Ruby Dooby Do to the Rescue

Each month a hard to place dog in foster care will be featured to give them extra exposure to find their forever home.

Vegas, a 3-year-old, 70-pound black lab. This good boy was found abandoned on the side of a Central Valley road with a severely injured front leg and other injuries. A local vet recommended he either go into rescue or be put down. Golden Gate Lab Rescue (GGLR) stepped in. Their vet found that Vegas had a fractured shoulder bone and a serious rotator cuff injury on his front left leg. His therapy includes cold laser treatment three times a week. His healing progress has been great, but his adopter will have to be absolutely committed to following the rest and rehabilitation protocol (no running or jumping) to ensure Vegas’ rotator cuff fully recovers. Vegas is one pawsitively special dawg. He is located in Walnut Creek. His adoption fee is $400. Check out this sweet boy’s video at: If you are interested in Vegas, call, text, or email Rescue Rep Dave, 415-686-4248,
GGLR was established in 1986. They adopted out 280 dogs in 2017. They are a nonprofit/tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization. The all-volunteer organization has no offices or overhead, so all direct donations go directly to shelter fees and medical care (shots, microchipping, spay/neuter) for labs in need. Other options to help GGLR include purchasing lab-inspired shirts, bags, bottles, scarves, and magnets (

Update: Daisy the Pug (featured in August, 2018) has been adopted. Since this column first publication, 10 of 12 featured dogs have been adopted.

[Ruby Dooby Do is Concord’s Instagram celebrity Doberman with more than 63,000 followers. Column written by Jill Hedgecock, author of Rhino in the Room, Program Coordinator, Mount Diablo branch of the California Writers Club,]