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The Foundation is named for Ruthie, a black and tan miniature dachshund who overcame many obstacles in her more than 20 years.


  • Ruthie never took “no” for an answer.

  • She lost her eyesight and learned to navigate by walking in circles.

  • She overcame many episodes to acute pancreatitis.

  • She overcame anaphylactic shock at age 17.

  • She overcame neurologic and orthopedic problems.

  • She overcame episodes of mast cell tumors at age 20.

  • She still lives in the Foundation and with those who love her.
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