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Adopted  10/15/05!
  • Gender- female
  • DOB - 04/04/03
  • Height  at the shoulder -
  • Weight - 115
  • Spayed/Neutered - Yes
  • Taken in on  - 05/30/03
  • Available as of - Now
  • Housebroken - Yes
  • Obedience trained - Yes
  • Good with other dogs - Yes
    • with cats - mostly
    • with kids - mostly
    • with the elderly - yes
  • Temperament - Ryoko is shy at first and timid, but once she gets to know you, she is a real lovebug. She is mostly quiet and laid back.

  • Comments
Ryoko was turned over to us by her breeder at 8 weeks old. We had her in temporary foster care until we could arrange transport. She is from the upstate New York area and came to us with her sister, Washu. She also had a deaf brother who was purchased from the breeder by one of the temporary fosters who helped us with Washu & Ryoko. Ryoko is the larger of the two sisters and also the more reserved and timid. She is a big cuddle toy and just loves attention. She and Washu are devoted to one another as they have been together all their lives. But Ryoko is not nearly as bold and inquisitive as Washu, so Washu is often off on her own getting into trouble, while Ryoko is sleeping quietly. However in times of stress or when threatened, they reverse roles and Ryoko becomes the protector.

Ryoko has grown up here with us for the most part, though she was placed twice with her sister and was gone for a few months each time. She had been so closely bonded with her sister that we were not willing to consider separate placements. The two times we did place her, the adopter did not follow through on commitments to get the sisters into a class and do some basic training with them. And eventually they called us complaining that the sisters were out of control. We have never had any problems with them here, though we also do not leave them alone for 8 hours a day either. We are not really sure which sister was the main problem, though I am betting it was Washu, the more rambunctious and outgoing of the two. Ryoko can be mischievous, but she is mostly a laid back, quiet, shy sort of dog who just loves to cuddle. She is well behaved and a real lover. IN the last few months, the two sisters have grown less and less dependent on one another and have lost that ultra close bond, and at this point we are willing to consider placing them separately. They are both very ready for a home of their own, and that is now more important to them than being together. As you can see in the photos, they sued to do everything together, eat, sleep, play, everything. And if they were ever apart for even a few minutes, the first thing they would do is find one another and touch noses. But they have not been doing any of that lately, in fact they hardly pay any attention to one another now. Ryoko is a real favorite around here, but she is shy around strangers.

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Ryoko on the right

Ryoko on the right

Ryoko on the left

Ryoko sitting like a good girl

Ryoko in foreground
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