#2676 – Ricky

Status:   Adopted!

Lloyd Price - Personality
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Status: Adopted!
Type: Smooth Sable and White
Age: 8 years
Birthday: November 1996
Gender: Male
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Good with children: Yes, Yes, YES! Can I have some kids, please??? LOVES kids of ALL AGES, although they must make sure they don't approach him from his blind side.
Good with other dogs: I don't get along with some dogs, but females are better than males!
Good with cats: Would probably chase cats that run. He is fine with cats that stand their ground.
Housebroken: Yes
Foster Location: Greenfield, WI
Special needs: He is blind in one eye. Should have a meet and greet before being adopted by a home with dogs. While a fenced yard is preferred, he would also do well supervised on a cable. He needs a strong, alpha family that will let him know who is boss.
Adoption requirements:
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Description: Collies are famous for being wonderful family pets who are great with children, but Ricky is a particularly family friendly boy. He currently lives with two little girls, ages 5 and 9, and as you can tell by the photos, he just can’t get enough cuddle time with them. In fact, his foster mom says that since Ricky loves both children and water, she needs to keep a close eye on him to prevent him from climbing into the bathtub when the kids take a bath!

Ricky also loves to spend time with the adults at his foster home. He likes to go for walks with his foster mom or for a ride in the car where he prefers to ride shotgun. In the evenings, Ricky-the-lap-collie loves to spend time watching his favorite TV program from his favorite spot – foster dad’s lap. This guy has so much love to give and is always finding new ways to show it.

What Ricky doesn’t love are other dogs. Although, he has made some progress and could possibly get along with a very mellow pooch that would not try to challenge him, his ideal home would be as an only dog. He is fine in social situations and recently attended Pet Expo where he spent time with numerous other collies, but he doesn’t like to share his home and family. Although he is both food and toy aggressive with other dogs, it should be noted that he has never shown any aggression toward humans. There are cats at his foster home and Ricky would like to play with and nuzzle them, but the cats are not appreciative of this kind of attention. When they run, he will definitely give chase, so his forever home should either be feline free or include only dog savvy cats that will stand their ground.

Ricky is blind in one eye and though this does not cause him any discomfort or affect his ability to get around, he can be startled if someone approaches him suddenly from that side. For this reason, his forever home should only include children who are old enough to understand this and not frighten him.

Ricky is both housetrained and crate trained. He would do best with either a fenced yard or a supervised tie out. He is not a particularly chatty collie, though when someone says “squirrel,” you definitely get his attention. He has been known to “borrow” any tasty treats that are left too close to the edge of the counter, but he is always very apologetic afterwards.

If you and your family have room in your lives for only one dog, Ricky should be the one. He will be a best friend to your children and a wonderful buddy to watch the game with. And if you have trouble getting your kids to take a bath, you will find that Ricky is much better than a rubber ducky.