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Homeless dog helps a vet!


In a time when we are inundated by sad stories of dogs discarded like trash and given up by their families merely because they became an inconvenience it’s always truly uplifting to hear stories like Ruby’s.

Ruby was a beautiful brindled dog found wandering the streets of downtown Los Angeles when the staff at Pet Project L.A. rescued her. They immediately took her to be scanned for a microchip; however none was found. It became a team effort to help Ruby. One of the customers at Pet Project LA offered to foster her while they searched for her family. They spoke to neighbors, put up flyers and posted on various lost and found sites to no avail. No one came looking for her. Despite having been on the streets Ruby had the perfect temperament. The fact that she had been tossed out on the street was no reflection of her incredibly intuitive and calming nature. But as fate would have it this unappreciated gem of a dog would soon become someone’s true treasure.

Given Ruby’s special demeanor Bark Avenue Foundation reached out to Pets for Vets. www.petsforvets.com, an organization in Chicago that helps heal the emotional wounds of military veterans by pairing them up with homeless dogs specifically selected to match each Veteran’s specific personality.

Ruby found her wings when she was flown to Chicago last week to start her training in fulfilling her destiny as the beautiful healer that she is. And despite her emotional scars this special girl will no doubt heal the wounds of one lucky soldier with her endless bounty of love, comfort and inspiration.

Thank you Ruby for your service!