Ricky is a beautiful red rough who was pulled from a kill shelter when he was three years old. We know nothing about his earlier life except that he was abused and tends to be skittish around people. Even though he is fearful, this gentle boy will cower but does not bite or show aggression.
Ricky loves (and needs) the company of other dogs and is always side by side with at least one of his foster siblings. He does especially well with dogs that are docile like he is. He is leash-, crate-, and potty-trained.
Ricky will do well in a home with a patient person or family who can accept the fact that he may never be a run-to-you, lick-your-face lap dog. After a year in his foster home, his key advancements are:
* jumping up onto the bed each morning to lick his foster mom’s face and get a good, long body rub and scratch (and that’s it for affection until the next morning)
Ricky is six years old and weighs a lean 23 pounds. He is a quiet, gentle guy who demands nothing. He uses his bark as a means to communicate with you like when you ask him “do you want to go outside to potty?” or to show his excitement when it’s time to eat. Ricky sleeps quietly in his crate every night with the door wide open; he is welcome to sleep in the big bed but chooses the coziness of his crate in the bedroom.
* only lapping the dining room table once or twice before accepting a leash for his morning walk and run (which he relishes)
* sitting to gently take a treat or to lick peanut butter off his benefactor’s finger.
He is neutered, up to date on vaccinations, micro-chipped, heartworm negative and on preventative. He deserves a forever family who can help him realize his full potential and love him for whatever that will be. When you look into the eyes of this beautiful boy with one ear up and the other down you can’t help but wonder how anyone could have mistreated him. The emotional “scares” will remain with Ricky but he has come such a long way from where he started and we believe with the right family he will continue to progress. Can you open your heart and home to this special boy?
Ricky is located in Houston, TX.
If you are interested in adoption please fill out our Adoption Application. If you would like more information, please contact Connie Lawrence at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keep in mind that we prefer to place dogs within driving distance of where they are being fostered. If someone from outside the local area is approved for adoption, they must be willing to fly in to get the dog and that can only happen if the dog is stable enough to travel in the cabin with the passenger.
February 18, 2013
Ricky has been Adopted!
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