Do you feel like a little lonely, in need of a partner in crime? Ranger Rick is here to the rescue! This mature cutie has been with APA for a while, and his calm, polite demeanor has made him a volunteer favorite. You will never meet a pup that takes treats this gently. He has a soft and soothing personality - the kind that makes coming home that much better. And have you seen his adorable under bite? Warning: one look, and you'll be his forever. Ranger Rick has lived in a home before so we already know he's kind of perfect. He is house-trained and can be left alone waiting for his next adventure with no problems. Some of his favorite things are stuffed toys, car rides, fetch and long strolls on grassy areas. He also has the seal of approval as a great houseguest from his volunteer friends that have opened their homes to provide sleepovers away from the shelter for this sweetie. Ranger Rick walks very well on leash and is polishing up his 'place' and 'come' commands. He's super smart and enjoys his training sessions as they keep his mind active. He is also a TOP Dog Trainee. The Total Obedience Program (TOP) is modeled after the AKC's Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test. As a TOP dog, Ranger Rick has a personalized training plan and works with a volunteer trainer several times a week to help him learn the skills to become the best dog he can be! He is learning skills like sit and down, walking nicely on leash, sitting calmly when approached by strangers or other dogs, staying in a sit or down until told 'free,' and coming when called. Once Ranger Rick successfully completes all the skills on his training plan he will be considered TOP Dog Ready! Ranger Rick is working hard to become a wonderful pet and as a part of APA's Total Obedience Program you can work with APA staff to continue to build a training relationship with Ranger Rick after adoption and master all the TOP dog skills together. Check out a video on APA's CGC program, on which the TOP was based: https://vimeo.com/89434193 If you are looking for the Sam to your Frodo, come visit Ranger Rick and lead him to a forever adventure... just hopefully not to Mordor.