My name is Ruby!

Pit Bull Terrier Dog for adoption in Brodheadsville, Pennsylvania - Ruby
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Kanyons Gold Rescue

Facts about Ruby

  • Breed: Pit Bull Terrier
  • Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 00243
Ruby's story remains a mystery to us before October 9th, 2013. On that day she was fortunate enough to pick the right porch to curl up on after sustaining a severe injury. At 4:45 AM a senior gentleman found her curled up on his front porch, in pretty bad shape. As a dog lover he knew she needed help and serious help at that. Being on a fixed income, as so many are in today's world, he was dismayed by the lack of resources to help this very sweet and gentle stray girl. Having no luck knocking on doors searching for her home, he began calling local vet clinics looking for help. He was told again and again he would need to pay for her care. Eventually he was given the number for Kanyon's Golden and made an emergency appointment to have her looked over to determine the full scope of her injuries. Willing to part with the little he had to get her some help and his true distress that left on the street she would continue to deteriorate, and most like pass over the rainbow bridge, he told our staff he'd give all he had available if we would just let him come right down with her. Options were few as Ruby's injuries were plenty. The thought of putting her down after examining her just seemed so unfair. For during the whole exam, even though she had on a party hat to "keep her honest", Ruby never so much as uttered a peep! Not a whimper, growl, groan, or any type of negative sound. She continued to try and give kisses and licks through her muzzle during the exam, radiographs, and more. With a shattered right hind limb her trust and unwavering belief that we were all trying to help her was amazing. Our Good Samaritan couldn't stand the thought of putting her down, but had no other options. Ruby needed extensive orthopedic surgery and would need to see a specialist if the leg was to be saved. Her medical care bills would be extensive and it would be 3 to 4 months before the possibility of adoption could even be considered......... 4 months later ..... Today, Ruby is healing very nicely! Her leg is continuing to strengthen and she just wants to be with her "peps". She loves people, any and every toy she has had the pleasure of discovering, comfortable / cushy dog beds, lying in front of the fireplace, and any treat you are inclined to give her. She is not so fond of the ice and snow which make her feel unsafe on her healing leg. She is crate and house trained (except when Mother Nature interferes - seems like a lot lately...) She has received physical therapy daily since the day after surgery and is doing fantastic overall. She is ready to start her search for the perfect forever family. This family will understand and accept in light of her history that she might have medical needs with this leg later in life, but a full life expectancy. Ruby will require supplements to minimize long term conditions like arthritis, but should continue to make a near full recovery. Running, jumping, and playing are things that she loves! If you are looking for that special red-nosed pitt, think of Ruby! She is a very special girl that is an absolute doll and has much to offer the perfect family.

About Kanyons Gold Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

Kanyon's Gold Rescue (KGR) is a small, non-profit, group of volunteers, dedicated to the rehabilitation, care, and adoption of animals rescued from euthanizing animal shelters in the Poconoc REgion of PA. KGR is a nonprofit corporation as defined in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. We promote humane education and encourage responsible pet ownership. Our first priority is to rescue as many unwanted or unclaimed adoptable dogs and pups from area shelters as possible. Relatively new to rescue, 7.5 years experience, we are committed to doing everything we can to help aid these furry friends in need. As we are a rescue, and not a shelter, all visiting of animals in our program usually occurs in the evening or on weekends. There are exceptions to availability, so please call to schedule an appointment.
All our animals are evaluated for overall temperment, for suitability around other dogs, cats and children. They are health-checked, up-to-date on all shots, placed on heartworm and flea/tick preventatives, and spayed or neutered. All are kept in foster homes until they find their very own forever homes and are treated like family. We actively train in obedience and good citizenship. While they are with us, we try to learn as much as possible about each animal in order to make the best possible match for the pet and new family.

The adoption fee does not cover all the costs of rehabilitation, inoculations, food, toys, bedding, etc. in a foster situation. We are completely dependent upon donations of time, and money to save these dogs. That is why we ask for financial donations! Every penny donated goes directly to the care of these rescued dogs.

KGR volunteers are located in and around the Brodheadsville, PA area. As such, we attempt to help animals in our area and would like to help other groups as much as we are able. We believe that working together is the fastest way to help reduce the growing numbers of euthanized, adoptable pets.

Come Meet Our Pets...

We are pleased to announce an upcoming adoptathon!

When: Saturday, August 8th 2009

from 10:00am until 2pm.

Where: Kanyon's Golden Veterinary Care, Midtown Plaza, Route 209 (just past 115N & 209 junction, across from McDonalds) , Brodheadsville, PA

Please come see the wonderful animals that are currently in our program.

Also, vistors are always welcome! As all animals live in our home, please call to schedule a visit. The pets posted are all currently available and will be adopted on a first come basis. Thank you for considering Kanyon's Gold Rescue!

Our Adoption Process...

Thank you for considering adoption of a rescued pet from Kanyons Gold Rescue, preventing an abandoned animal from being euthanized. The process of adopting a pet is simple. We require an adoption application, reference checks, and a home visit. All animals are placed strictly as inside family members, not as lawn ornaments. All dogs in the KGR program have received a full vet/medical exam, heartworm test and series of immunizations. KGR also makes sure that every adopted pet has already been spayed/neutered. KGR does not have a facility, shelter or kennel and solely depends upon volunteers to provide a temporary loving home to the dogs rescued from area shelters until an adoptive home has been selected.
KGR screens/interviews all potential adoptive individuals to ensure that every dog adopted is placed in the best-suited new home. KGR's adoption application can be found at This is a word document that may be emailed back to us, faxed, or mailed. Once an individual completes and submits an application, s/he will be interviewed by a KGR volunteer.

Once approved, an adoption fee is required. Canine adoption fee starts at $250.00 and feline adoption fee starts at $150 and is determined by many factors. Adoption fees helps to defray the costs incurred while the dog/cat is in our care, but in no way covers all of the expenses associated with each rescue animal. Donations are gladly excepted at any time!

KGR requires individuals wanting to adopt a dog to be over the age of 21. KGR will not accept applications from those who will not be the primary care taker and owner of the dog (e.g., surprise birthday gift). KGR reserves the right to deny an applicant if, in our judgment, the home situation is not compatible with the needs of the dog or if the dog is not suitable for the applicant. For example, an individual/family may be denied due to not having the type of fencing needed for a dog that is able to jump over and clear a four-foot fence. We are unable to “hold” a dog for a potential adoption applicant because this prevents another dog from being rescued from the shelter.

An adoption contract is also required and is an agreement that the new owner will: Provide shelter, food, yearly vaccinations, heartworm testing and preventative medication and medical care. KGR retains the right to reclaim any rescued animal that is neglected, improperly cared for, living in the yard, or allowed to roam free.

KGR is a very small, non-profit, organization. We cannot provide shipping fees or transport any pet. KGR’s dogs are rescued from shelters and have already been traumatized; therefore, we do not support the transport of dogs by plane unless the dog is allowed to fly with passengers.

We are open to discussing any animal currently in our program that is of interest. We place our animals on a trial basis to determine if the new pet is a good match for the family environment. Our adoption agreement requires that all pets be returned to KGR if there are any problems, as opposed to being passed on to another owner or turned in to a shelter. When an animal is rescued by KGR, we commit to that animal for the duration of his/her life and will always bring them home until a new forever home can be found. We are also happy to assist in finding a suitable animal with another rescue if we do not currently have a pet you desire.