My name is Ricky!

Collie Dog for adoption in Minneapolis, Minnesota - Ricky
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Ricky's Info...

I am already neutered, housetrained, purebred, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and not good with cats.

Ricky's Story...
Hi there, Ricky here! Foster mom's friend came over and brought her dog, and surprise, surprise, I was just fine with her. She stood her ground and I was okay with that. Mind you, she was a babe, and I guess I am just a ladies' man! Actually, I really like to play with dogs, but I am still naughty when the food is served. Foster mom lets me know that she is boss, so I am getting better about the food thing, but I guess I just don't want to share. She says I need a strong alpha family that will continue to show me who is boss.

And did I tell you I absolutely LOVE kids of all ages? They rock! They have to be careful not to sneak up on me from my blind side, but otherwise, they are the best! I also like cats, but I prefer those that stand still while I nuzzle and kiss them, rather than the skittish type that take flight. Then it becomes a game of chase, and foster mom doesn't seem to appreciate that.

Update: October 27, 2009 Who said you can never return to the days of your youth? The vet thoroughly examined me and said that the reason I am so very active is that I am probably about 8, NOT 12! That is like taking years off my life, but in a very good way! He also said I am very healthy but too thin, so I get extra kibble to fatten me up. This vet rules! Well, that's all folks. Now it's back to run and play, play and run, eat my kibble, run and play!

Update: October 6, 2009 Whoever coined the phrase “Age is just a number” must have had Rickie in mind. Though his surrender paperwork says this handsome boy is 12, his foster mom says he acts like a 3 year old. He loves to run and play and run and play and run and play! She plans to have the vet check his teeth to determine if there has been some sort of clerical error about his age.

Whatever Rickie’s true age, he is a happy, healthy, fun-loving guy who is great with both children and adults. He would prefer a forever home that did not include other male dogs, although he is much better with females. If a potential adopter has dogs, a meet and greet should be arranged so that Ricky can be tested with their pets.

Description: Hi, my name is Ricky and I’ve been named the Pawsonality of the Month. I’m what is known as a smooth collie, which basically means that I’m Lassie with a buzz cut. I don’t need lots of brushing and grooming like those long haired collies, so I’m very easy to live with.

My foster mom says that I am also easy to love. I guess that’s because I have lots of love to give and I’m willing to spread it around. I’m very outgoing and like to give kisses to just about everyone. There is a cat here at my foster home and I try to kiss him but since he won’t sit still, I have to chase him. I don’t get it. I mean his name is Cuddles, so why won’t he let me cuddle him? Talk about your false advertising! Foster mom says that maybe I shouldn’t live with cats, since they don’t like the chasing thing.

I love people most of all. I love adult people and I especially love little people. There are two little people here at my foster home that are 5 and 9 years old, and I really like to spend time with them. I can’t see out of one of my eyes and these little people are very careful to not scare me by coming up on the side where I can’t see them. If my forever home has little people, they should be old enough to understand that they should not approach me from that side.

My foster home also has some other dogs and I can’t say that I like them very much. I don’t like it when they try to eat my food or play with my toys. I’m happy to share with people, but not with other dogs.

Foster mom says I’m very well behaved and that I am something called “crate trained.” When she has to leave the house, she asks me to go in my den (crate) and I stay there till she comes home. This isn’t because I would do anything bad while she is gone; it’s because I don’t get along with the other crabby dog that lives here. I like to go for walks and I behave very well on my leash. I also like to go for car rides, so if you are looking for a buddy to ride shotgun, I’m ready, willing and able.

As you can tell, I am usually a pretty easy going, laid back kind of guy. Only one thing really scares me and that is thunder storms. I can’t be in my den (crate) during one because I get really, really scared and try to dig my way out. Instead, when one of those bad, scary storms comes, I hide under the covers so it can’t find me. Pretty clever eh?

Well, that’s me, Ricky. I’m not a puppy any longer but I have lots more love to give than any silly puppy. I don’t chew things or make a mess or run around like a mad man. All I do is love my family and I do it very well. If you have a fenced yard or an area where I could be supervised on a cable and a family in need of loving, I’m your guy.

Facts about Ricky

  • Breed: Collie
  • Color: White - With Tan, Yellow Or Fawn
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 2676

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Ricky, a Minneapolis Collie dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Collie for sale in Minneapolis, or seeking a Collie dog from a breeder in Minneapolis.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Minneapolis already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Minneapolis breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Collie breeders who help with Collie rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Minneapolis paves the way for another one to be saved.