Now living happily in Fargo, North Dakota.
Ranger's first several years were spent in horrifying misery. He was the victim of an animal hoarder and lived a life of terror. He was tied to a bed and had only enough rope to fit himself between the wall and the post, desperately trying to keep away from the bigger dogs who wanted to hurt him. Those dogs probably were so bored, so abused, so hungry and so neglected that they were resorting to violence as a way to alleviate their pain. Poor Ranger was their target, and he spent every hour of every day trying to save his own life. He was so grateful to be rescued that he wept with the relief of it all. He is a sensitive boy with such a sweet spirit that we can't bear the thought of him ever being anything but happy and content. He has learned to play with toys and is good friends with the other small dogs in his area. But every once in a while, we can sense that Ranger would like to just be held and rocked and sit quietly with a person and we are very happy to oblige. He is a wonderful, darling old soul who has so much love to offer to his people and we are thrilled at the prospect of finding his forever family for him.