In this beguiling tale of danger and rescue, a young beagle-terrier mix named Ruby is pregnant, abused, and neglected. She escapes her abusive owner, vowing that her babies will not suffer at the hands of a cruel human. A police officer notices her nursing her pups at the side of a road and brings the new mother and her brood to the pound. A kindly man sees something special in her, and takes her home despite her fearful ways. Wary at first, Ruby eventually understands that her human really does love her, and she in turn admits that she loves him. Her dog's-eye view of human foibles and quirks imbue the story with charm, humor, and a satiric edge. Like countless other damsels in distress, Ruby is rescued by the love of a good man—her human.