Update, 6/20/10: GOOD NEWS for RUBY!
She was placed in her forever home in May; read about it here.
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(Ed. note: OK guys, I practically BOUNDED out of bed this morning knowing I had this post to put up! Ruby is sweetheart-faced girl who had a rought start in life and has so much to explore in the arms of a loving new home! One look at her and you will melt … like me).
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Jeannette DeMars wrote to The Daily Corgi about Ruby, a two-year old Pem rescue in Kansas looking for her forever home.
“Will be cute for goldfish”.
Jeannette, who runs the Corgi Connection of Kansas rescue group, writes that Ruby came from an unlicensed breeder in Missouri and was taken to a shelter along with four other Corgis. “Corgi Connection was just getting started and stepped up to take the little dog. We were told the females in the group were the most outgoing. Holy cow — if they were outgoing, the males must have never came out of the kennel”.
“Ruby was delivered to us via a truck driver who does rescue work. When he handed her out the window, because he had other dogs in the truck we had no idea what a terrified, unsocialized little girl we had just taken in. We sat her down to ground and she immediately went flat. Getting her to walk was not going to happen. Our first thoughts were she was just scared from the trip. It didn’t take us long to realize this little girl, about two years old, had probably never been on grass, allowed to be a puppy or been loved on.”
“Ruby is one of Corgi Connection of Kansas’s first rescue projects – and what a project she has been!”
With foster Mom Sarah.
“After a short stay in boarding, in stepped one of our best and hardest working foster parents — Sarah Auld. Sarah had never done any kind of rescue work but had grown up with a dog. That qualifies – right?! She has been with Ruby every step of her slow progressive way and that has been since November. Two days a week, Sarah brings Ruby to my job so she can be around more people and get used to noise and activity. Slowly Ruby has come out of her shell, but she still has a long way to go.”
“Because Sarah doesn’t have any other pets and she cares about Ruby so much, she even took on another rescue Corgi for a short time and is now willing to let Ruby go to another foster where she will be around more people, pets and activity.”
“Here I am, ‘neath the mistletoe”.
“Ruby is such a brave girl; while she scares easily, she recovers quickly and pursues. Just her size, about eighteen pounds, makes you wonder how she has come along as far as she has.”
I clean up real good!
“Ruby is learning to walk on a leash, some limited playing and really enjoys being outside, especially with other Corgis! Inside she is not quite as confident. I can remember the first time I made her walk through a pair of doors into an office building. She was absolutely terrified but eventually went through. The next time we approached a set of doors we just about marched right through. I always tell her, “Ruby, put your big girl panties on, we’re …”
“In true Corgi form, she is discovering how good other food can taste. She is especially fond of Pepperidge Farm Goldfish and likes apples. As a matter of fact, when I have her at work, we post a sign: “Will be cute for goldfish.”
“My oh my, aren’t YOU odd looking?”
… it’s all new to her!
“We are looking for that special forever home for Ruby, preferably with another dog, but no children. She has so much to see, do and experience; the sooner we get her with her forever family, the quicker she can start experiencing life as a pet and not a product.”
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If you’d like to know more about Ruby or have an interest in adopting, please contact Jeanette directly:firstname.lastname@example.org