EAST ISLIP, NY: Ralphie nipped the landlord when he came onto their property unannounced. For THAT -- he was scheduled to be KILLED! Animal advocates BEGGED the landlord for more time, he gave them ONE WEEK to find him a home -- and he was VERY CLEAR -- THAT's it!
RALPHIE has been amazing until him mom got pregnant. He became protective of her which was at first "so cute" but instead of addressing this -- they let it continue to the point where now they want to PUT HIM DOWN. Because of the "nip" -- the shelters would likely not accept him or euthanize him.
Ralphie is a SWEET BOY who just needs some training -- his issues can be turned around with a good trainer and firm boundaries. He's only 3! As you can see -- he is VERY CAT FRIENDLY. Ralphie needs to be the ONLY DOG (likely able to adjust as Ralphie was taken to dog parks and was once well socialized with other dogs and people). His behavior changed when his owners had a new baby . Instead of addressing this problem, they let it go and now Ralphie is going to pay the price by losing his life.
While he needs to be the ONLY DOG, he is CAT FRIENDLY! He currently lives and often cuddles with the families cat, as well as a one year old. However, we don't want to set him up for failure again ! We are looking for a owner who will be able to implement the training techniques he requires as well as work with a trainer to make him the best dog he can be. Time is not on Ralphie's side and we are very afraid that if we don't find something soon , he will end up DEAD!
■ Located in East Islip, NY
■ Boxer Mix, 3 yo neutered male, UTD on shots
■ Needs to be ONLY DOG (though likely can change given early socialization with other dogs ... more of an issue at this house)
■ CAT FRIENDLY (LOVES the kitty)
■ CONTACT: firstname.lastname@example.org
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