My name is Ruger!

Australian Shepherd/Labrador Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in Foster, Rhode Island - Ruger
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Ruger's Info...

I am already neutered, housetrained, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.

Ruger's Story...
Ruger is a very sweet, affectionate pooch who loves to be with his people.

He makes excellent eye contact and wants to please….as described by an expert dog handler with the TN State Patrol Canine Division….”Ruger is a PLEASER”.

He crates beautifully – enters simply upon the mention of “kennel” NEVER USE CRATE for punishment…..ONLY for rest during the day & sleep at night with door closed.

He is very keen to recognizing unusual outside noises and will bark when people or cars approach driveway.

Ruger enjoys walks on leash (we’ve been using a harness). When cars approach from either direction, we always say “Over and Stop” to get him off the paved surface onto the side.

He does his duty OUTSIDE…..he can act up for your attention then tug at your sleeve to GO OUT.

Favorite things:
Massages, especially over the forehead & behind the ears and neck
Kongs filled with treats
Soft bed and curling up in a cozy chair with his blanket
Playing with toys especially when a person is involved
Loves to climb…..would be great agility dog
Looking out of windows – windows MUST be accessible to him
Things to be aware of:
These are not unusual issues and should be common sense values by any knowledgeable dog owner: (1) As a 2yr old, he has a lot of energy and curiosity. Good, daily exercise, running inside a fenced area is necessary to prevent inappropriate behaviors and boredom from happening inside ie: chewing. )of course, remember: he crates very well) (2) He is quick to stand up at counters which needs correction to ensure his safety ie: hot burners on stove, or food on counters, etc. (3) He is extremely fast runner – therefore, strongly recommend a fenced area to protect against traffic or other animals, etc.

Exceptional traits:

Ruger is very gentle and loves to be handled and loved on.

Ruger wants to please!!! He corrects easily and quickly with consistency. He is VERY SMART and RESPONDS to correction.

He is fearless when it comes to obstacles. Almost cat-like in his movements

We feel he would make a marvelous companion and agility dog.

Our dogs are mainly fostered in TN at our parent rescues . We have many wonderful dogs looking for homes! All of them are completely vetted and neutered/spayed (if age appropriate) and on heartworm protection. All of them come with complete medical records. Their adoption fee of $425 covers their complete age appropriate vetting and heartworm preventative as well as their transportation to your area.
Our rescue doesn't have an actual shelter building in the Maine area. Due to this it is not possible to meet them prior to their adoption. Our dogs are brought up to their new owners weekly! We have a 14 day no questions asked money back guarantee and the dog can be returned to us if things don't work out. We try hard to get good matches in our homes so that everyone has a happy life together! To date we have placed over a thousand dogs and puppies in loving homes from Tennessee clear up to Canada!
We have many, many, references of happy adopters up in your area that can fill you in on their experience. Just email and we can pass along that information for your convenience.

Please, you MUST click the following link BEFORE emailing for further information. If you'd like to find out more information about our adoption procedure or to apply for this dog click here ......Adoption Application If the link does not work you can access an application at

Facts about Ruger

  • Breed: Australian Shepherd/Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: BB

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Ruger, a Foster Australian Shepherd/Labrador Retriever dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Australian Shepherd/Labrador Retriever for sale in Foster, or seeking a Australian Shepherd/Labrador Retriever dog from a breeder in Foster.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Foster already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Foster breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Australian Shepherd/Labrador Retriever breeders who help with Australian Shepherd/Labrador Retriever rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Foster paves the way for another one to be saved.