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Ryker Matthew

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Size: Large
Age: Young
Gender: Male
Breeds: German Shepherd Dog
No Cats

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This handsome, handsome guy is full of character and can make you laugh a lot!    He likes to interact with his people.  The first time he saw his little person (5 year old) taking a shower instead of a bath he thought maybe it was an emergency and ran to get grandma to make sure everything was A-OK. 

Ryker has a lot of energy that he would love to run out with someone that likes to take trips to the dog park, camping, to the beach or wherever.

He is still a puppy and needs to be socialized to new things. He is currently living in a duplex and it’s okay he says but his people don’t take him anywhere to romp and his backyard is tiny. He will do great in a home with or without children though he would prefer to have a kid around or an adult that is young at heart. 

He needs some work getting out and about. His first trip to the vet was no fun for him at all.  The next trip was better but he needs someone that will get him out and about so he is used to it.

What does he like?   Car rides, toys, running outside, hanging on the couch with his human

What does he do that will drive you crazy but you will really secretly love?  He will wake you up with tons of slobber.

What is he working on?  Not use his mouth to tell you what he wants - i.e. mouthing  he doesn’t have hands of course so he needs to be taught how to communicate.  He likes to chase cars too… and a little bit of jumping up.. 


Dogs:   He has been around a few other dogs but hasn’t had much time to interact with them. He wouldn’t mind having a buddy to play with.
Cats:   Chases them. Do not recommend a home with cats.|
Kids:    LOVES his children!. He often sleeps with his 5 year old human!

Name: Ryker Matthew
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Sex: Male
Age: 7 Months 
Weight: 60
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Vaccinations: Up to date
Heartworm: Negative
Microchipped: Yes

Adoption Fee: $525.00

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Paws New England is a rescue, not a shelter, and as such we do not have our dogs housed in one location - they are in foster homes both in New England and in our southern foster homes.   If you’re interested in a specific dog, please complete a short online application and you will receive a reply within 48 hours so you can ask questions.

At present, if a dog is listed on our website, the dog is considered still available HOWEVER, may have applications that have come in before yours but it’s still too early to know if any are a good match; therefore we encourage you to apply.

NOTICE WITH REGARD TO LOCATION OF DOGS:  Please note: Paws New England is a foster-based rescue. We do not have a brick and mortar building to house the dogs we rescue. We have found that dogs in foster homes are much more adoptable because they have been observed in a home setting. Dogs listed with Paws New England typically reside in various locations throughout the south (primarily Tennessee, Texas, and Arkansas) and New England (not necessarily in the state of Rhode Island). You will be notified by the adoption coordinator of the location of the dog you are interested in so you have the ability to decide whether to pursue adoption or not.

Dogs transported to New England are done so at a fee of $150.00 paid directly to the transporting company by Paws New England; no additional transport costs are responsibility of adopter. This fee is included in the adoption donation.

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