Ruby is also a little Velcro Poodle who loves attention and is always ready to be held, carried around and be loved. Ruby will follow me all over the house and is the first Poodle to jump into any open lap. Most of the time, Ruby sits and watches everyone and everything going on around her.
She has an attitude which makes her not very popular with the other Poodles, so this little peanut needs to be in a home as an only dog. Ruby has just begun to play with toys and tries real hard to pick up a toy even with her disability. Ruby is not good walking on a leash, so a fenced yard or pen will be required.
Ruby had been bounced around too much. From what information we received, she had been owned by a senior lady who was admitted into a nursing home. A family member took Ruby for one week before posting her for free on Facebook.
A friend, of a friend, of a friend had seen the posting and told Louise, who picked up Ruby. No information about Ruby such as any Vet work, how long she was with her senior owner or where she had come from was given to Louise.
However, after bringing Ruby home, Louise quickly realized how ill this little Poodle was and how expensive her Veterinarian bill was going to be. Louise then contacted us and tearfully surrendered little Ruby. Thank you, Louise!
We immediately got this little princess to our Vet. There we learned that she is about 5-6 years old, 9 inches tall and 6 pounds. Her ears were cleaned and flushed out to remove all sorts of chunks and debris. Antibiotics (an Oto pack) were implanted into the ear canal which helped clean up the bacteria and yeast infections.
We also learned (and could clearly see) that her mouth and teeth were black with rot while being painfully infected. A three hour difficult and expensive surgery with X-rays was done to remove all of her teeth. Her mouth was so severely infected that the infection moved into her jaw bones.
Sadly, because those bones were deteriorating, inflamed and infected, her lower right jaw broke during the extractions. A pin was placed into Ruby’s jaw bone to hold it together.
Her Vet bill was expensive; over $1,200.00 and that is with our discount. We do have access to some funds and greatly appreciate people who will be able to donate anything for Ruby’s needed Vet work.
Ruby’s mouth, ear infections and bladder infection have healed. She is very happy, running around, jumping on the furniture and has been Vet checked healthy. Because Ruby has no teeth in her mouth, her tongue hangs out. We do mix canned dog food with a tiny kibble which Ruby has no problem eating. She is even gaining weight.
To the right family, Ruby’s $300.00 adoption fee (plus $21.00 Minnesota state sales tax) will include our Vet records, a kennel, blanket, a new dog bed, leash, collar, a winter jacket and sweater, some yummy treats (which she will eat), various toys, canned and a bag of dog food.
We are NOT expecting any problems, but we do want to make sure everything is healing correctly. So Ruby will need to be returned to us in one month for our Vet to check her mouth again.
Then in 6 months, Ruby needs to come back and have a x-ray done to make sure the pin holding her jaw together is doing fine.
For RUBY'S APPLICATION FOR ADOPTION, more pictures and information about us or our adoption process, please visit our web site: www.picketspoodles.com
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