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Every week, we’ll be featuring a long-term resident that needs your help to find a home! This week, we want to introduce you to Ricky!Ricky is like a puppy trapped in an old man’s body. He has the distinguished grey muzzle of an older dog, but all the eagerness and energy of a young pup! All of the volunteers and staff have adored Ricky since the day he was rescued by our Animal Cruelty Investigations unit in July of 2019.
Ricky was found with several other dogs, all chained up with dog fighting paraphernalia close by. But the second we laid eyes on him, it was clear that Ricky was a lover, not a fighter. He absolutely lit up when our investigators and veterinary staff showed up to help, and that huge smile hasn’t left his face since.
Most dogs aren’t big into hugs, but Ricky may as well have a sign on his kennel door that says “FREE HUGS” – he craves affection and loves when you kneel so he can rest his paws and head on your shoulder. He loves posing for photos and chasing after balls in the play yards with his favorite staff members. He is working on not jumping on people when he gets excited to see them, but he’s mastered sit and sure knows what the word “cookie” means!
If you are interested in adopting Ricky, you can come by the Jan Rees-Jones Animal Care Center to meet him! Ricky would love to meet any future dog or human siblings before he leaves the shelter, so bring the whole family with! Ricky is also eligible for a trial adoption, meaning you can take him home for a few weeks to see if he’s the missing piece in your family puzzle. During this time, you’ll get extra support from our foster, behavior and medical teams to answer any questions you may have, as well as all the supplies he needs while he’s with you. Whether or not it’s a perfect fit, Ricky will be thrilled to get a break from the shelter. For a trial adoption or more information on Ricky, please email firstname.lastname@example.org!
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