Ralphie the Poodle Mix

Visit http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/23704283 to read about Ralphie. If you can’t access that page, have a look below:

Ralphie is a 3 year old poodle mix who came from the Memphis Animal Shelter. He weighs less than 10 pounds. Ralphie has not been treated well in his past, and at times shows some defensive signs when meeting new people. However, he warms up fast and begs to be held and always wants attention.

Ralphie has a lot of personality, is loving, and can be energetic before he hops up for a lap and a nap. He may be best placed with an experienced pet person to observe his behavior with guests in the home. For someone who lives alone, he would be just fine. He gets along well with other foster dogs his size, but seems to confront the larger dogs. He would do well as an only dog or with a companion he gets along with.

Ralphie is:

  • A small male dog
  • About 3 years old
  • Walks well on leash
  • Up-to-date on shots
  • Heartworm negative
  • Neutered
  • Housetrained


If you are interested in adopting, have a look at our adoption website, read the online adoption agreement, complete the online adoption application, and submit it.

You may also access a downloadable copy of our adoption application that you can fill out on your computer or by hand (printable adoption application in Microsoft Word 2003 or Acrobat PDF).

If you are unable to adopt at this time, you may sponsor the care of this pet.

We adopt dogs from Memphis Animal Shelter when we can. The shelter has an 83% euthanasia rate, one of the highest in the country. Unfortunately, any dog coming from Memphis Animal Shelter, and most other shelters for that matter, will have been in contact with contagious illness. Even though the dogs have been in foster care and appear to be in good health, they may become stressed when changing environments and exhibit signs and symptoms of illness. If you have other pets, they need to be up to date on vaccines before bringing a shelter dog into your home. We will take the adopted animal back, but we are not responsible for your other animal’s vet care. We always disclose where the dogs have come from. Please ask for any information about the dogs and exercise due caution if you have immunocompromised animals.

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