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*as of 2021
Hi, I'm Ruthie! I came from Arizona in November 2019. I love discovering new things and learning!
From Ruthie's Handlers
"Since arriving, Ruthie has brought so much joy and smiles to myself and all who encounter her." -Raymond
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Hello, everyone. It’s me, Ruthie! I'm here to let you all know what I have been up to. Things have been awesome! We have been having so much fun learning new skills. Manners are still my focus but it's all very exciting. We have puppies coming and I can’t wait to meet them. I need to be a good example for them so they could grow up to be great service dogs like I am working hard to be. I hope to talk to you all soon! Stay safe.
August 2021 Update
June 2021 Update
April 2021 Update
March 2021 Update
February 2021 Update
January 2021 Update
December 2020 Update
Hello everyone, it's me, Ruthie. I’m here to let you know some of the things I have been working on, so when I grow up I am a well-mannered service dog. Manners have been a priority because it’s important that I am well mannered. Still, it’s fun learning manners even if we have to do a lot of happy circles. I am learning to be calm and patient along with proper greetings. I am also learning that everything we learn here will help us when it’s our time to move on and be great companion service dogs.
November 2020 Update
September 2020 Update
This month I have been learning numbers (1,2,3), shapes, and colors. My service vest and my leash are both blue. My friends cheer for me and tell me how smart I am. I am also practicing my manners like not jumping up on tables to get food. This takes a lot of discipline but I will always try my best because I'm going to be a great service dog for a veteran or first responder in the future.
I've been having a lot of fun in the sun. I played in the pool with my friends. I love to search for toys in the water. When I find them, I run around so fast and my friends chase me. I'll talk to everyone soon!
Hey there family,
It's me baby Ruth. I have been meeting new people because our team has gotten bigger. I have been learning how to get my dad's glasses and other items. He sure has been misplacing a lot of things! I have also been trying to resist chewing on stinky shoes. My dad says it's not cool for me to do that but it's tough for me. I'll get it eventually!
Things that I enjoy are peanut butter, cheese crackers, and belly rubs. I love wrestling with Darla and Jenni. I even like wrestling with my brother once in a while. Naps in the shade are also my favorite! Thanks for following my journey everyone!
August 2020 Update
Hey everybody! I hope you're all staying safe and learning new things like me. I'm growing a lot and getting closer to becoming a super-duper hero! The guys are taking really good care of me. I will be getting new puppy-parents soon. I'me super excited about that! Well, I have to get back to playing in the dirt with Lil Debbie. Be safe!
July 2020 Update
Hey there everybody! Shout out to my Puppy Parents: Cristina, the family, and beautiful Maple. I'm doing great, despite the lockdown ('cause of that virus), our team here is awesome. I've been learning lots of cool things. My dream is to be a superhero some day. My handlers say I'm already saving lives here and that makes me happy. I've been hanging out with my BFFs Jenni and Darla. My brother Crawford is cool too but he's a boy. :( For everyone out there that is part of New Life and our supporters, please be safe. We're in this together. Enjoy your family, value life, and trust that we will all preserve.
May 2020 Update