Folks at the shelter then auctioned the six-year-old’s artwork off, with one selling for a tidy $600 (£457).
Not bad for a day’s work.
Art connoisseurs loved Rico’s work so much that all 20 items sold out within an hour.
The Animal Welfare League of Alexandria said the money raised from the auction will go into helping other animals in need.Despite his artistic talents, Rico – aptly named Ricasso – has still not found his forever home.
So if you’re in the Virginia area, could you give this highly talented doggo a place to live?
There’s plenty of free art in it for you.
In his profile, Rico is named as a people-loving ‘goofball’.
His bio reads: ‘I may be a little shy at first, but once you get to know me you’ll see that I’m a goofball who just wants to play fetch. I’ll be your partner on long hikes and walks on the beach, with breaks for water and treats, of course!’
He loves being active and recently enjoyed a field trip to Alexandria’s Old Town.
Remove pet hair from carpet with a squeegee.
The bio continues: ‘My friends here at the shelter tell me I’m a total “people-guy”, as I’d prefer to spend my days snuggled up next to my hooman, without the company of other animals.
‘If you’ve got room in your life for a goofy guy with a heart of gold, come meet me today!’We wish we could meet the famous Ricasso, too. If you have a super talented pet, please get in touch to show off. Tell us more by emailing [email protected] .