Weighing in at 65 pounds, Ricky is a sizeable Dalmatian, and he has a very big heart to match. An extremely handsome boy, he sports a “patch”—a large velvety black spot that runs across his ear and over one side of his face. Because they are so cute, patched Dals are always the most popular pups in any litter, and the first to find new forever homes. Ricky is no exception to the rule.
He was originally rescued at the age of two, and is now five years old, coming back to Save The Dals when his adoptive family could no longer keep him. Naturally, he is housebroken, has all his shots and is neutered. Affection is his middle name and he loves to play with toys, or even better, his owners!
While Ricky is not suited for a household with other dogs or cats, and needs an experienced Dal owner, he makes up for all this by begging to be a “One and Only,” the special baby in his new parents’ lives. As he had no experience early in his life with small children, he wouldn’t be a good fit in a household with young ones. Suffice to say, Ricky is an affable dog who offers the extra bonus of being very well-behaved and obedience trained as well. Give this beautiful boy a chance to love you. You will love him right back!
We place our dogs in the Southern California or nearby areas only. We do not ship dogs.
Adoption fees range from $275 to $400. The lower end is charged for older dogs and the higher end is for puppies or young dogs.
If you live in or near Southern California and would like to be considered as an adopter, please complete our online application form at:
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This Dalmatian’s biography was written by Linda Gray Sexton, author of “Bespotted: My Family's Love Affair With Thirty-Eight Dalmatians”. Please visit her website lindagraysexton.com for more information about her book.
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