Name: Ryker
Age: 5 years
Breed: Australian Shepherd
Gender: Male
Weight: 40 lbs

Ryker, aka Number One, aka Mr. Happy Pants is one awesome Aussie! He’s a little goofy and a whole lot of sweet!

We’ll start with the negatives. While his manners are great for the most part, he is an addict for close physical contact and can be pushy when he wants attention. He will crate, but doesn’t like it, he wants to be where you are! That’s it for the negative. Seriously.

Ryker is smart and very motivated. He’ll work for treats and/or praise. He gets along very well with other dogs and ignores the cat in his foster home. In less than two weeks Ryker has earned “house dog” status (free reign to certain portions of the house) and hasn’t challenged fences or baby gates. Ryker is very good on the leash, likes car rides, and his recall is fantastic. He has not shown interest in toys and doesn’t chew other than dental treats. He is showing a little interest in balls and the Frisbee. He has a nice moderate energy level – he loves running around outside and settles nicely inside. We’re estimating his age at 4 to 5yo and he is a little on the thin side currently at ~40lb. Ryker has never met a stranger, he loves everyone equally. I think he’s the happiest dog I’ve ever met.

Mr. Happy Pants will fit into any home where there is an abundance of love and attention.

Ryker is UTD on vaccines, neutered, and microchipped. He is currently fostered in Durham, NC and his adoption fee is $300.