Hi, I'm Rutile. I’m adopted!

Terrier Mix | Adult | Male | Small

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About Me

Rutie was adopted May 2018!

Hi! I’m Rutile or Ruti (like Rudy) for short. Like the gemstone I’m named after, my foster family thinks I’m precious. They say I’m a sweet boy too. I love going on walks. There are so many new things to see! I’m a little scared of them at first, but I’m very friendly and quickly learning there’s nothing to be afraid of. I still like to stick close to my foster mom for now, though.

I lived outdoors with a bunch of my furry siblings for most of my life so I’m still trying to get the hang of this “tell me when you want to go out” thing, but I’ve discovered I love lying on the comfy couch. I really like kids from toddlers on up and I’m very patient with them, but I’m not fond of my crate. I’d rather be snuggling with my family.

Rutie recently appeared on TV!

My Profile

  • Age and weight: I'm 7 years old and weigh 10 pounds.
  • Good with kids: Yes
  • Good with dogs: Yes.
  • Good with cats: Yes
  • Fenced yard: Not required.
  • Suitable for townhouse and/or apartment: I would be alright in an apartment, as long as I get enough exercise
  • House trained: I’m working on this house training thing.
  • Crate trained: I'm OK in a crate for short periods of time, but I prefer to be out
  • Barks when left alone: I’ll bark when you leave, but then I’ll settle down.
  • Chews inappropriate items: No
  • Training: I’m looking forward to taking a training class!
  • Activity level: I’m pretty laid-back.

Meet Me

If you are interested in Rutile. I’m adopted!, consider letting us know by filling out a (no-obligation) adoption application. Please consult our Adoption FAQ before contacting us.

NOTE: We are an all volunteer group and do not operate a shelter. All of our animals are in foster homes. We are unable to place our animals outside of the Baltimore/DC area.

Ruti is NOT expecting to attend the next adoption show, April 14th at the Calverton PetSmart,, although there is always the chance that plans may need to change at the last minute.