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Ricky Pit Bull Terrier Mix Chicago, IL

  • Adult
  • Male
  • Medium
  • Brown / Chocolate, White / Cream


Coat length
Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.

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Meet Ricky

Ricky A224657

Ricky is a 4 year old neutered male who came into the shelter on 2/13 as a stray.

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Oh Ricky you’re so fine, you’re so fine.. oh wait, that’s Mickey. No worries, Ricky fine and fabulous. Ricky was a stray and very scared when he arrived at the shelter. Like many dogs, Ricky’s fear manifested as defensive aggression - growling, barking, snapping, even lunging. After a few days of decompressing, Ricky decided to give us a chance. He is still scared, he is still tentative, but he’s no longer lunging, growling or snapping; he’s putting his trust in us, and we promise not to take advantage of that trust. So we go slow, we take our time, and we let Ricky be Ricky. Ricky allows for handling and takes treats gently. He likes to be close to his handler and will follow you around. Due to his insecurity, he does get nervous when other people approach... we are working on it. Baby steps. We got you Ricky, and you got this!
  • Location Address

    2741 S. Western Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60608

  • day hours
    Monday 12pm - 6pm
    Tuesday 12pm - 6pm
    Wednesday 12pm - 6pm
    Thursday 12pm - 6pm
    Friday 12pm - 6pm
    Saturday 12pm - 6pm
    Sunday 12pm - 6pm
    By appointment only
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