Big Barker Process Pups
We are proud to partner up with Big Barker dog beds to present to you the Dogs of The Ricky, or the Process Pups. Big Barker dog beds are Big Barker is the first therapeutic mattress designed for dogs over 50 lbs (they have great, smaller beds for dogs under 50 pounds too! Engineered by experts to keep dogs youthful for longer, and brings older dogs back to their best.
Rebel sleeps on a special Rights To Ricky Sanchez Big Barker, and your dog can too! Go to bigbarker.com/ricky, and not only will you get your pup the best bed around, you’ll get two official Process Pup patches to iron on to the bed and wherever else you want. Send us a picture of your dog on his or her Big Barker at email@example.com, and we'll feature the photo in the gallery with a short bio.
Rebel (Springfield, PA via Aruba)
Rebel is a four year-old Arubian Cunucu that lives with his parents Spike and Valerie in Springfield, Delaware County. Rebel is a simple guy, who loves his parents, taking walks, carrots, cantaloupe, and doesn't hate getting a bath as much as he used to. He comes to Spike and Valerie thanks to the great people at ARF Aruba, who can help you adopt an Arubian dog as well.
Riley (Lakewood Ranch, FL)
Riley is a 13 year old Cocker Spaniel who has been watching the Sixers since AI and AI2 roamed the Wells Fargo Center. He enjoys to #Lickface when he’s not out of the lineup resting with gastroenteritis, but always shows up for Game 7’s.
Spike (Oakland, CA)
Spike (named for Spike) just got his new Big Barker and he loves it! He's not sure about Party Boy and he still wishes Jimmy wasn't on the team, but he's been trusting the process all the way from California ever since he got the bed.
Rigby & Little Man (San Francisco, CA)
Rigby is an 8 year old Spaniel mix. While she insists on sleeping in her parents’ bed, she loves having her Barker Junior in the living room to hang out. Her favorite activity is fashioning a nest out of her fleece Eagles blanket on top of the Barker, repeatedly reshaping it and circling around until she has it just right. If she were a Sixer, she would be TJ, because she is small, lightning quick and she’ll swoop in and swipe your socks when you’re not looking.
Little Man is a 13 year old Process Cat. When his sister Rigby is not enjoying it, he loves to lay on the Barker Junior in her Eagles blanket nest. He is a true fan of the Process since the beginning and loves to be Raised. After Jimmy hit that baseline jumper against the Celtics, he was raised higher than he has ever been raised before. If he were a Sixer, he would be Amir. He’s old and a bit thick, but he’s loyal and every now and then surprises you with his range. Little Man is the first official Process Pup that is not a pup, but a cat.
Sandy (Seattle, WA)
Sandy is a four year old bush dog/mut. Much like our process savior, she was available later than expected in the draft because of an injury. Sandy comes from a mountainous area of Southern Tanzania, where she had been abandoned because of an injury that took most of her front left leg. Her (current) owners were serving in the Peace Corps there, scooped her up, and she has gone everywhere with them since. She's a tough little dog who likes to rough house and doesn't take crap from anyone. For the last few months, she has been sleeping on a barker junior because she is at a heightened risk of developing arthritis because of how she has to compensate for her missing limb.
Lucas (Clayton, DE)
Lucas is a two year old coonhound/beagle mix who finally came over from the Delaware Humane Association a year ago. Woefully underweight at adoption (possibly from a sesame allergy), he has been rehabbing in DE for most of the season, and with his weight back up, he is now hoping to use his wingspan and athleticism to make a springtime impact at a dog park near you.
Henry (Devon, PA)
Henry is the official dog of #RTRSrelisten. He is a black lab and love T.J. McConnell. He is pro Brett Brown but is still unsure about Elton.
Fletcher (Milton, DE)
Fletcher (named after Fletcher Cox) is a Huskie/Chocolate Lab Mix puppy and loves his new Big Barker. He demanded the Process Pup Patch on both sides and must have his Big Barker in front of all Sixers games. He sports his AirPods in the morning to listen to The Ricky Podcast with his morning treat.
Nelly (Parts Unknown)
A senior chocolate lab, Nelly, got a Big Barker as her Christmas present this year since she’s started showing signs of achy joints. She was a rescue, so we don’t know exactly how old she is, but her parents have had her since 2010 and even though she’s still pretty frisky, they want to make sure she stays that way! She stays busy for an older dog, taking several walks a day, running around the backyard, and visiting local elementary schools as a therapy dog in autistic support classrooms. So far, the Big Barker has been great for her. She can spread out and rest her muscles after long days. She watches every Sixers game with her mom Anna and is a true Process pup! Her favorite player will always be Dario, but as far as current Sixers, she’s a Jojo fan. She is very excited to have Boban joining us in Philly, too.
Nikki (Atco, NJ)
Nikki is named after Nick Foles, which may have happened if Mike Levin wasn’t so wrong about him. She’s an 8 week old Siberian Husky and her dad was on a sled dog team. She’s a little small for her Big Barker right now but from the looks of it, she’ll grow into it nicely.
Cory (Los Angeles, CA)
Cory is a 14-15 year old Chow/Chihuahua/Spaniel mix who was rescued from Taiwan in 2009. Cory loves playing with his toys, scrounging for treats, and digging and napping on his Big Barker. Like all Sixers first round picks, Cory’s fought through a number of injuries and chronic health conditions, but he's never lost his good spirits or happy go lucky attitude, just like his favorite former and forever Sixer Rock Covington. He would love if you followed him on Instagram!
Luna is a one year old rescue pooch who sprung for the Big Barker crate pad to snooze on while her parents are off at work. In her moments of solitude relaxing on her bed she often ponders what could have been if Dave Silver had not hired Colangelo and forced out Sam Hinkie. She enjoys taking walks on Connecticut beaches while wearing her normal collar and finding new slants along the sand.
Linkin (Arlington, VA)
Linkin Abraham is a seven years young Silver Labrador Retriever. No, he is not a Weimaraner. He has the softest fur in all the land and that is mostly because he has alopecia. This means his protective Labrador Retriever coat never came in, so he is all puppy fuzz and soft as blanket. Due to his special fur and unique color, he loves all the extra attention he gets! Linkin has been trusting the process since his mama met his daddy two years ago, and he got his Big Barker as a "Best Boy" gift when they got married this past summer.
Abraham (Richmond, VA)
Abrham is an 8 year old black lab who loves going for walks outside, especially when he gets to meet new dog friends. He's much more active and excitable than his grey hair would suggest. He also enjoys relaxing on his bed while we watch the Sixers, unless he weasels his way in between his mom and dad on the couch.
Georgia (Wilmington, DE)
Georgia is an 11 week old Schnauzer/Shi Tzu mix rescue dog. She enjoys chewing bones and occasionally ankles. Being a particularly scrappy dog, she is a huge TJ McConnell fan and anxiously awaits the day that he slaps the floor
Jesse (Kennet Square, PA)
Jesse is a 5 year old Wire Fox Terrier who enjoys Brett Brown postgame press conferences and chasing squirrels. Jesse was re-homed 3 times in his first year but has been with his parents Zach and Lauren since 2014. His favorite Sixer is TJ McConnell, his favorite burner is enoughunkownsources, and he loves lounging on his Barker Jr.!
Nox (San Diego, CA)
Nox is a very cool name, but this little guy’s name was almost TJ if his dad had his way. Nox was found wandering the streets of Mexico, looking for extra second round picks. He was found and adopted, and now lives with his mom and dad in San Diego. Nox loves his Big Barker, but also loves Frosty Paws ice-cream, his Kong toy and frisbees. He’s a fan of naps, car rides, tug of war, and play time, especially with other pups.
We don’t know anything about Figo, other than Figo is clearly a good dog.
Piper (Feasterville, PA)
Piper is a 2-3 year old American Staffordshire/Border Collie mix who was abandoned in South Carolina and rescued by Wet Nose Rescue in Feasterville, PA. When we met her it was love at first sight. Piperloves playing fetch, cuddling, and sleeping on her Big Barker Bed. She still can’t believe Dario came over or that the picks swapped.
Tonka (Lawrenceville, NJ)
Tonka is an Old School Chevy, a seven-year-old, 90-lbs Borador (Lab and Border Collie mix), who was rescued from North Carolina after his original owners passed away to make a fresh start in Lawrenceville, NJ. With his shiny coat and veteran presence, he excels at shepherding the youth and playing fetch.
Jazz (South Jersey)
Introducing 2018-19 Process Pup Rookie of the Year candidate, Jazz. Donovan Mitchell couldn’t take home the award last year, so Utah can take some consolation in her success this upcoming season. Jazz is a friendly and charismatic 6-year-old English Shepherd/Blue Heeler mix that lives with her Process Trusting family in South Jersey. Jazz’s favorite Process Sixers are Jerami Grant, Tony Wroten and of course Joel Embiid. Jazz maintains her support for Sam Hinkie and through it all she plans to stay a believer.
Lilly (Audubon, PA)
A truster through and through, Lilly is a rescue from Delco SPCA (now Providence Animal Shelter) as a 10 week old puppy. Lil’ is now 4 years old living in Audubon, PA with her caregiver, Joe. Lil’ is truly the TJ of dogs. As an undersized pitbull-terrier (mix) she is incredibly obedient and playful and will always leave you with a smile. When morale is low Lil comes to you with the wettest licks on the face. She’s even trained to slap the floor before getting a treat. Hopefully this Big Barker works and Lil will reek havoc for eternity. See you at the Bark in the Park in October!
Maggie (Parts Unknown)
Maggie is a 12 year old pointer bay. She loves to roam the woods and watch the Sixers from her Big Barker perch. Maggie has a small TTP tattoo above her left dewclaw.
Roofus (Orlando, FL)
Roofus is a 14 year old chocolate lab who just completed a move from Elkins Park to Orlando in exchange for a fake first round draft pick and 3 milk bones. His favorite players are Joel Embiid, who he thinks will win MVP, and JJ Redick, because Roofus's game has also aged like a fine wine. He loves sleeping on his Big Barker which he says is softer than Hassan Whiteside.
Roxy & Friends (Palo Alto, CA)
Roxy is a thirteen year old weimaraner who loves taking long walks with her mom (she is indifferent towards dad). She drove across the country with her parents and now lives in California. She loves laying out in the sun, but still misses hunting squirrels in Washington Square. The Big Barker bed gives her a place to rest her tired hips comfortably, so she can continue taking long walks through her retirement!
Max (Canberra, Australia)
My name is Max (Max wrote this - ed.) and I am an 11 year old English Staffordshire Bull Terrier who lives with his Dad Matt, Mum Lauren and his little brothers Mitchell and Oliver just outside of Canberra, Australia.
My Dad and Mum recently got me a Big Barker and I love it, nearly as much as eating chicken necks and running around the backyard. We all love the Sixers especially Ben and TJ.
Harper (Parts Unknown)
Harper is a 6 month old Golden Lab. She went from homeless to process and enjoys bed time stories of the MCW trade. She hopes to see the picks swap just once in her lifetime and is convinced that Hinkie is the one that leaked Colangelo’s burner accounts.
We can't get over what a good dog Harper is.
Gus (Parts Unknown)
Gus is a true process pup. He has watched all 82 games with his dad.
Nola (Plumsteadville, PA)
Nola is a process pup who loves watching the Sixers with her mom/ She also enjoys listening to the podcasts on their morning or evening walks. Mom makes sure to walk with no earphones so that Nola can listen in. She loves all the Sixers but especially Embiid
Oscar D. Pug (Lancaster, PA)
Oscar is a 9 year-old Pug. He's a little top-heavy, so the Big Barker Junior is good for his joints.
His favorite bands are Nickelback and Daughtry and his favorite Process-era Sixer is Danny Granger.
Ruthie (Philadelphia, PA)
Ruthie is an 11 month old Bloodhound, Plott Hound, Lab mix. She loves to howl, whine, chew, sniff, and watch Summer League. She tells anyone that will listen that Markelle Fultz' jump shot will be fine. She is looking forward to many years of retreating back to her Big Barker while her dad yells at the TV during Sixers and Eagles games.
Sunny (Vorhees, NJ)
Sunny is a 4-year-old Sheltie. She is the smartest most loving dog the great LL Pavorsky and his family have ever had. She loves everyone but is a Mommy's girl till the end. At a young age, Sunny suffered a terrible attack by a bulldog and had to undergo reconstructive surgery and months of rehab. She has made a complete recovery so much so that you would never know she almost didn't make it. She absolutely loves her Big Barker bed and especially loves the Ricky upgrade. She is, of course, a big Sixers fan!
Nellie (Carlisle, PA)
Nellie is a 60-lb mix of who knows what (we think there’s some Shar-Pei in there somewhere). She’s almost 13-years old and couldn’t wait to try out her Big Barker! Her parents rescued her back in 2005 as a puppy from a local shelter. She’s a total Process Truster and loves Joel Embiid. When her parents heard about Big Barker dog beds on the Ricky they knew they had to give them a try. Nellie’s glad we did!
Brandy & Ella (Manahawkin, NJ)
These Process Pups are Brandy (12 years old) and Ella (just turned 1)! Brandy needed a new bed to energize those old legs so she can stop doing her best Ersan impression by falling on the hardwood 3-4 times a day. It's a bonus that Ella enjoys the new bed too so she can experience a great bed for a future that's just as bright as the Sixers'.
Sir Charles Barkley (New York, NY)
Sir Charles is a four month old shepherd mix from Antigua. After being drafted with the help of the Animal Haven shelter at 3 months old and 9 pounds, Barkley shot down the rumors that he would never come over and took advantage of his parents’ nutrition and strength program to pack on 9 pounds of muscle in the off-season. Barkley loves to mix it up with dogs five times his size on the streets of New York City. Though he wasn’t around for the Hinkie era, Barkley’s dad regals him with naptime stories of Hollis Thompson, Arnett Moultrie, and Chu Chu Maduabum every day on his Barker Junior.
Riptide Franklin (Conshohocken, PA)
Riptide Franklin, the goodest boy, is a two-year-old blue nose pitt bull mix. Named after the street shark Ripster/the ocean & his favorite blue mascot, @SixersFranklin. Included in the Jahlil Okafor trade in December, he was rescued from Newark, NJ Humane Society thanks to @passionforpitties!
Now living the yard life in Conshy as a process pup with his comfy Big Barker bed and salmon dinners. Riptide bleeds green, trusts the process and reminds everyone the picks swapped.
Lindy (Wenersville, PA)
Lindy is a two year old golden retriever/black lab mix who was recently adopted from friends of the Ricky charity Justice Rescue. When she's not on her Big Barker Dog bed she acts as a 60 lb lap dog and flumps around just like her favorite Sixer, Dario!
Rusty (Cape Cod, MA)
Rusty is a 1 year old red fox lab. He loves playing fetch, lick(face)ing strangers, swimming in the ocean and rough housing with other pups. Rusty is deep in Celtics country and he often humps other dogs without mercy in the neighborhood until they say the name. After a big day of activity, Rusty loves curling up on his Big Barker to dream up New Slants.
Sixer (Wilmington, DE)
Sixer got his brand new Big Barker on his 7th birthday on 6/9 (nice). He got it a few hours after the most tumultuous 10-day span in 76ers history ended with Bryan Colangelo hitting the road. He was able to relax in relief in full comfort. With a 2.5 year old human brother and another baby Process truster on the way in December, he may be the only one in the house to get a peaceful night's sleep.
Bruiser (Willingboro, NJ)
Bruiser, much like his spirit animal TJ McConnell, is an excitable little terrier who plays extremely hard. After a long day of guarding (the yard) for 94 feet, Bruiser needs a comfortable bed to relax. The Barker Junior has been a perfect fit for this 12-year old Patterdale Terrier! Bruiser loves napping nearly as much as he loves chasing small animals, games of his tug, and his salmon treats. Trust it!
Buddy (Cincinnati, OH)
The tenacity and comparable size in the dog world of TJ McConnell, the anxiety of Markelle Fultz, and the confidence of Joel Embiid, Buddy is a 13 year-old Yorkie. While Buddy’s dad is from Philly, he is not only Ohio born and raised, he believes that he’s the real king, and that the Process does not need LeBron. He might not be able to slap the hardwood, but he’s not afraid to pee on it.
Ozzy (Charleston, SC)
Ozzy is an Anatolian Shepherd but most importantly a diehard process truster. As you can see he is still a little angry over the sixers selling 2nd round picks for cash.
Andy (Brewerytown, Philadelphia)
Andy was adopted from Lucky Dog DC in 2015 and has logged more meaningful minutes as a Sixer than Bynum . This OG process pup has seen some bad basketball withhis Dad and Mom. You can find Andy out for runs in Fairmount or playing fetch at baseball fields in Brewerytown. When he's not out and about he is asleep on his new Big Barker bed.
Maddox (Malvern, PA)
Maddox is an (almost) two-year-old Rhodesian Ridgeback that has looked this worried since he heard Ben Simmons won't switch hands in the offseason. He lives iwith Julia and EJ, he loves to eat, sleep, go for runs, and manipulate humans into giving him food and/or attention. His favorite Sixer is Dario because he reminds Maddox of what it was like growing into all 85 pounds of his body; clumsiness and flailing.
Samuel Utley (Mechanicsburg, PA)
Sam wouldn’t get on his new bed for a while because he’s not allowed in furniture and his dad thinks he felt guilty because it seemed too comfy for him to be allowed on. Now he lives on it and his hips seem to be improving. Thanks Big Barker!
Casper (Philadelphia, PA)
Casper is a good girl. She's from Pittsburgh just like our favorite #PointGod TJ McConnell. She's clearly been lisntening to the pod when her dad Evan is not around because she's perfected the art of #lickface and knows how to enjoy a sport in Philadelphia.
Cooper (Washington, DC)
Cooper is a 12 year-old rescue, who is a lab-pit mix. He loves corner threes, TJ, and has a great spirit, as coach Brett Brown would say. He's never coming over.
Donovan (Philadelphia, PA)
Donovan is a good boy who likes tummy rubs and showing his impressive vert when his brother comes to visit, but also a bad boy who breaks into the pantry and eats cookies and granola bars when he's home by himself. His Big Barker Jr. is the perfect place for him to think about what he's done. He was retroactively named after Rookie of the Year Donovan Mitchell and he thinks the podcast is trash.
Crosby (Collegeville, PA)
Crosby is a one-year-old pitbull mix from Collegeville, PA. His favorite activity is story time with Dad, which usually features a history lesson on "The Process." He feels a strong sense of anemoia for the Hinkie days, and his favorite Sixer is Justin Anderson (because they both look very, very tough)
Elvis (Lower Merion, PA)
Elivs, adopted from the Providence Animal Shelter, is mostly a short haired Black Lab. He'ss a bundle of love, joy and playfulness, and we have no idea what life was like before him! He is among the most popular creatures in Lower Merion Township, and is considering a run for Commissioner! Elvis learned quickly to TTP, and thinks next season that Jonah Bolden will provide some of the athleticism and above the rim play we could use. He just wishes the games ended earlier so he could sleep on his Big Barker at a reasonable hour!
Hercules (Parts Unknown)
Hercules is a ten month old Boxer.
He was once a Jah truther, but now has turn his attention to Richaun Holmes. He’s a hard nose, constantly in your face, never tired, never leaving you alone energy bunny, so he’s definitely a TJ guy. And of course a good boy.
Maggie (Marlton, NJ)
Maggie is a 5-year old mix (equal parts Chow, Akita, German Shepherd, French Bulldog, English Springer Spaniel, according to her DNA test) from Marlton, NJ by way of Tucson, Arizona. TJ McConnell is her favorite player, and she paws the floor in his honor.
Hallie (Chester County, PA)
Hallie (short for Halladay) is a six year-old golden retriever from Chester County, PA. She enjoys hanging out with her younger sister Charlotte, who she sometimes lets on her bed (as pictured). Her favorite hobby is chewing on rocks, which is fitting because her favorite Sixer is Rock Covington.
Nelly (Gladwyne, PA)
Nelly is a 10 year old Goldendoodle who lives in Gladwyne, PA. Nelly has trusted the process the entire time, and was a great source of comfort during the early years of the process. Her favorite player is Rock Covington and she will stand up to all of his haters. She loves watching her Sixers on her Big Barker dog bed, because it’s the official dog bed of The Process.
Mortimer (Selma, CA)
Mortie is a 4 and a half year old Olde English Bulldogge, who lives with his best friend and owner Marcus. He, of course, loves to sleep, eat, and play, but he will also just sit on the couch with Marcus and watch television, most notably sports, and most notably the Sixers. It's believed his favorite player are Joel Embiid and Dario Saric, but he has yet to say this out loud. He's a good boy.
Corbin (Wayne, PA)
Corbin is a 9 ½ year old French Bulldog. He’s getting old but he’s still a frisky dude. He’s been a copilot for two cross country moves. He came up on the streets of New York, but has since seen the plains of the Midwest, the Rocky Mountains, the deserts of the Southwest, sunk his paws into the sandy beaches of both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, and is now settled in the Philly ‘Burbs. He’s survived a rattlesnake bite, a scorpion sting, and back surgery. However, as you can see, nothing keeps this guy down for long. He deserves a nice bed (and we think he may need a bigger one)!
Rocky (Lancaster, PA)
Rocky is a three year-old boxer who enjoys being outside and playing fetch. Rocky loves Joel Embiid and emphatically awaits a floor slap this playoffs from a 76er. Rocky has hip dysplasia and general joint pain, so when his dad Andrew listened to the podcast and heard about Big Barker he knew what he had to do. Rocky loves his new bed!
Udi (Needham, MA)
Udi is a six-year-old APBT/Mastiff mix who has lived with his dad, DJ, since he was rescued from the City of Hartford Animal Shelter in late 2012. Udi's favorite Process-era Sixer is fellow "junkyard dog," Tony Wroten, as evidenced by the awe-inspiring effort he exerts on defense anytime he sees somebody dribbling a basketball. Udi once took a five-hour road trip from Hartford, CT to Philadelphia just so that his dad could chant "one, six, eleven!" and offer unprovoked cheers for Vlade Divac in May of 2015.
Bodhi (Philadelphia, PA)
Bodhi is a 7-year-old black lab-pit bull mix rescued via the East Community Action Network in Nashville, TN. He enjoys long walks around Fairmount, treats, and T.J. McConnell picking guys up full court. He, of course, trusts the process.
Carson (Douglassville, PA)
Carson is a five month old Australian Shepherd/Labradoodle mix who lives with his parents Matt and Sharon in Douglassville, PA. His favorite activities include fetching, tug of war, receiving belly rubs, and plenty of #lickface. His favorite player is Ben Simmons, as they’re both Australian. (Editor's note: look at that smile! What a good boy!)
Fletcher (Wilmington, DE)
Fletcher is Process-trusting mixed breed, adopted from the Delaware Humane Association. He came to Delaware from Texas (likely as a part of the Nerlens trade). Fletch enjoys chasing after bunnies, walking around the park, and watching the Sixers win playoff series in 5.
Ellie (Philadelphia, PA)
Ellie is an Old English Sheepdog that's still a puppy - she's only seven months old, but will soon grow to take up the entire bed. She's a huge Philly sports fan - along with her new bed, she has a Phillies jersey and Eagles football. Ellie's favorite Sixers player is J.J. Redick, as his ability to catch and shoot is perfect for playing fetch.
Jaxx (Parts Unknown)
Jaxx is an eight Year old Australian Sheppard. He's got two X's because he is two times the fun. Jaxx loves people, is on a RAW food diet and is a four for four dog due to getting treats when good things happen during games. He's often seen on his brother's Instagram account. Jaxx got his Big Barker before the Ricky logo version, but he does trust the process.