Adopting a pet is a serious undertaking. Like taking on any new family member, it’s a commitment. In adopting a pet, you’re saying you’re willing to love and care for them unconditionally for the duration of their life.
A family in Orange County, Florida didn’t see it that way. They surrendered their pit bull to Orange County Animal Services after finding the dog wasn’t a fit.
When you hear about someone abandoning a pit bull, you may fall into stereotypical thinking. Was the dog mean? Did it attack others?
In Ruby’s case, it was the complete opposite. The one-year-old dog is friendly and obedient. Ruby was surrendered to the shelter for being “too nice” for a family that was looking for a guard dog.
When her story hit social media, the interest in the good girl escalated quickly. After spaying her, shelter staff got to work on finding Ruby a forever home.