Ringo is an approximately 8 year old hound mix who came into the shelter as a stray. He's making progress every day with his foster family and coming out of his shell. He's discovered the couch and the kids will sit next to him and pet him. He's wagging his tail now when I come home from work. He's more timid around my husband and is spooked by loud noises and doesn't like large vehicles but hopefully that will change as he gets more used to his surroundings. He is super easy and low maintenance.
He walks well on a leash but doesn't like to go far. He's very smart and quick to know his surroundings. We have many pathways where we live and he seems to know which ones lead to our house. He is completely house trained and has had no accidents in the house. He is super gentle taking treats from hand but is not food oriented. He sleeps on the couch at night and I only crate him when we are not home. He seems to enjoy other dogs. We have to stop and watch each one that goes by.
He's great with the kids so far. He's a bit of a solitary guy-he doesn't seek out attention or petting. He wouldn't do well with louder, busier homes. He does do stairs but just doesn't like the steep wooden floors as he's nervous because his feet slip. Ringo can't wait to find his furever home!
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Mission Statement: Forever true to The Underdog, Rural Dog Rescue is dedicated to saving the lives of dogs in shelters who are often overlooked for adoption or rescue. We save the dogs who are at most risk of being euthanized: the hounds, the black dogs, the seniors, the sick and the broken. We make a commitment to reserve a minimum of 50% of the dogs we save to The Underdog. Root For The Underdog!
Rural Dog Rescue's home base is in Washington, DC. We support several high kill shelters that euthanize in 72 hours and whose kill rate is 70% or higher in rural areas of Virginia, West Virginia, North and South Carolina. Rural Dog Rescue also helps dogs in need in Washington, DC and Maryland.
We are 100% volunteer and foster based and no salaries are paid. 100% of your donation and adoption fee goes to helping the dogs and cats of Rural Dog Rescue.
Although we try to be as accurate as possible, Rural Dog Rescue cannot guarantee the breed or full-grown adult size of any of the dogs or puppies in its care. Because many of these dogs were found as strays or are the result of irresponsible, unplanned breeding, we do not know the dog's exact background and can only list breed and size by our best educated guess. If exact breed and size are important to you, please consider adopting a dog from a specific breed rescue - We want our dogs to be adopted by people who will love and care for them forever for who they are - no matter what breed and size they turn out to be! All dogs go to their new homes spayed or neutered, up to date on all shots, wormed (although a 2nd worming may be required), started on heart worm and flea and tick preventative and sometimes microchipped.
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