Every rescue-dog relationship has a honeymoon phase

August 2, 2011- Source: The Globe & Mail

Every rescue-dog relationship has a honeymoon phase: First, you’re the dog’s saviour, then you’re in for a test. The boxer was from the Humane Society and Ruby’s owner says she has her work cut out for her. So far, she leaves her office twice a day for visits and has spent over $900. Ruby’s history starts with ignorant backyard breeders and ending with abandonment at a dog park. Alice Fisher, rescue-dog guru and owner of DogSmart training says Ruby should be treated like a puppy and that she should not get away with anything just like a puppy. But in the end, both the dog and owner choose each other.