From @blackcanine Liberty Humane Society in Jersey City, NJ.
Woof! Hi there! My name is Rugged, and I am a two year old mixed breed doggie. People sometimes refer to dogs who look like me as “low riders.” Hee! That’s a silly name! I am a stocky guy with short legs, a big chest, and an even bigger heart. :-)
What kinds of things do I enjoy? Let me tell you, I *LOVE* playing with a tennis ball. It’s the most fun thing ever! But even though I adore chasing, tossing, and nibbling on my tennis ball, I will easily give it up when asked. I share everything quite easily!
I am a strong little guy, so I can tug a bit on my leash. Guess what, though? I am also super obedient. It’s true! I already have a mean “sit” under my belt (er … my collar?), and when I am out on a walk, I am always observant of my handler. I am a respectful and polite doggie who listens well and has lovely manners.
I am also very sweet! I can be a little shy at first, but my true personality quickly reveals itself. I am open and social toward everyone I meet, including strangers and children. I can be waggy, but I won’t overwhelm anyone with silliness or activity. I am a perfect blend of playful and restrained. Give me a chance and I’ll show you how amazing I am!
I haven’t yet met too many other doggies here at the shelter. If you have a pooch of your own at home, please bring him or her along when you come to meet me.
Thanks for reading all about me! Looking forward to your visit!
Love, Rugged xoxo