Meet Ralphie
Species Dog 
Breed Boxer/Chinese Shar-Pei 
Age 4 years 7 months 10 days 
Gender Male 
Size Large 
Adoption Price $150.00 
Ralphie is a good dog with a few quirks, he was born into SAAP 4 years ago and adopted as a puppy, he ended up at the SPCA about 6 months ago with no explanation. People have failed him and he is looking for the right forever home that we know is out there!!

Ralphie is in need of a quiet, low volume home (only 1 to 2 people going in and out). He would be best as an only dog due to his wanting to control and correct other dog's behavior. He is an alert barker and wants to protect his home and his people. He likes people and older kids (13 and up). He will guard toys but seems to do okay with bones in his crate. He gets along with most dogs with slow introductions on neutral ground so he can go out and socialize in controlled circumstances with other dogs. He is amazing on a leash and is obedient and knows a lot of commands. He loves walking and would enjoy running. Car rides are his favorite and he has attended soccer games & cross country meets. He will bark when left alone in the crate (needs to be a strong plastic crate) but can also be trusted to be loose in the house. Positive reinforcement and a stable environment will help Ralphie be the secure guy that he wants to be. House and crate trained and does not get on the furniture.