You have a decent career job, friends who are good enough to throw back a few beers with on the weekends, and a nice home in a state you love. You may or may not be single, but it’s fine either way because there’s always Tinder. Yet, despite your apparent success, there’s something missing. Ah! Yes, a dog. We’ve done our due diligence and found the perfect rescue dog for residents of all 50 states. This week, we’ve found the perfect guard dogs for all those UFO sightings in New Mexico.

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…Rhodesian Ridgeback
Known as “the Land of Enchantment,” New Mexico touts natural wonders from the some of country’s highest mountain peaks to its deepest, darkest caves, and everything in between. Perhaps the same beautiful sites that attract tourists to New Mexico attract UFOs… That’s one explanation for why New Mexico has over 1,000 official reports of UFO sightings every year. Whether or not you’re a believer in life beyond our planet, why not get a great guard dog to be safe? New Mexican dog lovers ought to adopt a Rhodesian Ridgeback.

Rhodesian Ridgebacks are vocal when they sense danger, but are normally very quiet dogs, and they get their name from the ridge of fur on their backs that runs in the opposite direction of the rest of their fur and stands up when they’re alert. Originally bred in Africa to hunt big game like lions, bears, and boars, they are extremely athletic. While they would protect their families in real danger, their action against prowlers would probably end up being licking them to death. Rhodesian Ridgebacks are very sweet dogs that would scare off UFOs by night, and be your affectionate cuddle buddies by day. Today they are bred to be great family dogs.

New Mexico was part of the Wild West and was home to cowboys, gunfighters, and gamblers like Billy the Kid, Wyatt Earp, and Doc Holliday. If Rhodesian Ridgebacks have nothing to do, they will turn your home into a new Wild West. They need intellectual stimulation and exercise or they can be destructive. But it doesn’t take much to make them happy. A lovely New Mexico romp or a rousing game of catch will suffice. If you’re ready to pull the trigger on adopting a Ridgeback, here are some sources you should check out.

New Mexico Rhodesian Ridgeback Rescue
Rhodesian Ridgeback Rescue
New Mexico Rhodesian Ridgeback Rescue Groups
Rhodesian Ridgeback Rescue, Inc.—Rocky Mountains Region



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