Ryder is a male, brown and rust-colored Akita/American pit bull terrier mix, who weighs about 70 pounds. He's 1 year, 7 months old.
He has a sweet demeanor and is happy to engage with people.
Ryder is interested in meeting new dogs, both large and small.
His handsome face and sweet eyes seem to be requesting friendship with everybody new that he meets.
All animals are health checked, spayed/neutered, vaccinated and microchipped.
Check out the Santa Maria Valley Humane Society website at www.smvhs.org and visit us at 1687 W. Stowell Road in Santa Maria.
Hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.
For more information, call 349-3435.