Featured Dog for Adoption – RYDER


Meet Ryder!

Ryder is a one-year old super playful mixed breed dog who is thriving in his foster home! Ryder’s favorite activities include: walking on nature trails, playing fetch and with his Kong and keeping watch on the neighborhood from the living room window. Ryder’s previous family surrendered him to AHR because they were not able to dedicate the time to training and playing with this energetic and active young dog. Ryder is house and crate-trained, though he is well-mannered in the home so his foster parents do not use a crate when he is left alone.

In his foster home, Ryder lives with another rescue dog. Previously thought best as an only dog, Ryder is able to live happily with another dog with proper introductions. He would do best with a more laid-back, neutral dog because he tends to be pushy. Ryder really enjoys the company of his foster sister, playing, walking and watching over the neighborhood together. Ryder’s interactions with unfamiliar dogs – especially while on a walk – have improved greatly. Ryder has been working with trainers while at daycare and occasionally barks and pulls on the leash, but is easily redirected.

Because Ryder’s puppy energy is sometimes overwhelming for the other dog at his foster parents’ home, their interactions together are always monitored. He would do best in a home with older, dog savvy kids because his playful personality may be too much for young children. Ryder has only ever lived with dogs and would likely chase a cat or other small critters.

Ryder knows all his basic commands and will happily sit and shake paw with you. He will eagerly greet you at the door and become even more excited when he sees you reach for his leash. Ryder loves to snuggle and will roll onto his back in anticipation of a belly rub.

Ryder is smart, fun and affectionate. He will keep you laughing with his goofy personality. Ryder has been patiently waiting for his forever home for far too long. Could you be the right match?

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