Hi, my name is Ray Ray, and I made the long journey from a meat truck in China, to a rescue in China, and finally to Secondhand Hounds to live the good life! You’d never guess what I have experienced if you weren’t told. My foster mom and dad say I’m a happy go lucky little guy who loves nothing more than laying on a Serta orthopedic dog bed. They say I have a happy little tail wag and a huge smile.
I adored the snow that was here when I arrived, and I'm bummed out that it's gone. I do enjoy the beautiful weather here, but I can get warm easily because I have a thick coat. I've learned how to play with other dogs since I've arrived, but play has to be on my terms. Sometimes I like to initiate the play and other times I'll join in. My foster mom and dad love watching me play. They say I butt bump the Cairn Terriers that I live with. I have even learned to play like them and spar up on my hind legs with the youngest one. My foster mom and dad always supervise the play to make sure the others are careful around my one eye that I have left.
I'm not a food motivated guy. In fact, my mom says I'm kind of a picky eater, but hey, I know what I like. I have a favorite brand of food, and I'll hold out for it until I get it. I do have favorite treats though! Hot dogs, cheese, and Reddi Whip are my favorites! I can be doing my thing around the house, but if I hear the fridge open I'll be next to you before you know it.
I'm mostly potty trained, especially if I'm taken out on a schedule. My foster parents make me wear a belly band because I have a tendency to lift my leg to mark my territory. They think I may need to wear it for quite awhile, potentially the rest of my life. I think they are pretty stylish though, and I stand still to let my foster mom put them on me. Pads to line them will be a requirement. I go through a bag about every month and a half or two.
I'm gonna turn it over to my foster mom now to tell you a little bit more about me.
Hi, Ray Ray's foster mom here. Ray Ray is a sweetheart who has decided that the good life means living life on his terms. He is not a cuddly little lap dog. He likes people, but he likes attention on his terms. For him that can mean walking over to you and brushing up against your legs asking for some pets. Other times it can mean that he wants to be near you just keeping his eye on you.
Ray Ray is a long-haired dog who will require regular grooming and combing. He doesn't seem to mind it too much. He is definitely a dog who sheds so if you are lucky enough to add this gem to your family, you will definitely become best friends with your vacuum cleaner!
Ray Ray may not look like he'd be fast and agile, but he is! Due to this, he we consider him to be a flight risk. If he even thinks we are headed to the door to go somewhere, he's down our stairs and by the door before we're even ready to open it! We only exit our house through our garage because of this. That way, if he gets out the first door he's still in the garage and not chasing a bird or a bunny.
Ray Ray is food and treat possessive. He has nipped at both my husband and me on a few occasions, but he has never broken skin. These nips seemed to be warnings, and we listened. This is also one of the reasons that we feel Ray Ray would be best in a home with older, respectful children or no children.
Ray Ray also has front legs that rotate out even when he's standing still. The SHH vet told us there is no surgical treatment for this condition. Ray Ray has never known anything else so he just deals with it. The two vets we've seen with him have both said that he will be VERY likely to develop severe arthritis as he ages. He does receive a supplement to support his joint health. He will need a family who is prepared to support and treat this probable condition. This is also another reason we Ray Ray would do best in a home with older, respectful children or no children.
Despite Ray Ray's quirks that we've mentioned, we adore the little man and are jealous of the lucky people who will be his forever family. Could that be you?