My name is Ruth!

Shepherd (Unknown Type) Mix Dog for adoption in Rockville, Maryland - Ruth
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Facts about Ruth

  • Breed: Shepherd (Unknown Type) Mix
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Unknown
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 9714824-RUTH0216SOPFS

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Dog's Name: Ruth  

Estimated Breed: Shepherd Mix  

Approximate Age: 4 yrs

Approximate Weight: 50lbs

Currently Living at: Loving  Foster home

Adoption Fee: $300  

Hi. I am Ruth but my foster mom and all the kids in the neighborhood call me Ruthie.  I am a medium built young lady, more mature than most, but gosh I do feel young. I have a beautiful tan and black coat with touches of white.  Everyone always tells me how nice and soft my coat is.  I have some feathering on my legs and tail that when the wind is blowing in just the right direction I hear my foster mom laughing out loud.  She says my tail looks funny the way the wind parts it and gently pushes me along.

I am pretty amazing and everyone I meet falls in love with me.  I am fully potty trained and know all my basic commands.  I am even trustworthy enough to have free range of the house while my foster mom is at work! 

I know how to walk like a lady on the leash and I even know that I need to stop and sit when my foster mom stops walking to talk to someone or look both ways before crossing the street.  I am currently in training class to keep what I learned fresh and to perfect it.  It is fun because I get to show a bunch of young pups how it's supposed to look when done correctly.  Some days I am the Teacher’s Pet!

My foster mom and I work everyday on my focus and my idiosyncrasies.  The world has not been to kind to me and can be kind of scary, but my foster mom is helping me understand that there is no need to be overwhelmed and that I can just look to her for direction…..She calls that Focus!  It is getting easier and easier to do…..maybe it because I also get lots of treats when I do.….but I know I have a lot more to learn.    I will do anything for a delicious treat so love learning more and more!

I have been around children of all ages.  I love men and women. I have not lived with any cats but I know that when I see a cat, squirrel, fox, deer or neighbors dog my mom just tells me to sit and I watch whatever they are doing.  Mom will tell me “good girl lets go” and we are off and walking again. It’s no big deal.

My dream forever family will provide me with endless belly rubs, enjoy snuggling, take me on lots of car rides (I'm a wonderful co-pilot!),  and love teaching me lots of new tricks.  They will love me and my quirky ways unconditionally, take me on walks everyday, and oh... did I mention snuggling?  I am really just a middle aged lady trying to find my soulmate because I know you are out there.  Want to meet up and get to know one another?

Ruth came from a stressful  situation, but is currently with a  loving foster who is helping her get over her anxieties. She loves to play outdoors and nothing pleases her more than going for a ride in the car.  Ruthie is playful and cuddly and would do best in a more laid back home with someone who has the time to help settle her in and work with her.

Your new pet will require a refresher in house-training. K-9 Lifesavers strongly recommends all new adopters enroll their new pet into obedience training. This provides for an easier transition into a new home, ensures the dog remains well socialized, and helps form a bond between the dog and the new family.           

Adoption fees cover basic vetting, , rabies, distemper/parvo vaccinations, treatment for worms, heartworm testing, monthly heartworm prevention, monthly flea/tick prevention, and our transport costs.

Foster Program:   Foster homes provide for the temporary care of a rescue until the dog is placed into a loving, forever home.  For more information on becoming a foster parent, and our Foster Program, visit or email our Foster Coordinator at

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About K-9 Lifesavers

About Our Rescue Group...

K-9 Lifesavers is an all-volunteer, 501(c)3 non-profit organization that rescues homeless and abandoned dogs. We save canines that are scheduled for euthanasia from high kill shelters, where there are typically held only 3-7 days. K-9 Lifesavers also strives to educate the importance of responsible dog ownership, including spay/neuter, training, and pet nutrition.

K-9 Lifesavers relies primarily upon our dedicated foster families since we do not operate a shelter. These homes provide loving, temporary care until our rescues find their forever homes. We are always looking for foster families.

Please visit our website for additional information about K-9 Lifesavers. The website lists our available dogs, volunteer opportunities, foster information, and various ways to donate.

Please help us rescue more canines waiting for their second chance at life with a forever home! Please adopt a rescue, foster, volunteer, or donate!

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Come Meet Our Pets...

K-9 Lifesavers holds adoption events each weekend throughout the Washington D.C. area.

Please take a look at our website for our next adoption event.

All regular adoption events are held from 12 – 2pm.

Our Adoption Process...

The adoption process is almost always completed within one week of time you submitted your application (times can vary depending on your location, the dog’s location, and availability).

· Fill out an adoption application (Completion of the Adoption Application does not guarantee adoption- it is the first step in our adoption process).

· An adoption counselor will call you to review your application.

· The adoption counselor will call your reference, landlord/condo association, and veterinarian (if applicable).

· The adoption counselor will set up a home visit (the entire household should be present for the visit).

· The adoption counselor will schedule a time for you, your family, and any other pets to meet the dog(s) you've applied for.

Once approved, you will need to finalize your adoption by completing an adoption contract and paying the adoption fee in cash or check. At that time, available medical records will be provided along with a variety of other information.


· Young Adult Dog (7 months to 8 years) - $300

· Puppy (6 months and younger) - $350

· Heartworm Positive Dog - $375 (This fee includes treatment for heartworm)-

· Golden Year Dogs (8 years and older) - $200