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I am already neutered, housetrained, up to date with shots, good with kids, and good with dogs.
Hi. My foster parents named me Ralph, but my foster mom calls me Ralphie. My new dad found me in the middle of the street late one night. He opened the door for me and I jumped right in his car. My foster parents put up a few signs, drove around to look for signs my owners may have put up, and posted pictures of me on a few area websites. No one was looking for me, but I’m so happy that they took me in!
The vet says I am about 1 year old and I look healthy and have a great temperament. My new parents took me to get all of my vaccinations (rabies, bordatella, leptospirosis, distemper, etc.) and had me microchipped. They also had me neutered, which I was pretty upset about. I am heartworm negative and started taking heartworm preventative.
I am very sweet and love to be scratched and cuddled. If you scratch me behind my ears and under my chin, I can’t keep my eyes open and I’ll fall asleep sitting up! I like kids and other dogs. I just want to be friends with everyone! I’m always glad to see my new family when they get home from work and I like to have visitors over to our house.
I’ve only had one potty accident inside the house, and that was the first night that they found me and brought me home. My parents said something about marking my territory. They have been working with me on house-breaking and teaching me what “outside” and “potty” means. They are also teaching me to stay off the furniture and to not jump up on people. I jump on the couch every now and then in hopes that they’ll let it slide just one time, but they always make me get down. I’m pretty smart! I am getting used to their routine and I learn a lot from their other two dogs.
When the weather is nice, I stay outside while my new family is at work. Otherwise, I stay in the laundry room behind a tall doggy gate (I can jump over the shorter ones, but I’m getting better about not doing that any more). At night I sleep in my kennel in my parents’ bedroom. I willingly go in my kennel every night, mainly because they give me a treat when I go to bed! I sleep the whole night without making a peep, but I’m always happy when they let me out in the morning. I have to greet everyone and tell them good morning with my tail and my tongue!
I don’t bark very much, but I howl like a beagle with I hear the ice-cream truck drive through our neighborhood. My parents laugh at me, but I don’t know what’s so funny.
I don’t understand why my first family didn’t want me and just dumped me, but I’ll love you unconditionally and be your best friend!
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