her only 'issue' was gettin' her hackles up when she met a large group of adults an' kids. But she did not confront them-it jes' made her nervous. So we expect that Ruby will make an exceptional trail buddy. Ruby has taken a few pickup truck rides with me now. She was not a happy camper in my jump seat as she became nauseous an' even urped one time. However, we crated her in the bed of the pick-em up on the way to the Badlands (about 17 miles round trip) an' she was fine. Not even wet in the mouth. So, I think with proper conditioning she kin get over her car sickness OK. She is still very interested in our cats but the intensity has now dropped way off. Not once has she shown any aggression towards the kitties-only a supercharged fascination. Any more, she makes it clear that she'd like to interact with the cat but breaks off with a simple 'NO!' Her capacity to learn is certainly strong. She was simply terrified of our wooden staircase but after only a few times up and down guided by a leash she is tearin' up an' down them with ease. She is now crate-trained an' it's where she sleeps every night. She is also spayed, chipped an' up to date on her vaccines, includin' rabies. If you've been lookin' fer an atypical heeler trail buddy-one that does NOT harrass horses, then Ruby jes' may be yer girl. With a jes' a bit more work she's gonna be a really nice dog! Ruby is available through Herd U Needed A Home Rescue and currently lives near Bend, OR. Her adoption fee is $300. Please call 541-508-8271 or e-mail for more information. PLEASE PROVIDE A PHONE NUMBER AND E-MAIL SO THAT WE MAY REACH YOU. To get an application form for this dog visit ~ctb

Lake County
Paisley, Oregon 97636


  • Good with Most Dogs
  • Good with Most Cats
  • Good with Adults (Not Kids)


  • Average Energy
  • Average Temperament


  • Spayed
  • Vaccinations Current

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