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'The Flash' Killed [SPOILER]. Or Did They? No movie will convince you that we don’t deserve dogs more than Rescued By Ruby, a heartwarming story of canine heroics that is coming to Netflix on Thursday. Starring Grant Gustin, aka the guy from The Flash, it’s a film that’s sure to get the waterworks going whether or not you’re a dog lover.
But viewers will have a tough time not loving Ruby, a shepherd-collie mix who goes from a mischievous mutt to a noble hero—and all she need was a little peace, love, and understanding. What’s so funny about that? And wait, there’s more—not only is Rescued By Ruby an emotional, feel-good story about a dog, it’s also an emotional, feel-good story about a real dog.
That’s right, Rescued By Ruby is based on the true story of police officer Daniel O’Neil and his police dog Ruby. Read on to learn more about the Rescued By Ruby real story. IS RESCUED BY RUBY BASED ON A TRUE STORY? Yes. Rescued by Ruby tells the true story of Rhode Island State Police Cpl. Daniel O’Neil and his canine partner, Ruby, an Australian shepherd and border collie mix who was returned to the shelter five rescued by ruby before finding her forever home with O’Neil—and eventually helping him save a young boy’s life.
WHAT IS THE RESCUED BY RUBY REAL STORY? According to a recent article in the Miami Herald, Rhode Island State Police Cpl. Daniel O’Neil, who is now 41, adopted an eight-month-old puppy named Ruby from a rescue shelter in 2011. Ruby, part Australian shepherd and part border collie, had already been adopted five times—only to be returned because of behavioral issues.
Patricia Rescued by ruby, a shelter volunteer and animal trainer who told the Miami Herald she stopped Ruby from being euthanized more than once, the dog was “a total knucklehead,” always moving, squirming, and straining at her leash.
Then O’Neil, who was in need of a search-and-rescue dog, adopted her and trained her as a police K-9. “They said that she was unmanageable, and they were actually going to put her down at the SPCA just because they couldn’t find a home for her,” O’Neil said rescued by ruby a separate interview with NBC 10 News.
But O’Neil worked with Ruby, bonded with her, and, amazingly, six years later Ruby saved a life. In October 2017, a teenage boy got lost in the woods while hiking and was missing for over 36 hours. On the search-and-rescue mission that ensued, it was Ruby who found the teenager, who was unconscious and in need of immediate medical attention—but alive. And here’s the real twist: That boy was the son of Patricia Inman, the rescued by ruby volunteer who initially vouched for Ruby.
“She saved a life because she was given life,” O’Neil told NBC 10. “It was a ‘thank you’ to the Rhode Island SPCA and the state police for not giving up on her.” For her heroic efforts, Ruby was named the 2018 “Search and Rescue Dog of the Year” by the American Humane Hero Dog organization. And now, Netflix’s Rescued by Ruby will tell their story, with Grant Gustin—best known for starring as Barry Allen on the CW series The Flash—starring as O’Neil.
“My kids are very big fans of him and they love the show,” O’Neil told NBC 10.
“For him to wear my badge number and take my name is awesome.” WHERE IS DANIEL O’NEIL AND RUBY FROM RESCUED BY RUBY NOW? O’Neil now oversees an 18-dog K-9 unit at the Rhode Island State Police, and he and Ruby are still working together after 11 years. They have teamed on many successful search-and-rescues and helped to convict two murderers, according to the Herald. She’s still occasionally causing trouble—three years ago, she ran away, prompting a 19-hour search for her that eventually found her returned home, safe, sound, and with a live skunk in her mouth.
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Running time 90 minutes Country United States Language English Rescued by Ruby is a 2022 American biographical drama film directed by Katt Shea.  Its story follows a state trooper named Dan, who dreams of joining the K-9 search and rescue team of the state police, however has been unsuccessful in doing so until he befriends a shelter dog named Ruby.
The film is based on a true story.   The title is a reference to the 1905 British silent film Rescued By Rover.
The film was released on March 17, 2022, by Netflix. Contents • 1 Plot • 2 Cast • 3 References • 4 External links Plot [ edit ] Ruby is an extremely hyperactive half border collie that has been adopted multiple times from the shelter she has been in over the last six months, but always later returned due to an inability to train or control her.
Rhode Island state trooper Daniel O'Neil has dreamed of joining the K-9 search and rescue team of the state police. Rescued by ruby, he has been rejected five times and he only has one last chance to qualify before he turns 30. Daniel learns that the K-9 unit has no funds to import any more German Shepherds, the breed usually used in search and rescue teams, and therefore he would not be able to join the program.
He finds out his wife Melissa is pregnant with their second child, making him even more determined to go for it. The promotion would also improve his pay and benefits. Pat, an advocate at the shelter, begs her workmate Rick to give Ruby a little more time. He announces that in the evening they will put her down. Dan discovers a K-9 dog doesn't have to be a German Shepherd, but is curious, agile and spirited. Then he visits the shelter, and Pat convinces him to adopt Ruby to train her and join the program.
The story then follows Dan's attempts to train Ruby, their failures and their successes. They both are high-energy, enthusiastic and rescued by ruby to discover how to work together effectively. Captain Zarella explains that after an entry exam, those accepted do six weeks of intensive training. To enter, the dog and the owner must have the right temperament, focus, calmness and compassion. Ruby does well until finally, impatient, she wiggles free, disturbing a bee's nest.
Out of the official training, Mel reminds Dan he got through the police academy with dyslexia and hyperactivity, so maybe he should try homeschooling Ruby. At the exam at six weeks, Ruby passes. They wait for months on their junior team, until finally they are needed. Sent to a home where a murder victim is meant to be, Ruby senses human remains, but Dan can't find them.
Disappointed, he ignores her, dejected. She runs off during the night, only to have Zarella tell him the remains were found at the scene where Ruby indicated, but buried beneath concrete, Zarella tells Dan it was amazing that Ruby caught the scent, and he should have trusted his K9 partner. Dan frantically searches for Ruby, finally finding her.
Dan and Ruby join the search teams seeking Michael, a boy who got lost while hiking. They find him in the rain and dark, and the boy turns out to be Pat's son. Cast [ edit ] • Grant Gustin as Daniel O'Neil • Bear as Ruby • Scott Wolf as Matt Zarrella • Kaylah Zander as Melissa O’Neil • Camille Sullivan as Pat Inman • Tom McBeath as Seamus Brady • Sharon Taylor as Sam • Eileen Pedde as Sergeant Amanda Grinnell • Jude Culham-Keays as Michael • Giacomo Baessato as Rick McGuinness References [ edit ] • ^ "Grant Gustin to Star in Netflix Real-Life Drama 'Rescued by Ruby' ".
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• ^ "Watch Rescued by Ruby". Netflix Official Site. Retrieved February 16, 2022. • ^ Galuppo, Mia (February 25, 2021). "Grant Gustin to Star in Netflix Real-Life Drama 'Rescued by Ruby' ". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved February 16, 2022. • ^ Bart, Peter (February 11, 2022). "Peter Bart: With A Massive 86 Movies On Its Slate, How Many Keepers Can Netflix Make?".
Deadline. Retrieved February 16, 2022. External links [ edit ] • Rescued by Ruby on Netflix • Rescued by Ruby at IMDb Add links • This page was last edited on 5 May 2022, at 02:35 (UTC).
• Biography • Drama • Family Chasing his dream to join an elite K-9 unit, a state trooper partners with a fellow rescued by ruby clever but naughty shelter pup Ruby.
Chasing his dream to join an elite K-9 unit, a state trooper rescued by ruby with a fellow underdog: clever but naughty shelter pup Ruby.
Chasing his dream to join an elite K-9 unit, a state trooper partners with a fellow underdog: clever but naughty shelter pup Ruby. Netflix puts out so much trash that I was surprised to see a G rated film from them.
(Were your regular writers all on vacation when this one was written?) This could've been a Hallmark movie. Warm, family friendly, and.a lovable dog! And - it's based on a true story!
Nice to watch something that doesn't pollute the mind. Keep it up, Netflix! The real Ruby dog's breed is a mix of Australian shepherd and border collie. On the right is the actor dog Bear as Ruby in the Netflix movie. How many times was Ruby adopted and returned to the shelter before finding a home with Dan O'Neil?
The Rescued by Ruby real dog was adopted and returned to the shelter five times, mostly due to being unmanageable as the result of persistent behavioral problems. "Ruby was dynamite, a handful, nonstop," says shelter volunteer and dog trainer Patricia 'Pat' Inman, who was determined to find a suitable home for the rambunctious Ruby.
Inman told the AP, "She jumped and bit her leash. She wouldn’t sit or lie down. She just never stopped moving. She was special, and she needed a special person." Pat Inman had to repeatedly intervene to prevent Ruby from being euthanized. -American Humane Yes. In researching how true is Rescued by Ruby, we discovered that the real dog indeed came very close to being put down.
"When the dog was just about two hours from being put down, one of the advocates for the dog, [Patricia Inman], wanted her to be offered to the Rhode Island State Police," says Dan O'Neil. "I finally got my wish and was assigned Ruby." -Today Was it State Trooper Dan O'Neil's dream to work in the K-9 unit?
Yes. "During my first seven years as a trooper, I told just about everyone my dream," says Dan O'Neil, "to work in the Rhode Island State Police K-9 unit." -Today Why did Trooper Dan O'Neil decide to adopt Ruby and train her as a search rescued by ruby rescue dog?
Rhode Island State Trooper Dan O'Neil's department was in need of another search and rescue dog. "Patricia [Inman] knew there was something about this dog," says O'Neil. "There was something about [Ruby's] energy, her focus, her drive. She just needed a job to get all that focused energy to work at." "She was an absolute wreck," recalls Dan. "She hadn't had a stable home for her first eight months of life and was in desperate need of love and stability." -Daily Paws Yes.
"[Ruby and I] both kind of know where each other's coming from," said O'Neil, who has also had challenges with learning and focusing at times. -AP Was Dan O'Neil's wife rescued by ruby at the time he adopted Ruby?
Yes. The Rescued by Ruby true story corroborates that his wife was expecting. "I brought [Ruby] home. Rescued by ruby wife was pregnant. We had a toddler and another dog," says Dan. -Today Melissa and Dan O'Neil in real life (left) and as portrayed by actors Kaylah Zander and Grant Gustin in the Netflix Rescued by Ruby movie (right).
Are most search and rescue dogs bred and raised for the job from birth? Yes. While most search and rescue K-9s are bred for the job and cost around $7,500, Ruby was a shelter dog that was eight months old when she was adopted in 2011 and began training with Rhode Island State Police Corporal Dan O'Neil.
"The training Ruby had to get was from the ground up. We had to build a foundation with Ruby," says O'Neil. "There's always going to be that stigma of, 'She's the shelter dog,' but the second you see her workin', then you're rescued by ruby be like, 'Well, okay, we're good.'" "Sometimes I'd look at other members of the K-9 unit with their respective high-priced K-9s bred for police work and say, 'How did I get this disaster?' It wasn't easy, but I wanted my dream to come true, so I had to make it work." Dan says he discovered that once Ruby was in a stable environment, she began to turn a corner.
-Today Yes. The Rescued by Ruby real story confirms that with the help of Dan O'Neil, the once unruly underdog Ruby excelled when it came to her training and rose to the top of her class.
Did Ruby run away from home? Yes. In real life, this happened in early December 2018. The Rescued by Ruby real dog escaped from Trooper Dan O'Neil's fenced backyard and ran away. The dog was found around 1 a.m. not far from O'Neil's home after several hours of searching. The Rhode Island State Police stated at the time that neither Trooper O'Neil or his K-9 Ruby would be reprimanded.
Did Ruby help to search for the child of the very same person who cared for her at the shelter? Yes. "I got up early one morning, opened my son's bedroom door, and he was gone," says Pat Inman, the woman who had cared for Ruby at the shelter and helped to place her with Rhode Island State Police officer Dan O'Neil.
"He had been missing for 36 hours," says Officer O'Neil. Another K-9 unit officer named Scott Carlsten remarked that they had been on a lot of similar cases of missing persons that didn't end well. The real Dan O'Neil and Ruby, his K-9 search and rescue dog. Inset is actor Grant Gustin in the Netflix movie. Where was Patricia Inman's son found? In October 2017, the real Ruby dog led her handler, Officer Dan O'Neil, straight to Patricia Inman's teenage son, who had fallen into a ravine while hiking and was about a mile and a half into the woods.
He had been missing for 36 hours and was unconscious, having hit his head on a rock. The boy was in critical condition with a faint pulse and a bad head laceration. Dan radioed the other troopers and rescue units his GPS coordinates, but they were having trouble locating him. However, Ruby's persistent barking drew them to the scene. The K-9 Ruby was able to accomplish what the human search party hadn't been able to do. She found Pat Inman's son and summoned help. The young man spent a couple of weeks in the hospital and made a full recovery.
"Can you imagine," says Dan, "the dog whose life she saved seven years ago ends up saving her son's life?" Ruby was named the 2018 Search and Rescue American Hero Dog. How long has Ruby worked as a search and rescue dog? In researching the true story, we learned that at the time of rescued by ruby release of Rescued by ruby Rescued by Ruby movie in March 2022, Dan O'Neil and his K-9 dog Ruby had been partners for 11 years.
During that time, Ruby and Dan worked together on several successful rescues. Ruby also helped to put two murderers behind bars based on evidence she sniffed out. -AP What is K-9 officer Dan O'Neil doing today? O'Neil, 41, still works with the Rhode Island State Police. He currently oversees an 18-dog K-9 unit that includes Ruby. -AP Is Rescued by Ruby based on a book?
The Netflix movie is based on the short stories "Ruby: A Godwink Dogwink" and "Dogwink Ruby" by Squire Rushnell. The short story is included in Rushnell's book Dogwinks: True Godwink Stories of Dogs and the Blessings They Bring. Is the dog actor who plays Ruby in the movie also a former shelter dog? Yes. In an interesting twist, the dog actor, Bear, who plays Ruby in the Netflix film, is also a former shelter dog.
The movie's dog trainers saved Bear from being put down. -AP
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This 10-digit number is your confirmation number. Your AMC Ticket Confirmation# rescued by ruby be found in your order confirmation email. State trooper Dan (Grant Gustin) dreams of joining the K-9 Search & Rescue team, but no one will give him the chance.
Shelter dog Ruby dreams of having a home, but is running out of hope. When fate brings Dan and Ruby together, it's their unshakable bond that helps them face their toughest challenge yet. Based on a true story. •
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Netflix's new heart-warming tale, Rescued by Ruby, depicted the real-life story rescued by ruby a K-9 search dog named Ruby. The film starred Grant Gustin, best recognized for his role as Barry Allen/The Flash in the Arrowversetelevision franchise, as the titular character named Daniel O'Neill. Gustin's character was based on the eponymous real-life Rhode Island state trooper, also known as Ruby's owner. Rescued by Ruby began with eight-month-old Ruby's adoption after rescued by ruby failed attempts to find a home due to her hyperactivity, partly due to her status as part border-collie and Australian shepherd.
Ironically, Bear, who played Ruby in the film, had a similar success story. O'Neill took on the challenge due to his interest in becoming a member of the K-9 search and rescue team despite seven previous rejections and to prevent Ruby's euthanization. The newfound pair began their training process, but it didn't initially go smoothly, considering Ruby's excitable personality.
However, O'Neill revealed their commonalities when he shared his dyslexia and hyperactivity diagnosis, which caused people to not believe in him. Ruby defied rescued by ruby odds when she passed the K-9 entry exam with flying colors.
She later proved to be a vital asset and was considered one of the best K-9 units on the team. While six years passed in real-life between Ruby's adoption and her rescue of a teenage boy, the film made it seem like only a few months had gone by. In 2017, Ruby was sent on a search and rescue mission to locate a teenage boy who had been missing for 36 hours in the woods. The boy was later revealed to be the son of Pat, a shelter volunteer.
He was in critical condition, but Ruby managed to find him just in time and led the other police units to him by merely her bark. rescued by ruby saved a life because she was given life, It was a 'thank you' to the Rhode Island SPCA rescued by ruby the state police for not giving up on her," stated the real-life O'Neill in an interview with NBC10.
The following year, Ruby was voted the "Search and Rescue Dog of the Year" by the American Humane Hero Dog organization. As of 2022, O'Neill and Ruby have shared 11 eventful years together as partners, which even involved the conviction of two murderers and her 19-hour disappearance in 2019. RELATED: Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Amy's Ex-Boyfriend Was Unrelenting Netflix's Rescued by Ruby was a perfect example of how a dog-centered film can be tear-jerking without the dog having to die at the end.
The film encouraged viewers to choose the "adopt don't shop" policy when selecting a new furry companion. In addition to the heart-warming true story aspect, the performances by Gustin and Party of Five's Scott Wolf were also enjoyable. Gustin's rescued by ruby touched O'Neill, considering his kids' high opinions of the actor. "For him to wear my badge number and take my name is awesome," revealed O'Neill in the same interview. Rescued by Ruby proved anyone can succeed if they put their minds to it.
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Follow her on Twitter for more shenanigans @Cassidy_Lee18 You can also contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org More From Cassidy StephensonNetflix is trying to tug at the heartstrings of dog lovers everywhere with Rescued by Ruby. In the movie, streaming now, The Flash star Grant Gustin plays Dan, a state trooper who keeps unsuccessfully applying to the state police's K-9 team.
Until, that is, he meets a shelter puppy called Ruby. All very touching stuff for fans of man's best friend. But what sets Rescued by Ruby apart from movies such as Marley and Me, A Dog's Purpose and A Dog's Journey (amazingly, they are different films) is that it is based on a true story, with the events occurring in Rhode Island in 2011.
And that true story takes a dramatic turn, including a coincidence that viewers would think was totally unbelievable if someone wrote in a script (just so you know, there are spoilers ahead for the film). Netflix recently screened the film for the real people whose lives it was based upon, so we also know how they feel about how they were portrayed.
And Newsweek has all the details below. The True Story Behind Rescued by Ruby Grant Gustin in "Rescued By Ruby." The new Netflix movie is based on on true story.
Netflix The real-life Ruby was an Australian shepherd and border collie mix with behavioral problems. First dropped off at the shelter when she was four months rescued by ruby, five separate families adopted her, only to bring her back to the shelter because of her issues.
As shelter volunteer Patricia Inman told the Miami Herald: "She jumped and bit her leash. She wouldn't sit or lie down. She just never stopped moving. She was special, and she needed a special person." That "special person" turned out to be state trooper Daniel O'Neil. He saw Ruby's behavioral problems as a strength: it meant that the dog had lots of energy.
Read more • All the TV Series and Films Coming to Netflix in March 2022 • All You Need to Know about 'The Flash' Season 8 • 11 Heartwarming Stories That Will Brighten Your Day He was also taken by what he saw as the dog's intelligence, and decided to train her to be a police search and rescue dog.
He could also identify with her, as someone with hyperactivity issues himself. "We both kind of know where each other's coming from," he told the Miami Herald.
The real O'Neil told pet information and news website Daily Paws: "She was an absolute wreck. She hadn't had a stable home for her first eight months of life and was in desperate need of love and rescued by ruby O'Neil had been trying to join the K-9 unit since 2004, but only got in with Ruby in 2011. The pair then spent years learning all the skills that a police dog needs—tracking and trailing, evidence detection (including human remains) and land and water search and rescue.
It was in 2017 when the story took its dramatic twist. In October of that year, a teenage boy went missing after a hike. A human search party failed to find him, and there were concerns that he was seriously ill or even dead. After 36 hours, however, Ruby found him unconscious after falling into a ravine. After they found the boy (who has since recovered), O'Neil went to tell his mother—only to discover it was Inman, the shelter volunteer who rescued by ruby convinced him to give the dog a chance.
"I was so grateful. I was beside myself and overwhelmed," she said.
"So many things had to fall into place for this to happen the way it did. The universe works in mysterious ways." This amazing coincidence led to the story making nationwide news, and led to Ruby winning American Humane Hero Dog Award for Search and Rescue in 2018.
In a video to accompany the award, O'Neil said: "If you give a shelter dog a second chance, you could possibly change the world; she changed the world for this young man." Rescued by Ruby reflects this message about the power of rescue dogs by casting a dog named Bear in the title role.
It too is a shelter dog, saved from being put down by the movie's dog trainers. They rescued by ruby adopted Shiloh, another dog who Bear had a strong bond with. In the real world, O'Neil is now in charge of K-9 operations for Rhode Island state police, overseeing 18 handlers and 19 dogs.
He still works with Ruby as well as a new dog called Koda. Speaking to The Providence Journal, O'Neil said actor Scott Wolf did such a convincing impression of his boss in the unit that, "watching the movie at home at times felt like [Matt] Zarrella was in the room giving him orders again." It was with Zarrella's character, however, that the film made its biggest change from the true story.
The rescued by ruby portrays Ruby as the first shelter dog taken in by the force, whereas in reality Zarrella had established the unit with shelter dogs before the police agreed to pay for bred police dogs. Rescued by Ruby is steaming now on Netflix.
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