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Please note: we do not have a physical facility where the dogs are housed; they are cared for in our wonderful foster network throughout New England. It is our expectation that, once approved, a potential family will meet the dog)s) in the foster setting where they are feeling safe and loved.
Ross - in Maine!
Posted April 2020
This gorgeous boy is a 4 year old Rhodesian Ridgeback mix who was adopted as a young boy but recently came back to our rescue due to a changing family situation. He is a medium sized guy at 43 lbs. Ross likes other dogs but currently is soaking up the attention in a 5-person family who loves to give him attention and he loves to soak it up. He has soft fur and a gentle disposition. He is not a big kisser but accepts petting and treats!
In a doggy daycare environment he does OK but mostly keeps to himself. Once Ross “locks into” one person as “his” he can be protective so it’s important that he has good leadership so he doesn’t need to take on that role. Ross is used to a good deal of exercise, walking with his family and visiting stores.
Ross loves toys and has lots of them; he likes to play catch. He sleeps with his family in bed or on the couch and is not destructive when left alone. He is interested when the family is prepping human food, and he waits patiently when putting on his raincoat or getting toweled off after a walk in the rain. He walks well on leash but will pull towards other dogs he may want to meet. He can be loud in this situation which turns away some other dog owners even though his tail is wagging.
He is not a barker when at home and did not love the ocean when he recently was introduced to it. He did dip a toe in but was surprised and decided to stay on the sand. At home, Ross greets family members with a wagging tail. Out in public he often reacts perfectly fine but at times can be unhappy about meeting new people so the good leadership and knowing him well will help his new owners support Ross as he gets acclimated once again to a new home.
Ross will not be adopted into a home with very small kids but he lives with three older children now and absolutely loves them. An active family will just love this boy!