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Adopt Ralphie

Male Adult Shepherd (Unknown Type) / Rottweiler

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Tracking In The Shadows - Rescuing Lost Dogs

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About Ralphie

This guy is a total lover to those who are IN his circle. He is happy, silly, rambunctious and likes other dogs!

Ralphie is fearful of new people. We are working through this and Ralphie meets new people really well these days.. Ralphie finished dog 1 class and agility class! Ralphie needs a home where not many people come visit so that he can continue to work on his stranger danger.

Ralphie likes kids and loves to cuddle with them but needs to be around older children. Sometimes when he gets excited he can be jumpy and may knock some small kids over.

His foster family has brought him a long way! If you think you are up for a super fun dude and willing to be patient and work side by side with our rescue; and our trainer, please message me! We continue to learn about Ralphie and what his needs are.

Ralphie is up to date on shots, neutered and mostly house broken. Ralphie has separation anxiety but it’s getting better!

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Shots up to date
Ok with kids
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Spayed / Neutered
Ok with dogs
Ok with cats
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