He was finally let out of that yard earlier this month. Now, his rescuers hope the pounds will follow. Ricky Bobby's current goal is to shed 25 pounds through diet and exercise. And despite what the 13-year-old dog has gone through, he is embracing change.
"He is unique because he is open to change and not set in his ways," Marley's Mutts founder Zach Skow tells The Dodo. "For over a decade he has been living in a bad frequency, guarding his property with his life. Not letting anyone in.
"He wouldn't let us in, but after time, some love and the knowledge we weren't going to hurt him, he decided to go with us. He made a big leap of faith and continues to improve."