Meet our sweet Ricky …
Do not make the mistake of overlooking dogs who have been at the shelter for a long time. They are just as worthy of a home as any other dog there, and deserve a chance to show how GREAT they are! Ricky has been at the shelter since July! He is very anxious to get a home before the holidays. Ricky is about 3 to 4 years old, and a "lab-boxer" mix. We were very surprised that he did not get a home during the adopt-a-thon this past weekend. Ricky loves everyone! He even lets people dress him up in funny costumes! But as you can imagine, he is tired of being in a cage. Don't you want to rescue him? If your house is full, then please consider SHARING Ricky's post... it is too sad to let this dog go one more day in the shelter!
Note: Please keep in mind that all adoptable pets need time to decompress once they enter a home. For some it will happen quickly and for others it might take a few weeks. You'll want to be understanding of what they have been through and their level of insecurity. We ask that you treat all of them as if they were an 8 week old puppy. Assume they know nothing and begin at step one. You'll soon know what they are capable of and what behaviors you will need to "kindly" work on with your new family member. It's called commitment! And, that's what these pets want more than anything!
*We recommend that if you have other dogs to bring them to meet your potential new dog.