Sadly, many shelter dogs are labeled unadoptable and are euthanized. Most of these dogs are incompatible with most people because of displaying aggressive behavior or they are simply highly energetic. It’s unfortunate that this happens since a lot of dogs that are euthanized have the potential to become amazing working dogs.
A dog named Ruby was labeled unadoptable. She was returned multiple times because the families that adopted her can’t handle her destructive and high energy levels. Ruby was only a couple of hours away from being euthanized and no one was willing to adopt her until Ruby met Officer Daniel O-Neil who was also a part of the K-9 unit.
Officer O’Neil needed a partner and he decided to give Ruby a chance. Officer O’Neil pulled Ruby from the shelter where she was two hours away from being euthanized. At first, Officer O’Neil described Ruby as a crazy dog who didn’t have an off switch. Ruby was bouncing off the walls everywhere and Officer O’Neil thought that Ruby’s might be unmanageable after all.
When Officer O’Neil looked at his fellow K-9 officers with their well-behaved and expensive dogs, he could only ask why he ended getting paired with such a rambunctious dog. Little did Officer O’Neil know that Ruby will be an amazing police dog and a great partner that he can rely on.
In the next four months, Officer O’Neil spent every single day training Ruby and he never let her out of his sight. It turned out that Ruby just needed a stable environment and it didn’t take long for Officer O’Neil to start seeing some improvement in Ruby’s behavior.
After months of training, Ruby graduated from police dog training and earned her badge as a police dog. Since then, Ruby led Officer O’Neil on ten missing person cases where three were found alive. Ruby also found a missing teenage boy who went hiking and saved the teenage boy’s life.
Ruby started as an unwanted dog. Thankfully, Officer O’Neil gave her a chance. Ruby found her calling and became a hero K-9 Officer. Here’s an amazing video telling the story of Ruby who was moments away from being euthanized and ultimately becoming a hero dog.
Video Source TODAY via YouTube