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Get to Know Ruby


Jack Russell Terrier Mix




8 Years




Adopter's Home

Ruby's Story

Say hello to Ruby!  This precious gem is as cute as they come and such an outgoing girl!  Ruby came to PAWS from Chicago Animal Care and Control back in early October.  She quickly stole the hearts of many here at the Lincoln Park Adoption Center and won us all over with her adorable personality and sweet demeanor.  Soon after she arrived, Ruby was having trouble walking and her symptoms rapidly worsened from there.  Our veterinarians were quick to act and after consulting with a neurologist, Ruby was suspected to have Acute Idiopathic Polyradiculoneuritis.  She soon began physical therapy to treat her condition and it is clear to us all that Ruby is truly a fighter and she has made amazing progress so far!  Her determination is truly inspiring and it is wonderful to see how far she has come!

Ruby is hoping to find a family who will stand right by her side as she continues her recovery process.  Due to her condition, Ruby would do best in a home without young children.  Ruby recently spent some time in a wonderful foster home where we learned that she is a very easygoing girl whose ideal day would be spent sitting your lap or in a cozy dog bed.  She loves to play with plush squeaky toys and loves to eat her kibble!  She also enjoys soaking up everyone’s affection and having all eyes on her, so she would love to be the only pet in the home.  Ruby is highly food motivated and absolutely loves to earn her meals during physical therapy!  Her foster mom says that Ruby “has the most unique personality.  She constantly tries to put her head under your hand, and overall just wants to be with you.  If you are looking for a dog that will happily be your companion and snuggle all the time, pick Ruby!  She gets so excited when you come home and is the happiest little pup on earth.  She is also extremely affectionate and loves to give kisses and have her belly rubbed.”  We also found out that Ruby is completely housebroken and walks very well on a leash!  She also adores when visitors come over, just as long as they give her all the attention she desires!  Despite what she has been through, Ruby has the most positive outlook on life and has a huge heart.  She would love to find a human best friend who will love her unconditionally and give her the wonderful life she deserves!  If Ruby’s story has warmed your heart and you feel as if she needs to be a part of your family, then email us at to find out more on how you can meet her!

  • I'm a people person!
  • Cuddles!  I love a good lap to curl up on.
  • Squeak!  Squeak!  I love Squeaky chew toys!
  • I love playing with Kong toys.
  • Did someone say 'treat'?  I'll take them all!


  • I would love to find a home with children 15+.