BreedMix, Rhodesian Ridgeback
AgeAdult (18 months – 7 years)
SizeLarge (60 – 100 lbs) Learn More
Ceiba is a beautiful, athletic, and loyal Rhodesian Ridgeback mix. She is playful with people and loves to fetch, play tug-of-war, and train. She is crate-trained and house-broken, except for the occasional mistake during transition.
She requires a significant amount of exercise and games to keep her mind engaged. She is very food motivated, which has helped in her training – she knows sit, down and “spot” very well, and has strong recall (here!) indoors.
Outdoors, Ceiba is an excellent walker on leash (again, have food ready), but she is reactive to dogs and wildlife so if you want to keep a loose leash it is best that she remain at a distance from these stimuli. She is not great at meeting other dogs that she does not know, so we recommend having her play with dogs that she already knows and loves.
Ideally, the family that applies for Ceiba has experience dealing with fear reactive dogs. Ceiba could do well with a well-matched dog that can understand Ceiba’s lack of good social skills. Ceiba has done well with a dog or 2, but still needs A LOT of training to help her become the best dog she can be!
Her reactivity is fear-based and would need an experienced handler who can commit to further training.
Ceiba would do best with a home in the countryside or in a suburban area with a large yard for her to run in. Ceiba only barks if she hears some unfamiliar noise. Because of her reactivity to other dogs, she would be best suited for life as a solo dog. Ceiba needs an adult-only home. (Dog-savvy kids 12+ may be okay.) She deserves space to run and a loving family who will care for her. She is a gem and a true lifelong companion.
If you think you have the experience and commitment to help Ceiba turnaround from her fear-based reactivity and have the energy and time to keep up with her energetic and playful self, then please submit an application today and a volunteer will respond soon. (BS)