Stats: 7 months old, male
Location: Midland area, TX
Adoption Fee: $325
📍no other dogs in the home
📍patient adopter that will continue his public socialization training
📍no kids under 12
Meet Ralphie! Ralphie is a 7 month old, 25 pound mini Aussie who is a master snuggler and giver of kisses. He loves to be with his people (SUPER velcro!) in whatever they’re doing and is the perfect size to keep your lap warm. He can be a bit shy meeting new humans, but quickly warms up within a few minutes and is ready to be loved on. This boy craves affection and will soak it all up whenever he can.
Ralphie has been around older kids and done well, but is not tested with young children. He is a medium energy boy who loves a good tennis ball, zoomies in the yard, and games of fetch (when he remembers to bring it back), but then is perfectly happy to follow you around the house and hang out when it’s time to settle back down. He has perfected the “Aussie sploot” and will plop down where you are or often even heads to his kennel for a quick nap.
Ralphie is eager to please and ready to learn whatever you throw at him. He has been working on basic commands, has great recall, and walks well on a leash. He would benefit from continued work being exposed to new places and things. He gets nervous and will oftentimes shake when he first gets somewhere, but has learned to trust his human and is doing well exploring the world! He would love to continue this socialization work and join his humans on lots of adventures.
Ralphie takes time to warm up to new dogs. While he has adapted well over time to living with his foster brother and enjoys some playtime with him, he would do best as the only dog in the home. He is cat friendly and does fine sharing his home with feline friends, even grumpy ones!
Ralphie is house trained, crate trained, microchipped, neutered, up to date on all vaccinations, heartworm negative, and monthly preventative. He is being fostered in Midland, TX and is available for adoption in Texas only.