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Riley #4694

Age: 5 1/2 yrs

Status: In-Progress
  • Affectionate & loving
  • Great with female dogs but not with most males or dominant dogs
  • Escape artist with a high prey drive so secure yard is essential
  • Has some separation anxiety (which is improving with time)

Hello…my name is Riley and I’m a 5.5-year-old boy. I was very stressed and anxious when I first met the fantastic people at Golden Rescue but now, thanks to my amazing foster family, I’ve calmed down a lot and am living the ‘Life of Riley’ (ha-ha, get it?). I still have some separation anxiety and don’t like it if you leave me alone but I am much more relaxed now knowing I’m surrounded by kind, loving, and caring people. I love every human I meet and I love female dogs (big or small) but I’m not so good with male or dominant dogs. For example, I walk beautifully on the leash but if I see a male dog, all bets are off. I’m the same if I see a squirrel, so it’s not likely that I can live with a cat. If you can keep me away from distractions, I am a perfect walker. I am gentle with my treats. Loud noises don’t bother me. You can certainly touch me anywhere and the doc says I’m a healthy boy. When I’m in the house, I’m a big love bug couch potato. When I’m outside, I love running around in the backyard and I can be a bit of an escape artist so a secure fenced yard is crucial. Here’s what my foster mom says about me: ”Riley is a very caring boy. If you sneeze, he will run to make sure you’re all right. He is a very affectionate and a big cuddle-bug who is a puppy at heart.” I’d like to have my Life of Riley with you, if you’d take me?

Riley is currently being fostered in the Pembroke, ON area.  If you would like more information about Riley please call our hot-line toll-free at 1-866-712-8444 or email and one of our volunteers will be happy to return your call.

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