Ricky: Seizing Life with Joy

ricky_july_10_2013 (1)Ricky is a year old male lab mix.
He is on the small size for a lab and probably has some spaniel or something like that in him.
This dog is joyful, active, playful and loving.

Ricky is good with dogs, and in fact, loves a good doggy romp.  He can outrun, out chase and roll about with the best of them.

Ricky is a curious boy which sometimes get’s him in trouble.  For example, yesterday he brought the scrubber from the bath tub into my office.  At least he didn’t shred it.  My own dog would have tore apart out in the hall way with me not suspecting a thing!  But Ricky was so pleased with his delightfully smelling find that he brought it to me to see.  Silly dog.

Ricky jumps, climbs, scrambles over fences.  He does not do this to run off.  He does this to be with his people family.  If we are in the yard with him he stays put, but if we are on the other side of the fence, guess what?  You got it, he is with us in no time at all.ricky_july_10_2013 (5)
We are in the country with plenty of space and the road a ways off, so we have not had a mishap, but we do try to keep him either in the fence or on a leash.  With some training, I’m willing to bet he will be a great dog and you can take him anywhere, have him off lead in your yard and he will be great.

Ricky is bouncy and quite agile.  He moves like a cat and bounds like a deer.  Bet he would be great at agility.

ricky_july_10_2013 (10)Ricky has a story to tell about how he came to us with the dreaded parvo and survived!
You can read more about that by reading his earlier blog: http://www.blog.petsconnect.org/?p=18850

Ricky is ready for adoption.
If you are an active person and are willing to participate in some doggy classes (or more!) and have time to put into a dog, Ricky would be your next best dog.  He is a great dog.

is available for adoption.  If you are interested, please fill out an application and email it to us as an attachment.
Click here for adoption application

Medical: He is neutered, micro chipped, wormed, and up to date on shots.
Microchip: Included in the adoption is the registration of the AVID micro chip in the new owner’s name.ricky_july_10_2013 (7)smr
Adoption fee: $225
Leash and Collar or Harness:   a Lupine brand harness or collar and leash are provided for each canine.  Lupine has a life time guarantee; if chewed, the company will replace it free of charge.

Want to Volunteer? We can always use more volunteers willing to foster dogs like Ricky.
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ricky_july_10_2013 (3)Want to Donate?  When Ricky came to us we didn’t know he would require extensive veterinary care, but he did.  The day after coming home he had to go to the vet where he stayed for five days fighting for his life against the deadly parvo virus.  Ricky is lucky.  We are lucky.  He lived.  Most dogs don’t, and puppies don’t stand a chance.  Thank fully most dog parents are responsible and make sure their dogs are up to date on their shots so this doesn’t happen.  But Ricky was not protected.  Ricky is good now.  Fully recovered, healthy and happy.  But the vet bill remains to be paid.  If you would like to make a donation to help us with the vet bill, why that would make us even luckier to have a donor like you!

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