Dog of the Week: Riddick

This is Riddick! He came to Oregon Humane via Fetch Fido a Flight Their main goal is to get dogs out of Oklahoma shelters and into states that are more pet-adoption friendly. Riddick came from a high kill shelter in Northern Oklahoma, and is looking forward to his new life in the Pacific Northwest. He’s a 10 month old 46 lb lab mix and he’s FULL of energy (as most lab pups are)!  He can get wound up pretty easily so he’d do best in a family with without little kiddos as he’s likely to topple them over.  But he’d do great with sturdy older kids! Because of his young age and energy level, he’d do best with someone who has patience and previous dog experience, and is willing and able to teach him to be the good dog we know he is!  

At his tender age he already has hip dysplasia, a condition that will require long-term management. Because of his young age, he would benefit from a consultation with an orthopedist for possible interventions that may improve his quality of life long-term. The exact causes of this problem are varied and still open to debate. A combination of genetics (heredity), nutrition, and activity level while growing, all appear to be involved. An animal with hip dysplasia has hip joints that are too loose. The condition can be managed with a combination of proper diet or weight loss, medication, and sometimes surgery.

Riddick also enjoys playing with other dogs and will need to meet any potential canine companions.  Does this sound like boy for you?  If so, you can fill out the questionnaire at the bottom of his profile and someone from Oregon Humane will call to talk more about him.

Get all the info on how to adopt HERE!

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