Large : Larger than 45 lbs.

Hound/Shepherd Mix

HISTORY:  Rescued from a high kill shelter when her time was up. Best in a home without cats and other dogs.

Update March 2024: TO MY SPECIAL HUMAN – THIS POST IS FOR YOUR EYES ONLY!!! I know you are out there and waiting for just the right canine friend to come into your life. Well, here I am – ready and waiting for you. I have been blessed to have been at Caring For Creatures for many years, but I feel the time is right for me to retire into a home of my very own! If I may, allow me to share just some of my many positive qualities: I come already programmed with experience and wisdom; I’m a lovebug with humans (just ask the CFC staff and volunteers!), I will entertain you with my silly antics as I enjoy my toys (I have LOTS of toys here); I’m great inside and I’ve been dreaming of having a couch of my own where I can put my couch potato skills into practice. Yes, officially I’m a “senior” with 12 years of sharing love under my belt, but you will find I still have some pep in my step and enjoy (and need) exercise to keep my mature figure in top shape!! My only request is that I be your only animal friend. A fenced yard for lounging and playing would be great as well. Please call the wonderful humans at Caring For Creatures to arrange a time for us to meet – I’ll be waiting for you. Love, Babe

She’s a BABE all right! While she may not catch the balls and run the bases, she’s ready to make a home run hit with you! All dressed up in her two-tone jacket and happy to show off her long, lean legs, Babe Ruth’s a real head-turning lady! But her beauty is not just skin deep. She has the perfect skill set for a busy, active family, whether walking down Main Street or rambling through the park. Babe Ruth is a very social, affectionate lady. Just prior to our taking her in, her very temporary foster family reported that she was a HUGE couch potato only wanting to be near people! Don’t be fooled by her love of the sofa though, as she loves to get fresh air and exercise to keep her sleek, trim look! Very, very smart, she knows sit, shake and lay down on command. A friendly gal, she’s pretty unflappable and ready to head on home to your private ball park!

A Word from Babe Ruth:

“Ask just about anyone who has met me and they’ll tell you that I am one of the sweetest dogs around. When I first met one of my walkers, I knew at once she would be friendly! I immediately approached her with a toy in my mouth and placed it at her feet, and wagged my tail expectantly. I love attention and I am quick to roll onto my back for belly rubs. Although I am getting older, I still have plenty of energy and love to go around chasing tennis balls. Going on car rides is one of my favorite things! Not to be conceited, I am easily one of our smartest dogs and am perceptive and well-behaved around people. During feedings, I always wait patiently on my platform and never jump, despite being excited to eat as evidenced by my wagging tail.”

What Babe Needs in Her Home: Babe Ruth is a great dog, very friendly and loving, but she will do best in a home without cats and other dogs. Be careful that she does not see another dog or cat up close, because she can pull very hard when interested, and she may not use her best manners. A fenced yard would be great! She is happy in a crate or without, and understands the dynamics of living indoors, including housetraining. She is good around kids, and will be a great part of your family!

Winter 2024 Update: “I had a couple really sweet evenings recently with one of the long term volunteers who drives a good 2 hrs to come and help at the Sanctuary.  His name is Ed and I adore him.  He might stay after hours doing his “thing” but is always great about checking in on me and taking me out of my overnight bathroom area at The Scratching Post and to the ante room at The Post.  He and I will curl up and chat on the mini sofa there for some extreme snuggle time.  It truly does my heart good.  He will also take me for a short walk right before he tucks me in bed and heads back home.  I know I am loved and important especially with Ed by my side.   Ed tells me I am in good health and promises to come and chill with me again soon.  For this,  I am grateful.

Spring 2024 Update: “I have a new, fave plush toy. It’s a lamb stuffie,” cheerfully explains BABE RUTH!  Yep, it’s clearly well past Easter but what the heck, she might say as she clutches the lamb and transports it from her outside pen to her inside/overnight quarters at The Post.  While Babe Ruth has found a new friend with her lamb plush, more and more she is on the front lines in making friends with new staff as we reach for her to help train them in dog walking etiquette.  A confident, proud doggy,  she knows how to appropriately navigate the pen area and is one by one, guiding new staff to dog walking excellence.  Since we last spoke,  Babe Ruth also has a new outside neighbor who we feel might better suit her style.  In general, she’s not too keen on other dogs so to see her more accepting of her new neighbor is a welcome sight.  Babe Ruth is doing well health wise and she’s at the top of our list for dogs to push for rehoming this spring so we’re hoping to reach our goal!!