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English Bull Dog Goes From Rescue to Community Volunteer

DALLAS — When Ruby Sue showed up at Dallas Animal Services, she was looking pretty good. But her good looks were hiding some big issues with this English Bulldog.

“Literally every thing you could think of Ruby Sue had,” says Leslie Sans, Executive Director of Dallas Pets Alive!

Ear infections, dry eyes, skin issues, ear worms. And to top it all off, it looked like she might have just had a litter of puppies.

“We believe the ‘former owner’ either took her puppies and dumped her or she had a miscarriage,” says Sans.

Dallas Pets Alive! fixed up all of Ruby Sue’s problems and found her a temporary foster home… And wouldn’t you know it, the foster family turned out to be “furr-ever.”

“The foster that rescued her fell in love with Ruby Sue,” say Sans. “How could you not fall in love with that Ruby Sue face?”

“My husband loves English Bulldogs — he`s always wanted one. So I thought ‘Why don`t we just foster her? Then you can experience an English Bull Dog and help save one’s life,’” says Ruby Sue’s new owner Cassie Evans. “Well, it turns out he is absolutely smitten with her. This is his daughter.”

Now Ruby is in a happy home with plenty of company.

“She plays with her brothers and sisters, she loves licking our cat’s ears, which absolutely drives him nuts!,” says Evans. “She’s not a fast mover, but she’s so funny.”

Hey what’s the point of running around in this Texas heat when you can just lay down and look good all day?

“She`s been going to a low income nursing home with me, and she`s pretty much their favorite thing to see,” says Evans.

From doing time on the street to being a “do-gooder” in the community, Ruby Sue has made quite the transformation.

To learn how to adopt a “Ruff Life” dog, visit Dallas Pets Alive.