Gentle Gem Ruby Bulldog (Oldies Club, fostered Norfolk)

Gorgeous girl Ruby is an 8 year old English Bulldog who is a gem by name and an even bigger gem by nature. She came into the Oldies Club rescue after her owner had a change in work commitments and was no longer able to care for her. She is enjoying the good life in an Oldies Club foster home in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, and looking forward to going to her loving, forever home.

Please note that Ruby needs a home with owners who have experience of Brachycephalic (flat-faced) breeds, such as pugs, frenchies, bulldogs, bostons etc.

Good in the home: Ruby took a few days to settle into her foster home, mostly because her sight isn’t good and she had to get accustomed to her new surroundings.

Can be left for short periods: Ruby is fine to be left for a few hours, she sleeps most of them and has never had an accident in the house. She is a very sociable dog and loves human company. She would therefore not be happy with someone who works full-time, possibly short part-time hours might be okay.

Pets in the home: Ruby has met lots of dogs while out on her walks and she has been very friendly towards all of them. She gets on well with her foster carers’ 2 dogs. She would definitely benefit from having the company of another resident dog. It’s not known how she would react to cats and other small furries.

Children: Ruby has met children of all ages and adores them, but due to her poor sight she could easily knock over younger children. Ruby could happily live with children aged over 8.

Out and about: Typical of her breed, Ruby enjoys her walks though she does need a little encouragement to start. It’s no speed walking for her, she is an amble and sniff girl. She is also happier if she has another dog walk with her. She comes when called in the house but hasn’t been off-lead. Currently, she is having two walks of 30 minutes daily.

Good in the car: Ruby behaves well in the car. She just needs a little help to get in!

Favourite pastimes: Sleeping and eating are top of the list for Ruby. She is a foodie and is so excited at meal times. She has started to play more: she loves a tug of war with her big cuddly toy and a game of chase.

Ruby’s dislikes: She is spooked by anything sudden, shadows, movement and loud noises. Again, this is because of her poor sight and, once reassured, she soon settles.

Ruby’s ideal home: The perfect home for her would have a resident dog and people at home for the majority of the day. You will need to be lovely people with experience of Brachycephalic (flat-faced) breeds, and not move your furniture around too much.

Health notes: Ruby has been neutered, vaccinated, wormed and had flea treatment. She will need ongoing treatment for her dry eyes which are cleaned twice daily and ointment applied. She also has fake tears in between these treatments. Her wrinkles also need cleaning daily. She had ecoli in her ears and they have improved with treatment but will still need cleaning regularly. Ruby was very overweight when she arrived in foster and whoever adopts her will need to keep her on a healthy diet (she has raw food and fresh vegetables).

More from Ruby’s foster carer: “She is gorgeous, gentle, loving and determined. Ruby is a gem by name and an even bigger gem by nature. She is an oversized lap dog who loves nothing more than a big snuggle. She is an absolute sweetie; whoever adopts her will be getting riches beyond belief and a big chunk of her foster family’s hearts.
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If you would like to offer darling Ruby a permanent home, please read our Adoption Procedures for information about the adoption process. You can then contact an Oldies Club rehoming co-ordinator as follows:

Telephone: 0844 586 8656

Ruby can be rehomed anywhere on the UK mainland – the closer to her foster home the better though, subject to a satisfactory home visit. Note that you will be required to travel to the foster home to collect her.

If you would love to offer a home to an oldie but your circumstances aren’t suitable, perhaps you would be kind enough to sponsor one of the special oldies we are caring for that, due to health problems, are unlikely to be offered a permanent home.

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