Rica and brother Rico were born to a mother who was abandoned by her family on Ganghwa Island. Mom and pups were homeless, but were being fed by a local resident. Like her brother, she also had a severe skins disease, but she has been recovering quickly in foster care.
Rica is curious and full of energy, and would like to be part of a family who can keep her active and busy. She is afraid of bigger dogs, but would be fine in a home with another dog of similar size. Rica is smart, inquisitive and enjoys playing with toys - so be ready to keep up with her!
She seems happy to greet and play with a dog-friend of similar size, but she does react to bigger dogs - she will growl like the little firecracker she is - she will need more training.
Rica is a people-person, and her energy is endearing - she is really happy to meet a new face.
She never encountered cats where she needed to interact with them.
Rica has energy in abundance, and needs to get out for an extended period at least once a day.
Because she was in the process of getting treated for her skin disease, it is difficult to guess how much she sheds. Sometimes she barks at outside sounds, but never for a long time.
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If she is left alone, she does show a little separation anxiety, but it is not severe, and she can be trained out of it. She may be scared and awkward in new environments at first, but with time and patience, she will become a lovebug.
When she was rescued, she had severe demodex. But now, her skin has all cleared up and she is growing out beautiful hair!
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