Meet Ralphie

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Black Labrador Retriever/Heeler Mix
Age: 5 years 6 weeks
House Trained: Yes
Good with Kids: Yes Over 6
Good with Cats: Unsure
Good with Dogs: Yes

Ralphie is a 4.5 year old, 65 lb Labrador Retriever mix. He came from a bad situation where he was not socialized and not given medical attention. After spending a few months in foster care, he is healthy and happy!He is still a little shy on first meeting people, but once he gets to know you and feels 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 he 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 overly active dog, but does enjoy investigating the backyard for short 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, but he could easily be an only dog. He has not been tested with cats or kids. We think he would be ok with kids over the age of 6 if they understand that he won't be a playful dog and that they need to be gentle with him. 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. Ralphie is a very special dog who deserves a very special home.