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Poodle (Toy or Tea Cup) Dog for adoption in Elk River, Minnesota - RUBY
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Facts about RUBY

  • Breed: Poodle (Toy or Tea Cup)
  • Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Female
"RUBY” is now available for adoption! This is a cute, red, tiny Toy Poodle with a spunky attitude! Ruby is a survivor and still ready to take on the world even with everything that it has thrown at her.

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:


About Our Rescue Group...

PICKET FENCE POODLE RESCUE is a charitable and educational organization to rescue and supply Poodles with love, shelter, food, human companionship, medical care and spay-neuter services until permanent placement is secured into a pre-screened loving home, as long as the Poodle is not dangerous to humans or other dogs.

PICKET FENCE POODLE RESCUE will accept an adoptable Poodle who is either abandoned in a shelter, or purchased/rescued by any concerned person, or living with an owner who can no longer care for the Poodle. We also participate in rescue and placement of Poodles who are culled from Breeders or Puppy Mills.

PICKET FENCE POODLE RESCUE feels educating and informing the public about the commercial dog industry in America and about responsible pet ownership is very important as well as reviving the spirit of volunteerism in our great country.

PICKET FENCE POODLE RESCUE wishes to eliminate the euthanasia of any healthy, adoptable Poodles. We do not accept euthanasia as a means of population control for animals. We believe each Poodle's life is meaningful and each deserves a loving home. We take responsibility for each Poodle rescued and placed through Picket Fence Poodle Rescue for the rest of the dog's natural life.

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Come Meet Our Pets...

Please respect the fact that we are a family environment.

We are NOT a shelter.

We limit our Poodles as this is our home. We also have foster families taking care of the Poodles available for adoption.

We are located northwest of Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Our E-mail is:

Or you can call us at: 763-241-2068
from 8am to 8pm Central Time

Our Adoption Process...

Picket Fence Poodles adoption fee start at $200.00 and goes up from there. This helps pay for SOME of our expenses! The fee is based on the poodles age, size and needs.

We will require an "Application For Adoption" to be filled out along with 3 references; one from your Vet.

A visit to Picket Fence Poodles so you can visit with us and the Poodle up for adoption takes place after we contact your references.

Adult Poodles available for adoption from Picket Fence Poodle Rescue include:
*A Veterinarian Check
*All Poodles ARE neutered or spayed, which increases your dogs chances of leading a longer, healthier and happier life with you.
*Up to date on shots.
*Teeth Cleaned
*Lymes, Heart worm and Ehrlichia tested AND placed on a preventative.
*"Home Again" micro chipped AND registered.
*Collar (or harness) and leash
*One month supply of dog food
*A special cute toy (or two)
*A kennel
*Bathed and professionally groomed!

If there are any health issues or problems, you will be instructed on how to deal with the problems.

We want your poodle "Adoption" to work!! If it doesn't work or for ANY REASON or for NO REASON you don't want the Poodle, we want the Poodle returned to us.

Our poodles are placed in good, loving homes, like yours, with the intention that they will receive the love and care that all God's creations were intended to receive.

We hope you understand that these poodles come to your home for the final day's of their lives: A "FOREVER MORE HOME!"