Ricasso the shelter dog earned $6,000 from his tail-wag paintings

Must See 20/12/2019

Rico the Staffordshire terrier has raked in a huge $6,000 NZD for paintings he made by wagging his tail - how cute! He's been nicknamed Ricasso for his creative talents which we think is pretty genius.

The six-year-old shelter pooch from Virginia made a total of 20 paintings, with one selling for $900 NZD alone. All his paintings 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 clear artistic talent, Rico is unfortunately still waiting to find his forever home - he's still up for adoption at the shelter. 

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! 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!"

Awwwww, someone in Virginia PLEASE adopt this good boy asap.