Hicks has had a lot of disappointment for a boy his age. He’s only a year old and already he’s been let down by his people way too many times. Most recently his owner abandoned him with a family member. And then, to make matters worse, the family member turned around and left him at a packed, public shelter. They didn’t even bother to leave any information about him, except his name. You’d assume that a dog with a history of abandonment would have lots of issues… you know, that it would be very clear why he’d been thrown away. But that is simply not the case with Hicks. We’ve found him to be an all around, great boy.

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Hicks is very social with people; he’ll crawl in your lap if given the opportunity. He loves to be held and hugged; he really likes to stand on his back legs so he can hug you with his front legs. He likes other dogs and he’s quite cordial with cats. He’s house-trained and he’s a quick learner. He has a Golden Retriever look but he’s small – only about 50 pounds – and his fur is darker along his back. He’s handsome — adorable, actually.

Do you have room in your home and heart for Hicks? He’s ready to start his new life – with his forever family this time.

Hicks’s Snapshot:

House-trained: Yes
Crate trained: Yes
Good with kids: Older only, teen and up; he’s too excitable with younger kids
Good with dogs: Yes
Good with cats: Yes
Activity level: Medium
Fenced yard: Highly recommended
Other notes: ~ Loves people and other dogs
~ Disinterested in cats