Oh, Those Ears!

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Ryker (formerly King) made his way to HHDR from Texas in January 2018 via Operation Pets Alive. He and some friends were transferred to us to help make room for the many dogs displaced by Hurricane Harvey. We quickly realized that, although he lacked manners and could be a bit naughty, he clearly had a good heart and a desire to please. He was still a puppy with tons of energy to burn at 8 months old. Fortunately, he was extremely food motivated and enjoyed training, playing with other dogs, and going on outings with volunteers.

Ryker’s cute face, with one ear up and one down, tempted many families. But one after another passed due to his intensity. After 9 weeks of waiting, Ryker’s moment arrived on March 15, 2018 when a couple recognized his potential and decided they were up for the challenge. They would give him the firm, but loving, structure he needed to thrive, and he would help their hearts heal after the loss of their previous dog. Ryker was thrilled to join his new Mom and Dad!

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We are happy to share a pupdate about this crazy boy. He adjusted well to his new home and likes having a daily routine. He adores his parents and loves to be with them at all times. He is goofy and playful, but also very smart. He knows how to sit, shake, lie down, and go to his place.

Ryker’s favorite pastimes are going for walks, playing tug of war, going to doggy daycare, and playing with his canine friends Stormy and Munch who live across the street. He enjoys hiding under the bed, and he loves popcorn and carrots. He is excited to go swimming again this summer.

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Mom and Dad say life is crazy with Ryker because he is a handful, but in a good way. At his core he is a true sweetheart, and his family couldn’t be happier to share their life with him!

We appreciate your support in helping dogs like Ryker find a “new leash on life!