Any time I see a picture of a dog with its head cocked to the side and I instantly fall in love with it.

How could you not?

In the case of this week's Hancock County SPCA "Pet Of The Week," Ranger, this look just says it all!

Ranger, SPCA of Hancock County
Ranger, SPCA of Hancock County

According to the SPCA's Medical Technician, Annie Chalmers, this is one dog you just have to meet.

"Meet Ranger, a 3-year-old pit bull mix. This goofy boy was surrendered due to no fault of his own, and doesn't quite understand why he's here!"

Chalmers says like many dogs who have some pit bull in them, Ranger is dealing with some pretty normal medical issues with his skin.

"Ranger has typical pit bull sensitive skin and has been getting a special diet to help with those allergies. He is up to date on all vaccines and is ready to find his forever home! Because Ranger has been here so long, he ended up hurting his tail by wagging it against the kennel walls. Despite all of the padding we set up, unfortunately, he had to have the tip of his tail amputated."

Chalmers says Ranger can get a little protective of his space and his people, so being a solo dog in a home would be best for this good boy.

"Ranger would like to be the only dog in his new home. He promises to make up for it with so many cuddles and love! Ranger can get protective of his humans and his bed and will need continued training to work on that. This poor sad boy was trying to keep up his good attitude, waiting patiently for this forever family! "

If you're interested in learning more about any of the animals available for adoption at the SPCA of Hancock County by calling 207-667-8088 or by visiting their website,

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