Riley has been in his forever home for a month now, and we received the best update from his family on Christmas Day. He is playing with new toys and has discovered all sorts of yummy treats! Family and friends are staying at the house over the holidays, and Riley is having a terrific time playing with the doggie friends that are visiting too! He is doing great riding in the car, even taking a long road trip to MD last week. His family says he is "comfy" and a "wonderful part of our home".
Earlier today, we announced the exciting news about Riley's adoption. Fairytale endings like this are not possible without kind folks opening their homes and fostering dogs in need. Is it hard letting them go? Of course. But every foster parent will tell you - seeing your foster dog find his forever family is worth a few temporary tears. Here is a beautiful slideshow that Riley's foster mom Veronica created as a tribute to Foster Families everywhere. If you're moved by the message, please consider becoming "the bridge between what was and what can be... the pathway to a new life." Consider fostering. Please share.
Riley had been waiting longer than usual to find his Perfect Match. He came into our rescue with not only a broken leg, but also a crushed spirit. With love and time, both his leg and his soul were healed.
When Riley was ready to move on to the next chapter in his life, we knew that his forever family would need to be extraordinary. They would need to be patient and kind. Their home would need to be in a quiet neighborhood and have a fenced yard in which Riley could safely run and play. They would need to be as special as he is. Riley deserved nothing less. And so, the search began.
*** Single White Male with Speckled Ears Seeks Long-Term Commitment ***
Enjoys long walks in the park, sharing yummy meals, cuddling on the sofa & watching movies, and getting the occasional belly rub. Offers love, loyalty and winter foot-warming services. Fenced yard is a must, but sleeping in bed is negotiable. Riley is being fostered near Bethlehem, PA and is available for Meet & Greets in the greater Lehigh Valley area. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a time that's convenient for you!
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Who likes my spooky bandana with spiders on it? I know Halloween's not for another few weeks, but my foster dad loves Halloween, so I get to wear this all month long. I've been in my foster home for a few months now, and I'm loving the family lifestyle. I like to go for walks and snuggle my humans while they watch TV. But I know that I can't stay here forever, so I'm really wishing my Forever Family would find me soon. The only thing I really need is a fenced yard, since I like to be able to run around safely. I get along with other mild-mannered dogs, and cats too! I'm 100% house-trained and I am an expert cuddler, i...
Dogs that are brought into our homes as fosters are sometimes lost, in every sense of the word. Everything is new - the people, the food, the routine, the scent. Some have rarely, if ever, been allowed to put their paws inside of a house. They do not know how to trust, or how to give and receive affection. They do not understand that their next meal is Guaranteed. We humans try our very best - we give them space and time. We are gentle, understanding the need to take things slowly. However, we are often surprised to find that our foster dogs' biggest advances have little to do with us. Many times, it is our resident d...
Hello, peeps! Two exciting things happened to me this week. First, I went to the vegetarian's office to have pictures taken of my leg. (Well, I was less than thrilled about that part. I thought we were there to get vegetables....) But the exciting part is that the Doggie Doctor said my bum leg was healed up really good, and I was "cleared for adoption." So, if there are any families out there that were waiting to adopt me - I'M READY! The second great thing is that I learned to play fetch. I've been watching the resident dog here for awhile, and he seemed to be having loads of fun chasing that orange ball. So I fina...