• Animal ID#: A305007
  • Dog Name: Ruthie
  • Dog Sex: Female
  • Approximate Age: 2 years
  • This very sweet and special gal has turned the corner and is thriving with meeting people and soliciting attention! She is very gentle with approach, and will need people to do the same for her! It’s so cute how she loves to give kisses on the hand! Reaching over her head is scary for her. If you go slowly, she has a way of wiggling herself right in to your lap! She participates in shelter playgroups with gentle and dainty males. She’s a wonderful, gentle soul looking for a family that will continue to build her confidence building, ensure slow approaches with meeting new people and will fill her life with love!

Submit an application to start the online adoption counseling process or to find out more about Ruthie.

Meeting Dogs at the Shelter

The shelter’s kennels are loud, stressful places for dogs. Some dogs express that stress by exhibiting behavior inside a kennel that they will not show otherwise. Please ask to take the dog you are interested into a play yard and spend some time getting to know him or her in that more relaxed environment. For more information on meeting dogs at the shelter, please read this article.

Ask About Our Adoption Counseling! 

SSPA offers adoption counseling via email for large-breed dogs at To learn more, visit our adoption page, and to get started, fill out our adoption application and email it to us.

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