Ricky (New Digs)

Age: Adult
Breed: Boxer
Gender: Male

Meet Ricky (New Digs)!

Meet RICKY! Richard Eugene is an adorable, 8-year-old, 55 pound bouncy-ball of joy and affection who is looking for a loving new furever home. The vet thinks he could be a mix of Boxer, Beagle, and ???. Just look at those soulful, big brown eyes! 😍 They won me over when I adopted him from a shelter at just under a year old – he had been picked up as a stray. Ricky is up to date on shots and flea/heartworm prevention and has never even heard of a health problem! He is strong and athletic and would make a great running buddy and an AWESOME agility trainee. He’s housebroken and crate trained but we have not used the crate in years (I will give you the crate if you want it).

Rick is super affectionate and will eat up ALL the scritches and belly rubs you have to give. He has a cute and quirky personality and makes lots of funny little vocalizations. He gets along with his two elderly brother dogs, but has a strong prey drive and would not be safe around cats and other smaller furries. (Not sure about younger kids but he loves the older neighborhood kids, with appropriate supervision.) Ricky is an attention hound and is very jealous – he would adore being your only love bug and getting all the attention!

Rick is super smart and takes to training very well – he’s such a people pleaser. He can sit, fetch, and “down” (don’t jump up on me) and walks on a leash, but we are still working on “stay” and “come back here” – he’s just so excited about life and wants to go, go, go! I’ve worked hard with him to not be reactive when we meet other dogs out walking, and he’s doing so great.

Rick is such a nifty little dog who deserves the best life can offer. I’m moving in with my elderly father to be his fulltime caregiver and am heartbroken that I can’t take Rick with me. Do you have the time and energy to match Ricky’s enthusiasm? Apply to meet sweet Rick-Rick today, you will not regret it!

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If you have a specific question about Ricky, then please email newdigs@dallaspetsalive.org. If you are interested in applying to adopt this pet, fill out the application at the link above.

Ricky is participating in the Dallas Pets Alive rehoming program. All of the medical, behavioral and other information about this pet was provided by the pet’s owner. Dallas Pets Alive encourages all adopters to verify the information prior to adoption. Please note that Dallas Pets Alive (DPA) is acting as intermediary to connect prospective adopters with individuals wanting to rehome their pets. DPA is not liable for any information provided about this pet and the adoption transaction is purely between the pet owners and adopter. DPA is not responsible for any damages, injuries or adoption returns as a result of any adoption transaction. DPA! is not responsible or liable for any animals involved in its New Digs program. DPA! acts solely as a facilitator of adoption between the animal’s surrenderer and potential adopter and makes no claims as to the accuracy of the animal’s medical or behavioral history provided by the surrenderer.

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