Imagine living every day inside a rectangle enclosure with wire walls and concrete floors. All you hear is loud barking night and day. People pass by the front of your home and stare inside making silly noises. Winter, spring, summer, and fall; all the seasons come and go, and still you sit in that same dark, wet, cold, and lonely place. Sadly, that has been sweet Ruby’s life for the past year. And no one at the Clay County Humane Society can figure out why?
Ruby is all smiles ALL day long. She loves tennis balls and wants to share her love for playing. She loves people and will do anything to be your friend. Ruby is not keen on other dogs, but don’t hold that against her. Dogs that are left to live in a shelter for an extended period can develop behaviors not typical of their usual character. The shelter environment breaks down a dog’s spirit, and some find they have to be on the defense while others shut down due to the lack of stimulation and overwhelming influx of smells and constant change of friends. While the shelter suggests that Ruby be an only pet (it is noted that she may get along with cats, a cat test is recommended), this is not to say that she couldn’t have a friend in the neighborhood or have a brother someday in the future. I have seen dogs “not recommended” for other pets be okay once they are out of the shelter environment and in a loving home with structure, training, necessary care, and of course love. If you are interested in Ruby, please inquire more at the Clay County Animal Control shelter.
It is always advised to take your adopted canine to basic obedience. Training is a great opportunity to bond with your new best friend and it gives the dog boundaries and direction through positive reinforcement. The Jacksonville Humane Society has outstanding dog training classes for beginners to advance.
Adopting Ruby will bring an immense amount of love into your home and life. She is 4-years young and would make a great walking partner. And let’s face it we could all use a little exercise, especially with bathing suit season just around the corner. If think you would like to meet Ruby but are intimidated by shelters, give me a call, and we can meet Ruby together. Please share this article and help Ruby find her forever home!
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