RALPHIE in Linden, VA's Story...
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Ralphie is being fostered in Linden, VA. His adoption fee is $300, and he is 3 years old, with a birth date of December 7, 2013. Ralphie weighs about 9 pounds and is a black Affenpinscher mix with natural ears and tail. Ralphie is just full of mellow energy and high velocity love and affection.
Ralph is a people pleaser and will do his best to whatever he thinks you want him to do. He is exceptionally intelligent and a very fast learner. He is an absolutely great companion dog and could excel at whatever he put his mind to do.
It is clear that his life on the streets gave him a very difficult past, but he has overcome that with the love and patience in his foster home. He has come a long way. His fosters believe his potential is unlimited. He sleeps in the bed, is completely housebroken, and makes a wonderful member of the the family. He gets depressed when he is crated, and hates it. He needs a family who has experience with dog behavior who understand that Ralphie is unique and does not follow the typical pattern.
In his foster home, there are 10 dogs, and he has taken a no toleration attitude toward two of the males in the home. Therefore, we will only place him in a home as the only dog or one female dog of comparable size, with no males and no children. Ralphie does like to run the show. He has a huge personality and intelligence and is extremely obedient.
He loves to play with toys and loves to fetch his toys when tossed, and he loves to run outside, so a securely fenced yard is a must.. His favorite thing in the world is to sit in your lap, but he is not invasive. If he does become overly affectionate, he will obey when asked to stop. He loves to go for walks and on adventures. Riding in the car to the park or pet store is a real treat for him.
Ralphie is up to date on all his shots, and is microchipped and neutered. He is receiving monthly heartworm and flea medication. He has been vet checked and is very healthy.
Please read the information in Ralph's bio carefully, as it was written with his best interests in mind. If you feel your home meets his needs, please see the note at the top of this page to receive an application. Someone will be in touch with you by phone or email once it is received, and will explain the adoption process to you. He has a lot of personality and is definitely ready to give some lovin'. Thank you for your interest in Ralphie. If you have any other questions, please let me know. His adopter must drive or fly to pick him up. We do not fly our rescues in cargo. We do not adopt to homes with underground or electric fences.