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Adoptable: Ripley

Age: 3.5 years old

Gender: Male

Breed: Shepherd mix

Weight: 53 lbs

Personality: Active and cuddly at the same time!

Education: Good with bathroom and leash training

Favorite Activities: Cuddling is life! Shadowing his people, being around them, playing with toys.

Looking for: A calm home with playtime and relaxation. He does well with dogs and kids, but would prefer calmer home.

Special needs: Ripley will need to go to a home that can continue to support him in his training when meeting new people. He now does great with his gentle leader, and is working on some resource guarding when passing other people when out on walks. He is doing great so far and this training will absolutely need to be continued in his forever home.

Adoption Fee: $ 350

Looking for endless snuggles!

Hi, pals!  My name is Ripley, and believe it or not, I’m a 3.5-year-old neutered Shepherd mix, weighing in at 53 pounds.  I’m the absolute sweetest boy, and I’ve come all the way from Tijuana to find my furever home! I was relinquished shortly after my adoption and was not a good fit in their home.

I’m a true “Velcro” doggie, and there is nothing more in the world that I want than to be loved and receive attention from my people.  I’m happy chilling and cuddling all day long with you, but I also enjoy going out for walks and playing fetch.  I get along with other doggies just fine and really enjoy running around off-leash at dog parks, but my preferred friends are smaller and calmer dogs.  As you can see, I’m a tripod, but that hasn’t held me down one bit!

I am crate-trained and house-trained (no destructive tendencies here!), and I have no separation anxiety to speak of.  One thing that I am working on right now, though, is my pulling while on a leash.  However, I’m making great progress, and with my eagerness to learn and receive training, I’m sure I’ll master it in no time. I will need some help with anxiety management and understanding that I can relax at home and around my people. 

My ideal household would probably be in a home without kids.  While I am very tolerant of kiddos, I really crave the attention and company of adults.  Other than that, all I need is love and attention! Just make sure that cuddles and belly rubs, and me being allowed to be a lap dog, are all check marked! I would need continued training and support, specially with slow introductions with new people and while leash walking, to prevent resource guarding my own family. Check me out on IG @ripley_the_rescue_

Do we sound like a great match?  If so, let’s schedule a meet up! My adoption fee is $350 and that includes spaying/neutering, shots, and microchip.  If you want to take me home, please fill out the form on the website here: https://theanimalpad.org/adoption-application/