Rye was 4-5 months old when we saved him. He was brought to Petsmart by a woman who claimed a friend gave him to her because they could not take care of him properly. He was malnourished to the point his bones protruded, dirty, had mange, multiple worms, and flees. He was very weak and needed lots of care. We offered to help find items in the store to care for him but stated we could not take him as we already had 4 dogs of our own. As we helped fit a collar, the woman snuck away leaving Rye in the cart with us. Surrenduring to a kill shelter wasn't an option and there aren't no-kill shelters available, so we took him home, bathed and fed him, and over the next few weeks he slowly gained strength. For the last 4 months we have been trying to find him a loving home. Sadly, we can no longer afford to house him and he desperately needs a forever home. Rye is up to date on all vaccinations, neutered, and microchipped. He is also heartworm free and current on prevention for heartworm, flea, and ticks. All vet records will be provided. We are unsure if his tail is a natural stub or if they docked it for some reason. Training: He is crate trained. He is willing to sleep in his crate at night, but likes to be in the same room as someone. He cries when he is left alone. He knows sit and will usually sit for treats before being told. Rye is very smart and food motivated. He is mostly house trained. Sometimes he gets so busy playing that he forgets to signal he needs to go out and dribbles a little on the floor. We haven't been able to provide the focused training he needs to overcome this because we are out of the house a lot right now. I think he will pick up on it as soon as he has a more stable environment. Disposition: Rye is a very loving puppy, but he is shy and scared around new people. Once he knows you won't hurt him, he will always be excited to see you and will shake his whole back half in excitement while he covers you in kisses. Sometimes he gets so excited that he nips a little bit, but he doesn't bite (it only happens when he's super excited). This young pup also loves to play. He has a ton of energy and enjoys exploring and running. He's great with our other dogs and our cat. Although he tries to play with the cat, he has never acted aggressive toward the cat. When all the fun has been had and it's time to settle down, Rye is a total cuddle bug. He is happy to curl up next to you and have his sweet puppy dreams.