Pet of the week: Ralph

Ralph is a 2-year-old husky/hound mix and is already a complex fellow. But his ideal home is out there, we just know it! According to our favorite volunteer trainer who has been coming to help us with this sweet boy, Ralph is conflicted. He loves people, but he takes time to warm up. He’s leery of a lot of things, but he’s also clever and sensitive. He needs time. He needs love. He needs consistency. That’s true of all pets, but it’s especially true of Ralph.

He has to be your only pet. Ralph might never be the kind of guy you can take on trails or to the beach with lots of dogs and strangers around. But he deserves a happy home just the same, no? He will give you love and loyalty. He’ll give you protection and endless entertainment.

Ralph is one of our “tough cases” as he is dog-aggressive. We don’t know about cats. He wants to meet the cats here, but we’re not sure what his motives are yet. We love Ralph. And we’re doing everything we can to make sure he has the best chance at finding his best and forever home. Let’s work together to find Ralph a home for the holidays.

The animal shelter is located across from the Public Works Department off the Sterling Highway. The shelter’s business hours are noon-7 p.m. Tuesday, noon-5 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, and 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Closed Mondays. For more information, call 907-235-3141.