Ruby's Memorial in the Freedom Field

Saving dogs one brick at a time


Our beloved senior Ruby passed in our arms this past July. She had been left to die in the basement of her owner's home, starved with no food or water. We thought that she only had days to live and we wanted to give her the best last days ever, full of love and treats and human companionship. Well, Ruby decided she wasn't ready to go just then and stayed with us for over seven months, teaching us so much about survival and forgiveness. She lived each day to its fullest, even when it was clear she was not feeling well.

Each day with Ruby was a gift and we are now creating a memorial in her honor to be situated in a shady spot in our famous Freedom Field, where our canine residents go everyday to run and play and live as dogs deserve to live. We hope you will consider ordering a personalized brick to be displayed at our memorial, which will also have a special bench with a message from Ruby on it. We want this to be a place for visitors, caretakers and anyone who loves dogs to sit and reflect on Ruby's special legacy.

Your donation of $50 will buy you a special brick to be part of our memorial area and you are welcome to come visit us anytime to experience the memorial, pay tribute to Ruby and play with our dogs. We believe this will be a beautiful and peaceful place for us all to sit and reflect on our dogs, past and present, and to find the strength to continue the hard and sometimes heartbreaking work of rescue and rehabilitation, our mission at Dogs Deserve Better. We thank you all so much for your support and hope you will invest in Ruby's legacy to help save more dogs "one brick at a time."

How to Order:

Just follow the simple step-by-step process below to place your order. Be sure you are happy with your brick design as it will look very similar to the image on your computer when completed.

Order Deadline: December 31, 2019

Payment Options:

Pay online with a major credit card (VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC).
Follow the on-screen directions during checkout.

If you have any questions, please contact John Bartlett at

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