Keep your sneakers handy if you adopt Ralphie, a lively 1 year-old Border Collie/Beagle mix male who will definitely pick up the pace at your house. This pup is very enthusiastic about everyone and everything so will need some training to channel all of that puppy energy in a positive direction. A couch potato he is not so Ralphie will need a family who has the time and energy to devote to a young dog. He would do well in a home with another active canine or two to pal around with. After playtime is over in his foster home, Ralphie does settle down nicely in his crate for a nap. He does have good crate manners so should be able to master the housetraining rules in his new home without too much trouble. He’s a smart pup and would benefit from enrolling in an obedience class with his new family to work on his leash manners and canine good citizen skills. If you’ve got the time and energy for a youngster like Ralphie, you’re going to be rewarded with a great companion for years to come. Ralphie weighs about 23 pounds and his adoption fee is $250. He’s neutered, heartworm negative and on monthly preventative, up to date on vaccinations including bivalent canine influenza, wormed, on flea preventative, and microchipped. As part of the adoption process, all adopters must commit to a two-week adjustment period to make sure it’s a great match before the adoption is finalized. Please email info@caninelifeline.org if you’re interested in Ralphie. An approved application is required before we schedule meets with any of our dogs. We have no foster homes with young children so aren’t comfortable placing any of them in a home with children less than 7 years of age. We try to respond to inquiries within 72 hours so if you haven’t heard from us within that time frame, please check your junkmail or spam folder to make sure our reply hasn’t landed in there.