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Adoptable: Ripley

Age: 4 years old

Gender: Male

Breed: Shepherd mix

Weight: 55 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. He is currently eating Rx of Royal Canin Ultamino to help with stomach sensitivity

Adoption Fee: $ 250

Looking for endless snuggles!

Hi, pals!  My name is Ripley, and believe it or not, I’m a 4-year-old neutered Shepherd mix, weighing in at 55 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 secluded and enclosed yards or sniff-spots, 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 $250 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/

The Animal Pad recognizes that taking in a new dog can pose a challenge to the entire family. To best set him up for success in a new home, Ripley’s adoption package includes a FREE four-week scholarship with our partner Goodpup (https://goodpup.com/). Goodpup offers virtual, individualized training to ensure you, your dog, and your family have the skills needed to thrive together. GoodPup Scholarships include:
  • • 4+ weeks of positive reinforcement training
  • • 24/7 chat for questions and support
  • • Access to a behavior team to assist in advanced cases
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