PET OF THE WEEK: Striking ridgeback-cross Zyro could be a boisterous new buddy

Zyro is a 15-month-old desexed, male, ridgeback-cross dog. He is already quite large and has handsome tan and white colouring to his coat. If Zyro is the dog for you, he will need ongoing obedience training. However, this should not be too hard to do with food and treats, which he loves very much.

LOYAL: Zyro is a 15-month-old desexed male ridgeback cross who is ready to be adopted. Photo: ANDREW MURRAY

LOYAL: Zyro is a 15-month-old desexed male ridgeback cross who is ready to be adopted. Photo: ANDREW MURRAY

As he is a bigger dog and a bit boisterous, Zyro may suit a family that does not have any young children under the age of eight, unless they have grown up with a big dog. It is also recommended that he is adopted by a household that does not have pocket pets or poultry.

Zyro will need a lot of long walks and play to manage his energy and keep him happy. Give him love and he will give you love right back and will provide life-long loyalty and friendship to his new owners.

Meet Zyro at the Orange RSPCA shelter in William Street and see if he is the dog who you are looking for. He can be adopted for $320 and comes vet checked.