​Ribsey's Refugees

Linda's dog Ribsey, who crossed the rainbow bridge in March, 2020, made quite an impact on many people's lives. He was the blue-eyed Pit Bull mix whose curious head hilariously and repeatedly would pop up over the fence checking out clients, is the namesake for the organization. Ribsey was scheduled to be euthanized on Christmas Eve in 2006. Desperate to save him, Linda agreed to foster him until a home could be found. He was an undernourished, hyper, ball-obsessed dog with six inches of his tail dead from a neglected infection resulting from going 'kennel crazy' in the shelter. Although Linda intended to find him another home, goofy Ribsey immediately won her over with his gentle eyes and absolute loyalty. With Linda, he had found his home forever.


Ribsey's Refugees is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Contributions to Ribsey's Refugees will first be used to meet immediate needs such as veterinary care and medicines, food, physical rehab, professional evaluation and training to assist in socializing any dogs that are currently in our care.  

We think every dog deserves a warm bed and a loving home. They don't ask us for much, but what they give back is immeasurable beyond words. Your help in guiding abused dogs to new health and a caring home is truly appreciated.

© 2017 Ribsey's Refugees.org. The information given by Ribsey's refugees and it's contributors in any article, consultation or training session is for informational purposes only. Subsequently, any medical advice referring to canine care is not intended as a substitute for a veterinarians consultation.