Ripley is a 25 lb., ~2 year old neutered cattle dog mix in Londonderry, NH.
Ripley is extremely smart and sweet, but he also is very selective about who he likes - he can be reactive to strangers. Once he learns that someone is fine and will not harm him, he will warm up and become their best friend.
He loves being outdoors and exercising (especially running!). Inside he loves snuggling up on the couch. He doesn’t like cats or children it seems, he likes most other dogs but he can occasionally be picky with them. He’d be great at agility, he knows lots of tricks, but his prey drive does take over when he has the chance to chase.
He would do best with an active couple who have experience with reactivity and having a yard would be a big plus. Reactiveness is almost always towards people (random people) and occasionally dogs (if the dog is aggressive/initiates barking).
Nips/Bites have occurred to anyone who disregards my directions and continues to approach Ripley believing they are "special".
Rip needs someone who understands his worry about new people and who will give him the space and time to observe and approach when he is ready. Once he realizes who his new people are, he will offer all the love in his heart.
Ripley is in Londonderry, NH.
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