|Size:||Medium ( 30 – 50 lbs )|
|Age:||Adult Prime – Approx 4 years|
|Type:||Draft or Rescue|
|Breed:||White shephard and lab mix|
|Microchipped:||I don’t know|
|Vaccinations:||Yes, within the last year|
When we relocated to North Carolina last summer, it was into a much smaller house and with considerably less space. Given his playful nature and need for consistent exercise/attention, it just has not been a great fit in our new situation. Admittedly, we have not made enough time for Riggins since having our little one and we know that’s not fair to him. We want Riggins to be in a home where he gets the attention he deserves with the space to play and truly live a dog’s most perfect life.
Either an active family/couple that loves playing in the yard or going on runs/walks or a bachelor-type with the time and attention to give. Admittedly, Riggins could probably use some training on walking on a leash (he gets very excited when he sees other people or dogs/animals). He would do great alongside other dogs (he loves playing at the kennel when we go out of town and/or with relatives dogs when visiting).
The rehoming fee will be donated to Companion Pet Rescue, the organization through which we originally adopted Riggins. https://cprdogs.com/about/
We love Riggins.He is loveable, playful, loyal… a truly wonderful dog. We rescued Riggins in the summer of 2015 from Kentucky where he was in a shelter after being abandoned as a new puppy. His original name from the adoption agency was Cricket though we changed to Riggins after Tim Riggins of Friday Night Lights fame (our favorite character from our favorite TV show). While living in Connecticut, he’s saw my wife and I get married and have our first baby, whom he guards as any faithful dog would. He’s road tripped up and down the east coast, gone camping, been to the beach and helped train for a marathon. Whenever we go away for extended trips, he has the time of his life playing with other dogs at the doggy daycare and kennel. He is protective… barking at door bells, always alert, mostly skeptical of new faces though quick to warm up. Our absolute, number 1 priority is making sure Riggins is happy. We want him to have space to run and play. We want Riggins to be able to play fetch and bark at squirrels and live the life any dog dreams of. We want him to have responsible owners that will love him just as we have, to go through cans of tennis balls as I once did far more often prior to the days of parenthood and a smaller living space. And as difficult a decision as this might be for our family, it’s an impossible one that deep down we know is the right one to make.
|Activity Level:||Medium energy. Always ready for play, but can also just hang. Recommend daily walks.|
|Training Level:||Basic Training (ex. “Come”, “Sit”, “Down”, “Stay”)|
How Riggins is with…
|Housebroken:||Great – Does very well|
|Barking:||Okay – Not much of an issue|
|Great – Does very well|
|Other dogs:||Okay – Not much of an issue|
|Cats:||I Don’t Know|
|I Don’t Know|
|Strangers:||Okay – Not much of an issue|
|Car travel:||Great – Does very well|
ment (<4 hrs):
|Great – Does very well|