We adopted Richie mid-June of 2019.  It was love at first sight.  He was a China dog who arrived in the US on April 14th and was very glad to get off the plane!  When we adopted Richie, we were told that he was a bit of a ‘conundrum’ in regards to what he might be afraid of, including airplanes flying overhead.  This made us a little nervous, as we live somewhat in a flight path in Portland.  He gave the first plane a wary glance and then nothing…..what a brave boy!!  Off and on he is scared of random things, but quickly sniffs and circles and rules them out as a threat to him, his sister or his pawrents.  Slick floors, however, such as wood or tile, do him in….so, we have rugs everywhere and little pathways with runners so he doesn’t have to step on the dreaded wood floor.

The summer of 2019 was spent at Saturday Farmer’s Markets, car shows and random events….pretty much anywhere we could take Richie with us we went!  And what a good boy he was too!  He loves people and other dogs and always wants to play with everyone!  He had his first trip to the coast this summer where he was reunited with his foster siblings, Megan Whitley and Ben, while we enjoyed the wonderful company of Dallice and David. The dogs took up right where they left off and had a great time playing on the beach! Rich is a handsome, good natured, easy dog and is just what we needed after losing our 3 Goldens earlier in the year.


Hi!  They call me Ulrich (#3188) or Richie.  I came here on a really noisy, scary machine, and was so very happy to put my paws on the ground again!  My English is not so good, so I am going to let my foster mom tell you all about me.

Ulrich has been with us since he flew in from China on April 14th.  The first three weeks he was afraid of different new things several times a day.  He is doing much better now.  He has very good house manners and is great on a leash.  He is also very good meeting other dogs and people.  He is a conundrum.  You just never know what will scare him.  He cannot be yelled at, ever.  He does best in a calm, quiet home.  However, we recently took him to an event where there were 100’s of people and dogs and he did very well.

He loves his toys and loves to carry them around.  He also loves his foster dad’s socks.  He just carries them, he does not chew them.   He is very loving and can be needy at times.  He rides well in the car, but he will generally not get out on his own.  He has to be assisted, as he is afraid to get out.  He is still learning English, but knows sit, stay and he waits for his meals.  He has learned to leave the cats alone and will do fine with dog savvy cats.

He will do best in a home where at least one person is home during the day.  He cannot be crated when left alone, nor does he need to be.  He would thrive with an active family who included them in all of their activities.  He is an active young dog and really needs another young dog to play with.  He really enjoys playing with our Megan Whitley.  He would love having a large yard to run around in.

Ulrich was adopted on June 18, 2019

Sex: Male
Age: 2 years
Weight: 56 pounds
Attributes: Dog: Yes; Cats: Yes; Kids: Unknown
Availability: ADOPTED