Ricky is a young, playful 2 year old boy looking for a family to call his own. He likes other dogs and lived with our trainer and a huge pack of dogs for a few months before he went into foster care. Ricky now has a Maltipoo for a foster sister. He would love a family that can play fetch with him and cuddle with him at night! Ricky bonds very closely to females and prefers female humans to male humans. Once he grows to trust a man he is very affectionate. Ricky just needs to find a patient family who can help him realize no one is going to hurt him. This is what his current foster mom has to say about him: "This playful, handsome boy is up to date on vaccines, neutered, in great health, crate trained, and housebroken. He does well with other dogs given a proper introduction. Ricky currently lives with a Maltipoo foster sister, but has lived with 17 other dogs in the past. This sweet boy is athletic and makes a great running partner. He absolutely loves cuddles, hugs, and kisses. Ricky is very sensitive and can be fearful. He does best around calm humans and dogs. Eliminating loud noises and sudden movements would be conducive to providing a comfortable environment for him. He gets nervous and shy around new humans but warms up to them when he feels safe. Ricky needs a patient family who can help him understand that no one is going to hurt him. He is truly the sweetest boy ever and he has so much love to give. Out of all the dogs we have fostered or met, he stands out for being emotionally intuitive and loving. We are still working on his separation anxiety. He often cries when left alone at home, but is never destructive. He would do best in a home with a stay at home parent or with retirees. He enjoys being around calm, respectful children who understand that he is shy. Ricky has not been tested around cats."
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