My name is Ruby!

German Shepherd Dog/Siberian Husky Mix Dog for adoption in Youngsville, North Carolina - Ruby
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Paws For Life NC An FCHS Program

Facts about Ruby

  • Breed: German Shepherd Dog/Siberian Husky Mix
  • Color: Gray/Silver/Salt & Pepper - With White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 37293027

Meet Ruby! Ruby is a 3 year old female German Shepherd/Siberian Husky mix that found herself dumped by her family at the local shelter at 3 years old. The change from living with her family to going to the shelter and then to foster care shook her up pretty badly and for the first few weeks she was fairly unhappy. Ruby had a hard time settling in and getting used to a whole new life and figuring out how she fit in with her new environment. Because of this, Ruby needs a home that will give her the time and effort to help her settle in and become a part of the family, knowing that at first she will be stressed from yet another change.

Ruby really needs a home where she can be an only dog. Some exceptions may be considered depending on the personality of a resident dog. Her foster's best guess is that she was not properly socialized while she was a puppy and now she is not entirely sure how to play with other dogs so when it gets too energetic for her she shuts down and gets defensive. She has made friends with one of the other dogs in the foster home (Apache, who is also available for adoption) but he is the only one so far that she has been consistently friendly with. It may be because he can be a grumpy man at times and makes sure she knows her place.

Ruby is also in a foster home with cats and is very cat curious. She will follow them around but backs away when they give her the sign that they have had enough. However, it doesn't mean that she won't begin to follow them around 5 minutes later though. While she could live with cats long term, it may not be as fair to the cats..

Ruby is house and crate trained. She does need to be crated when her foster leaves the house, otherwise she gets very stressed and will paw at the door non stop. She does not like to be alone, and will also repeat the behavior if left outside in the yard alone. Ruby really just wants to be with her people.

She is able to walk on a leash but would not make the best running partner since new sounds tend to spook her and land her right between her foster mom's feet. Ruby would love a quiet household that will commit to helping her gain her confidence back after being so taken aback by being abandoned and will require a 6ft privacy fenced yard for her safety and to give her a place to work out some of her excess energy.

Her adoption fee is $225. She is spayed, microchipped, up to date on vaccinations, heartworm negative and on heartworm and flea/tick preventions

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About Paws For Life NC An FCHS Program

About Our Rescue Group...

Franklin County Humane Society is a 501(c)3 nonprofit animal rescue that was formed in 2002 to help solve the problem of homeless dogs and cats in Franklin and Northern Wake Counties, NC. We have several programs that we run. SNIF (Spay Neuter In Franklin County), Working Cats and now in 2016 we started our animal rescue as Paws For Life Animal Rescue so we would not be confused with other Franklin County Organizations.

Its immediate goals are to develop a strong foster program to remove adoptable animals from the Franklin County Animal Control facility and to decrease the number of unwanted dogs and cats in Franklin/North Wake counties through spay/neuter public education programs

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Come Meet Our Pets...

Cats are at Petco Knightdale and Brier Creek in Raleigh and now Wake Forest every Saturday from 12 to 3pm. We also have cats in the condos at each of these locations.

Dogs are at Petco Knightdale or Wake Forest every other Saturday and Petsmart in Wake Forest every Saturday. 1-4PM

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Our Adoption Process...

1.After you find A Dog or Cat, review the description of the foster you are interested in to make sure that the information we have fits with your particular needs and desires. In most cases, the information on the website is current and gives the information that we have about the particular foster. The picture of the foster does not tell the whole story.

2.Complete the adoption application. Please make sure that you give us as much information about yourself as you can. List all animals currently living with you including other dogs, cats, birds, reptiles and rodents. The application needs to be complete in order to help us determine if the foster you have chosen is a good match for your home. has the applications. This is step one.

3.Once the application is submitted you will usually receive an email letting you know if the foster would be a good match for you and making arrangements for you to meet the dog at one of our adoption events. Sometimes a foster is best shown at the foster home due to his or her personality. We will let you know where the foster home is and arrange a time that works both for you and the foster home.We do require that everyone who will live with the foster to come and meet them. There is a chance we may tell you that the foster you are interested in is not a good match and may suggest another foster.

4.If, after meeting the foster you decide you would like to adopt him or her, a home visit will be scheduled. Someone from the Paws For Life NC will call and do the visit. The foster does not come on the home visit. Home visits are required before any foster leaves our program.

5.If more than one person applies and meets the same foster, all things being equal, we go in the order the applications were received.

6.Once the home visit has been completed, you will be asked to complete an adoption agreement. Please read the agreement carefully to make sure that you understand what you will be agreeing to.

7.An adoption fee of $250 for dogs under 6 months $225 for 6 months and older and $95 for cats, Senior Cats $50. This fee helps us to provide the necessary medical care and other needs for the fosters while in foster care. All Paws For Life fosters are altered if old enough, current on shots, micro chipped, and to our knowledge, in good health before they are adopted out. We are all volunteers and as such receive no monetary compensation for our work with the fosters. The adoption fee is used to help defray costs in the rescue and care of the fosters.

8.Congratulations! You are on your way to having you new furry companion. We hope that you and your new companion share a life of love and happiness. We welcome any comments you may wish to give us about your foster at any time.