At A Glance

  • Age: 17 years, 2 months
  • Breed: Mixed Breed
  • Gender: Male
  • Weight: 50.00 lbs
  • Location: N/A
  • Status: Adopted


Riley came to stay with me from a temporary foster on Saturday morning.  And what a doll!!  Let me tell you a little about him.  Besides being beautiful, he is 3 – 4 years old, we think, he is in very good health, he weighs about 50 #’s and is just about the perfect weight and he has had his first set of shots and has been neutered.  He has settled in nicely and appears to one of the nicest, most laid back dogs I have had in my care.  He ignores my snarkey little dog, he had a little trouble convincing my English shepherd that just because he is bigger than her that doesn’t mean that he isn’t nice – but that has worked out great too.  I can pick up his food and move it, the resident dogs can come close while he is eating and he doesn’t really care, he takes treats gently from your hand, he loves to be petted but isn’t demanding, he knows sit and stay (kinda).  He does well on a tie out and he walks well with a gentle leader – although he does like to stop and smell the roses along the way – he pulls when on walks with his flat collar.  He rides well in a car and jumps right in.  His fur is unbelievably soft and silky and he loves to be brushed.
I put him in a crate while I’m at work or gone from the house for any length of time – not so much because I don’t trust him but until my little snarkey dog gets a little more used to having him in the house it is best for all concerned.  He does have free roam all other times, even at night.  He sleeps on the floor either under my bed or in the hall outside my bedroom, he hasn’t figured out what the dogs beds laying around the house are for yet.  He follows me around where ever I go and then either puts his head on my lap or lays down at my feet when I stop and sit down.  He very rarely ever barks, unlike the 2 resident dogs, he doesn’t really even bark when they start up – he will wander over to see what they are barking at but obviously he doesn’t understand what the fuss is all about.  He is just about the sweetest dog I have fostered. 
The only things that I can say that he has done that I had to stop was that he marked in my house twice when he first came in – I told him NO and that was the end of that, he never tried it again.  And secondly I had left an open can of dog food on the edge of the counter and he must have thought that I left it there for him, so I caught him with his paws on the counter eating out of the can – he didn’t knock the can off the counter he just very carefully  was eating out of the can. 
He met my grandchildren, 2 ½ years and 1 year on Sunday and he loved them.  He is very gentle around small children, he even let the 1 year old crawl underneath him and then snuggle her face into his fur.  He was both inside and outside with the kids and was just as gentle outside with them running around as he was when they were in the house.
If  you are interested in a beautiful, well-mannered, happy furboy please let placement know.  As I find out more about Riley I will let you know.


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