Meet Ralphie

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Black Labrador Retriever/Heeler Mix
Age: 4 years 6 months
House Trained: Yes
Good with Kids: Yes Over 6
Good with Cats: Unsure
Good with Dogs: Yes

Ralphie is a 4 year old Labrador Retriever/Heeler mix (breed mix is just a guess). He is a little shy on first meeting people, but once he gets to know you and feel safe, he waggles his entire backside to show how happy he is. Ralphie is a laid back dog with a sweet disposition. He loves attention from foster mom, but is not clingy. He is crate trained and housebroken. He will often enter his crate on his own to put himself down for a nap. Ralphie is not an active dog, but does enjoy investigating the backyard for sort periods of time, before heading back inside, which is his favorite place to be. He gets along fine with the other dogs in his foster home. He has not been tested with cats or kids. He is gentle, but not overly social, so a home with no kids or older kids who can understand his temperament is recommended. He is a little anxious when visitors come and will bark at them until he knows they are ok. Ralphie loves treats, and takes them gently when they are offered. He walks fairly well on a leash, but needs more practice. He does not like car rides, but this may improve with more time and experience. Raphie has heartworms because he was not kept on monthly heartworm prevention. Humane Tomorrow will pay for his treatment with our vet, and the treatment is very successful.