My name is Ruthie!

Shepherd (Unknown Type) Mix Dog for adoption in Wakefield, Rhode Island - Ruthie
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Save One Soul Animal Rescue League

Facts about Ruthie

  • Breed: Shepherd (Unknown Type) Mix
  • Color: Black - With White
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 10678749-16-0505
Age: 1-1.5 Years
Weight: 34.7 lbs


This dog has been spayed/neutered, is up to date on shots, on heartworm preventative and is microchipped.

This absolutely gorgeous girl is Ruthie!
Ruthie's so new to SOS that we don't really know much about her yet. Her breed mix is a mystery, but she appears to be a Shepherd mix about one to one and a half years old and weighing 34.7 pounds - a great size - not too big, not too little, just right! She may be house trained - she doesn't go inside her kennel. She appears to be leash trained, but has only been crated in the car so will probably need crate training. She is capable of climbing or jumping a 6-ft. fence and will try to get out, but it would appear she only does this to get to people. She dearly LOVES people! She's quite playful and can be goofy at times. She's okay with some other dogs, so introductions are a must, and she does seem a bit nervous with dogs larger than she is, and can be reactive with other dogs. It may be best if she were an only dog. She's good with kids, we don't know about kitty cats. As with all our dogs, we strongly recommend obedience classes as it not only provides an opportunity for learning commands and socialization, but helps to promote that ever-important bond between the dog and her human family. Ruthie is as sweet as they come! She was picked up as a stray and then adopted out to an older man last May, but he found her to bee too active for him. His grandchildren loved her and were quite upset when he returned her. Ruthie would be a wonderful dog for a single person or a retired couple who could give her lots of attention and love. She may do best with someone who is around much of the time. She's desperate to be with people and she is a very loving and sweet dog!
So if Ruthie seems like she might just be the sweet dog you've been looking for, don't wait. Just go ahead and fill out an application for her. Both you and Ruthie will be glad you did!

Adoption Fee: $370
To apply for this dog, fill out an adoption application on our website:

**Additional info you should know -  For most of our dogs, we are only guessing at predominant breed or breed mix.  We get to know each of our dogs as an individual and do our best to describe and place them based on personality not breed label.   Some dogs may not yet be in New England, nor ready for immediate adoption.  There may be additional vetting, quarantine, waiting periods and/or fees depending upon your state of residence. If you have questions or concerns on any of this, you can discuss this with your Adoption Counselor.

About Save One Soul Animal Rescue League

About Our Rescue Group...

SOSARL facilitates the rescue and placement of homeless dogs with loving forever homes. We advocate for homeless and at risk animals while providing comfort, rehabilitation and veterinary care to the animals in our program. SOSARL endeavors to promote and support life-saving initiatives that enable responsible pet guardianship while treating each animal and adopter as an individual.

Donate to Our Rescue Group...

Our adoptions donations are straight forward: Puppies - under 1 year $470 Adults - under 8 years $370 Seniors/Special Needs $170 An additional MA Quarantine Fee is required for all dogs adopted to Massachusetts residents, and other fees/requirements might apply depending upon the adopter's state of residence. All fees are non-refundable.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Our animals reside in private foster homes and can be seen by appointment.

We also participate in monthly adoption events at various pet friendly locations throughout Rhode Island.

Our Adoption Process...

Step 1: Find Fido

Review our online dog bios, email us if you have any questions. At SOS, we want to make the RIGHT right match, and that means helping you and Fido start a relationship – sometimes from a long distance.

Take your time, explore your options, consider your home and what kind of companion will fit in your lifestyle.

Step 2: Complete Our Application

Once you think you have found the right dog for you, please complete our online application.

At SOS, we don’t just want to make a match, we want to make the right match. To do this, we need your help; we know our dogs, but we don’t know you yet – our application helps us get to know you!

Step 3: Have a Talk

We will review the application and if it appears to be a good match for the selected dog, we will arrange for a time to talk with you over the phone.

Step 4: Meet Your Match

If, after the phone interview, the match seems to be a good one, we will be happy to arrange a meet-n-greet with you and the dog, if the dog is local. Meet-n-greets will be scheduled in the order they are requested.

Step 5: Application Screening

Once everyone has met (if the dog is local), and the match seems to be a good one, a designated SOS volunteer will check your landlord, vet, and personal references, as relevant. We may also require a home visit or adopter meeting.

Step 6: Finalize The Adoption

If the match is a good one, you will be informed via email of the adoption decision, and provided with instructions for how to pay the adoption donation and complete our adoption contract/addendum(s).

Step 7: Pick Up Your New Best Friend!

Once the adoption is finalized, congratulations! We will contact you to make arrangements to pick up your new family member!
**Please note that additional vetting,quarantine and/or waiting periods may be required depending upon your state of residence.

All of our dogs are age appropriately vaccinated prior to adoption. All of our dogs have been spayed/neutered and tested/treated for common canine disease.