AGE: Ryder is an athletic, active dog looking for his next workout buddy. He is about 2 years old, and still a pup at heart, so he's not perfect all the time. But, hey, who is?

PERSONALITY: He is eager to have you show him how to be a good canine citizen and would love for you to take him through a basic manners class. He takes treats gently and is so food motivated that training him should be a breeze.

HIGHLIGHTS: During his stay at the shelter he has been in several play groups, and he enjoys playing with other active dogs.

AVAILABLE: At the Jackson County Animal Shelter, 5595 S. Pacific Hwy., between Talent and Phoenix, open 7 days a week.

COST: $105, which includes a free in-home training and a free wellness visit at a local veterinarian office is included. Ryder is neutered.

ONLINE: View adoptable pets via Friends of the Animal Shelter: www.facebook.com/fotas, www.fotas.org or www.petfinder.com

LOST & FOUND: www.petharbor.com or call 541-774-6654.

OTHER RESOURCES: Southern Oregon Humane Society, www.sohumane.org; C.A.T.S., www.kittensandcats.org; Sanctuary One, www.sanctuaryone.org; Spay/Neuter Your Pet (SNYP) – low-cost options; www.spayneuter.org.