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Ricky Ricardo

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Size: Small
Age: Baby
Gender: Male
Breeds: Miniature Pinscher, Chihuahua
Unknown with Kids

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Meet Ricky Ricardo…He has the beat and the groove plus he is available for adoption!

Ricky is part of a litter of sweet babies that were dumped and fending for themselves for a couple of months. Some nice people that were feeding them asked if they caught them, would PAWS take them in. BUT OF COURSE!!

Ricky is very sweet and a true velcro pup, but needs someone patient enough to let him come out of his shell. Once that happens, he transforms into a typical happy puppy. He loves his toys and will chase a ball for hours.
He also loves to just curl up next to you and cuddle in the crook of your neck.

Ricky is doing well on his potty training but, as with any puppy, will need someone committed to continue working with him on this. He loves to be outside, although loud noises tend to scare him a bit. He is still quite leery of the leash, but is slowly progressing with it and is quite the smart boy.

Ricky’s ideal home would be with someone who is home quite a bit to assist with his socialization. A confident canine playmate and fenced yard would also be big pluses.

This handsome boy is blossoming into a very loving, funny pup and it will be truly amazing to witness his continued progress.

Name: Ricky Ricardo
Breed: Chihuahua/Pomeranian/Min Pin Mix
Sex: Male
Age: 16 weeks as of 3/24/2020
Weight: 6 pounds as of 3/24/2020
Spayed/Neutered: Too young - Spay/Neuter Contract will be required and strictly enforced
Vaccinations: Up to date
Heartworm: Too young (testing is done at 6 months of age)
Houstrained: Not usually
Microchipped: Yes

PLEASE - Think long and hard before adopting a puppy - consider the lifestyle change this puppy will come with - he cannot be crated for more than 3-4 hours at a time until he’s older, puppy proofing your home will be necessary, puppies scratch and nip so if you have small children, can they handle this?? Training will be so important in this puppy’s life, do you have the time??

Please review this checklist for socializing puppies - do you have the time - ask yourself!!!
https://drsophiayin.com/app/uploads/2015/12/Socialization_Checklist.pdf?fbclid=IwAR2pO6dNeaYtlGHI_N90XHWRYZU3qJMB58LzhJgFSdrvxpcPI8Oi7i7q7As

Puppy Donation:  $525.00  (includes spay/neuter surgery to be arranged by Paws New England at a partner veterinarian in several locations throughout New England).  If adopter wishes to have his/her own veterinarian perform the surgery, $100 will be reimbursed upon proof of spay/neuter.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
Interested in a specific dog, please fill out an application if you are interested in a dog. The number of individual inquiries is overwhelming and we are finding it difficult to respond to each one. We cannot guarantee you will receive a timely response.

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.

Adoption donations cover pre-adoption vet costs (including vaccinations, spay/neuter when age appropriate, and heartworm testing/treatment when necessary), a microchip, and transportation to New England if necessary.

Donations for our young, healthy puppies and dogs support their fellow canines of advanced age or suffering from injuries and abuse whose donations are reduced but whose veterinary costs are typically much higher. We appreciate your understanding that your dog will help others in need.

All known information about the animal is listed above. We do our best to give accurate information, but most of our dogs are rescues and do not come with a known history.

Paws New England abides by the dog importation regulations set forth in the states of MA, CT, NH and RI.