My name is Ralphie!

Boxer Mix Dog for adoption in Wantagh, New York - Ralphie
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Road to Home Rescue Support - Long Island, NY

Facts about Ralphie

  • Breed: Boxer Mix
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
■ ■ EMERGENCY!!!! Ralphie (dog) is HOLDING on to his CAT SIBLING for DEAR LIFE! He had an appointment to be EUTHANIZED by his family of 3 years! PLEASE SHARE or foster or adopt ... PLEASE! Cannot stress how serious his situation is! ■ ■

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)

About Road to Home Rescue Support - Long Island, NY

About Our Rescue Group...

Road to Home was started to be able to focus on animals in need and to provide support to local rescues. After years of working in shelters and with rescues, we decided starting our own rescue was the best way to do what we do best! We are a 100 percent non-profit and 100 percent of the money we raise goes towards animals in need. Our 5013c is pending. Here’s what we will focus on:

-Providing guidance and support for re-homing an animal.
-Providing medical attention, training, spay/neuter, and food/supplies to a homeless animal.
-Pulling an animal from a euthanasia list or from an unsafe situation and placing them in a foster or permanent home.
-Working with rescues and shelters to facilitate adoptions by doing home checks, adoption applications, and networking to find foster or permanent homes for animals in need.
-Working with rescues and shelters to coordinate adoption events, food drives, and fundraisers.
-Raising money through a Chip-In to help specific dogs with training, medical needs, and adoption.
-Raising funds that can be allocated to specific needs of other rescues and shelters (including medical expenses, training expenses, food, and transport) as well as pledging money to animals in jeopardy of euthanasia.

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Our Adoption Process...

Road to Home Rescue Support requires an adoption contract and application to be completed and executed. Personal references, vet reference and a home visit must be approved to finalize the adoption.

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Road to Home Rescue Support Adoption Fees:
Puppies age 2-4 months $350
Puppies age 5 – 11 months $300
Adult Dogs 1yr or older $250
Senior & Special Need Dogs - &75

Adult Cats (1yr and over) - $75
Kittens - $100 (2 kittens $150)

Fees include: UTD shots, spay/neuter, HW treatment (if dog is +), transport and microchip.