Hi! My Name Is RUBY

We're happy to tell you that RUBY has a new furever home.
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**AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION approximately 3-1-21 following heartworm treatment**  Hey y’all! My name is Ruby and I’m a cute little gal from Oklahoma. Not too long ago I found myself at a rural pound with my time almost up. I could not believe my luck when I was chosen for rescue by Dolly’s Legacy! Now that I’m safe and secure my favorite things are food, affection, and sleeping with my head under a pillow. Can you just stay home and pet me all day? My big brown eyes and soft thick fur make this a pretty appealing offer, I can assure you. I will even climb onto your lap if you let me! I’m not a very shy girl but am a bit nervous. However I’m also very smart and attentive, so a little training goes a long way in helping me settle into new situations and build confidence. I’m getting more comfortable in my foster home and every day show I am a little more confident. I used to watch the other dogs play or wait until they were done with their toys before I took a turn, but now I like to join right in on the fun. I know some basic commands and love to show them off, and when given treats I take them very gently. I have a medium amount of energy right now, but that may change once I’m feeling better after my heartworm treatment is finished. I probably had a litter of puppies at some point in my life since I was only recently spayed and I love to groom the foster puppy that lives with me. Since I'm a Heeler, I would do best with a home with kids over 10 or no kids, I would probably want to herd them. I do show some herding behavior, but mostly I’ll just herd you to the couch so you’ll sit down and pet me. Sometimes my instincts kick in towards smaller dogs, but I play really well with dogs my size or larger. I am friendly and accepting when meeting new dogs, but if they give me attitude I have no problem sticking up for myself! I would probably do best with other dogs who are calm and submissive (but still playful), but I’m willing to meet anyone to see if it’s a good fit. I’ve already done most of the hard work for you since I am house trained and kennel trained, and if you have a dog door with a fenced in yard I’ll even take myself out every time I need to. Now all I need is to find a family who will continue building my confidence through basic obedience, leash training, and positive new experiences. I have so much love to give and I can’t wait to find my forever home!   Ruby is a female Red Heeler who weighs 30 lbs and was born approximately 12-12-18. She is spayed, vaccinated, microchipped, given flea/tick preventative, dewormed. Ruby is undergoing life-saving treatment for heartworm disease. She will need to remain on heartworm preventative for life, as is recommended for ALL dogs, and retested in 6 months to ensure she is heartworm free. Adoption fee is $400 to help offset the many expenses we have for vetting costs. We rely strictly on adoption fees and donations to continue to save the lives of orphaned & abandoned pets; 100% goes towards their care. If interested in adopting one of our available dogs or puppies, please complete an online adoption application at You will be contacted by our adoption coordinator via email after your application has been reviewed & approved to schedule an appointment.