Rue is a beautiful spayed female Anatolian Shepherd Dog who was born around June 30, 2013. Rue and her sister Kat (also available for adoption) were dumped along a country road and left to fend for themselves. They ended up on death row in a shelter in Texas, but are now in a DogsOnly foster home while we help them find a family and home.
Rue is super sweet but is more reserved than her sister. She will warm up to you, though, once she sees you are friend and not foe. She is heartworm negative and in good health, however, she is about 20 lbs underweight. We have not had the opportunity to evaluate her with cats or children but she is good with other dogs.
Rue was rescued by The National Anatolian Shepherd Rescue Network (NASRN) which is a nationwide volunteer rescue effort, but they do not maintain shelters, and rely on regional volunteers and organizations like DogsOnly to help them rescue animals
As with all Anatolians, secure fencing is an absolute requirement! Please don’t be tempted to adopt on an impulse. Typical of their Anatolian Shepherd heritage, Rue could well live to be 15 years old, so you should take the time to carefully consider the long term commitment, expense, and passion it takes to give her the home she deserves. Bringing a very large dog like Anatolian Shepherd into your home will almost certainly involve a significant financial commitment, and will require some personal sacrifice on your part including things like very frequent walks to learn good house training. For that reason we would prefer a family experienced with large breed dogs as well as the patience and time to train and help Rue be the best she can be. Rue will reward you with unbounded love and devotion, but you must be committed and serious about your decision to bring her into your life. Remember, this is an adoption, not a sale, and we’re very serious about making sure that both you and Rue are a good match for each other.
Rue will not be available to meet without prior arrangements at the DogsOnly weekly adoption showings at Petco in Little Rock. If you contact DogsOnly at least 1 day in advance of our scheduled weekly adoption showings, we can make arrangements for you to meet Rue in person at the West Little Rock Petco on Chenal Parkway across from Target and Home Depot. This is in the same strip mall as Old Navy and Shoe Carnival. Our showing hours are from 1-4 every Saturday except major holiday weekends. Remember, if you come to the showing without calling at least 1 day in advance, Rue may not be there to meet you.
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Rue’s adoption fee is set by and goes to the National Anatolian Rescue Network and helps to reimburse expenses for all the necessary vet care including: spay or neuter (mandatory - no exceptions, rabies, all vaccinations (including all puppy shots, rabies, adult boosters and Bordatella, grooming, Frontline for flea/tick preventative, heartworm check if age appropriate and monthly preventative for all ages while in foster care, collar and 50% of basic training classes. The adoption fee does not reimburse for all our expenses and covers only a portion of the cost of Rue’s rescue and rehabilitation expenses. We do not receive any type of tax, government or corporate sponsorship. Please keep this in mind when you are adopting a fully vetted dog.
IMPORTANT - Please call Petco at 501 219 9907 on Saturday between 1:00 and 4:00 PM only or email firstname.lastname@example.org BEFORE coming to visit Rue to make sure that she is still available for adoption.
The email contact to learn more about Rue is email@example.com you can complete an online adoption application by clicking the orange colored links at the top or bottom of this page.
Due to time restraints, we are not able to accept phone calls but we always try and answer all emails within 24 hours. All of our young and adult dogs are available for a 2 week home visit before finalizing the adoption process (local adoptions only). This is to help ensure it is a good match for all involved without making a final commitment. Puppies under the age of 6 months are not available to go on home visits. All of our rescues are in private homes and not available to be visited outside of showing times. All of our foster homes work with our rescues to ensure they are crate trained and most are also housetrained. None of our foster homes have cats, so we can only make our best guess as to how our rescues would do with cats. We rescue from high kill shelters and once accepted into our program, none of our rescues are euthanized. We provide for all their vet care, socialization and training until an appropriate home can be found. We rely solely on donations and are a 501(c)3 Humane Society.
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