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Rhino

Rhino 5 Yrs. Old Brindle Staffordshire Terrier/Boxer mix

Are you looking for an amazing dog to share your life with? Rhino is just that dog! He is a stunning, brindle, 5 yrs old, Staffordshire Terrier/ Boxer mix saved by Rescue Ridge from a local N. J. shelter. He was brought to that shelter by his owner...dragging a huge stake and a heavy chain around his neck. He lived outside his whole life...poor boy, never knew what a real family was. Now is his chance! Rhino has gone on pack walks at the rescue and even got a chance last week to go to Allaire State Park on a pack walk with 9 other Rescue Ridge dogs. He was fantastic! Rhino walks well on a leash and takes toys, treats, and food gently. He really enjoys his toys...probably never had them before and is so smart to enjoy them now. He loves to play in the play yard at the rescue. He loves a routine and is very well mannered. Rhino grew to trust the volunteers at Rescue Ridge. Please give him a chance to trust you. He would do best in an adult home. He would love a quiet home, filled with love and a routine. He will bring joy to your life...trust us, he brings joy to ours. Rhino knows his commands and keeps his kennel very clean. Please...give him a loving, forever home for the Holidays. Please watch his video and apply to adopt Rhino at rescueridge.comand text 732 546 8805 to meet him.









Rhino is a very special, 5 yrs. old, handsome, male, neutered, brindle, Staffordshire Terrier/ Boxer mix. This poor boy suffered in his previous home. He lived outside. When he first arrived at a local, New Jersey overcrowded shelter, his owner brought him in with the ground stake and a heavy chain around his neck. It was almost as though the owner was proud of this ball and chain that this poor boy endured his whole life. At that shelter, Rhino was well loved by some of the volunteers. It was probably the first act of kindness that he ever felt and he lit up with joy when seeing some of the volunteers and staff there. Slowly, however, Rhino began to lose hope. He was declining fast. Rescue Ridge stepped up to save him and we brought him to our kennel in central New Jersey. When he arrived at Rescue Ridge all was so new to him and he was withdrawn. He would lay on his bed and make very little contact with the volunteers who desperately wanted him to feel safe and happy but knew that it would take a lot of time, given what he had been through. Slowly, some of our amazing volunteers began to make a connection with him. One volunteer gave him liverwurst and talked softly to him. She showed love and patience to him and he responded well to her, little by little. At first, when the volunteers took him out of the kennel, they would sit quietly with him. Slowly he came to trust some of the volunteers. Slowly, Rhino allowed a volunteer to touch him. Rhino is a creature of routine. Now, he loves to go in the play yard and loves his toys and treats. He loves his belly rubbed. Rhino takes toys, treats, and food gently. He keeps his kennel clean. Rhino has learned some commands and sits nicely for treats. He also loves to go for walks in the lovely woods by the kennel. These walks make Rhino incredibly happy. He even walks with other dogs, preferably female dogs but has walked with a male dog. He has no issues with food or with toys. Rhino loves car rides. He likes some dogs and not others and trusts some people. Rhino would love a quiet, adult home. He has come such a long way and truly wants to love and be loved. He has shown love to some of the volunteers and we know he can do the same to you. Our tears and love for him are slowly washing away the horrible years that he must have had…alone, outside, with very little food, water, or attention. Please come meet our special boy, Rhino. He is worth the time and wait. Please apply to adopt Rhino at RescueRidge.com and text 732 546 8805 to meet him. He would love a fenced in yard and a kind adult family or person who is an experienced dog owner to love forever. Check out Rhino walking with a male Rottie. He LOVES these walks and walks very nicely on a leash.

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