(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Needs special attention,
Spayed or Neutered,
*Age: 11 years old
*Current Weight: approx 40 lbs
*Adoption fee: $300
*Health: Up to date on vaccines, & microchipped
*Adoption requirements: Adopter must be 25 or older,
Ricky is 11 years old and is looking for an incredibly special family to adopt him for the last chapter of his life. Sadly Ricky is being given up by the only family he has ever known due to his special needs. They have young children and feel they can no longer handle the care he requires. Ricky is described by his family as “the sweetest dog we've ever had. He is great around kids and is super full of life and energy, considering his circumstances” . Ricky is a Rhodesian Ridgeback mix and he suffered an FCE ( spinal stroke) about 2 and a 1/2 years ago. The FCE impacted the use of his legs, but through intense physical therapy we were able to regain function in his right rear leg. The left rear leg never gained function function back, so unfortunately, eventually it was amputated after 2 years. Ricky does best wearing a male diaper to prevent dripping/leaking, but he lets you know when he needs to go to the bathroom, by going to the door and barking. What a good boy !!! But since he had an FCE, it's usually a short fuse from when he barks to when he really needs to go.Ricky does sometimes use a wheelchair if he is going to be outside for an extended period of time, but he can also walk on three legs when he needs to. Ricky is in great health otherwise and this sweet boy will decline rapidly in a shelter environment. We would love nothing more than to find a loving foster home ( or forever ) home for him.
To apply to adopt, fill out an application at https://snarrnortheast.org/adopt/
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