Meet Riley - courtesy post - adopted
Hi! I'm Riley! I'm part of a dynamic female duo along with my sister and BFF Madison! We're both looking for our forever homes and of course we'd love to be adopted together. Here's my info sent in by our awesome foster mom --- and be sure to check out our video below!
RILEY (blue eyes):
Basic Info: 9-11 month old, spayed female. Up to date on vaccines, heart-worm negative. Originally from Iowa, husky/shepherd/beagle mix.
She loves: Her sister Madison, treats, bones, sticks, balls, toys, swimming (pretty confident already), other dogs big and small, car rides, people (especially kids), laps, kisses, SNUGGLING and hiking.
About Riley: Sweet and inquisitive, a sensitive soul, attentive learner, walks nicely on her leash, wants to be in your lap or very close to you, often vocal; "sings". A bit more shy than her sister, but never afraid to meet anyone. MAYBE okay with cats, depending on the cat.
Training: Working on several basic commands with excellent progress. Comes to her name very well with treats and praise. Crate-trained and house broken, if given a regular potty-break schedule.
Why she needs a home: Puppies will be puppies! A Colorado Farmer bought litter-mates, Riley and Madison, from a roadside stand in Iowa, but then neglected them. He kept them outside, or in his cold garage, with lots of other forgotten dogs he already had. He never took them to see a vet, and soon they both had worms. The Farmer's Son took pity, and did his best to look after the pups himself, for about 6 months on the farm, without any trouble. But one day when the Kid wasn't home, the Farmer "turned the puppies out" in the chicken yard without supervision, where after some rough play, the pups accidentally murdered two chickens. The farmer blamed the pups, and said they "have to go, immediately". His Son was heartbroken, but managed to smuggle the puppies in his truck to friends in Boulder, to save them from his Step-mother's threat to drop them off at a kill-shelter, or from his Father's plan to sell them on Craigslist, to the highest bidder. He hopes they'll find a safer home, where they'll see a vet regularly and always be loved. Though Madison and Riley shouldn't live with chickens anymore, they're also just puppies, very good ones, worthy of a forever family who will continue positive-reinforcement training.
To Avoid: small prey-like pets, chickens. Very good at escaping fences and gates when left unattended. Best to supervise in the yard. Maybe okay with cats, depending on the confidence of the cat. This smart girl, like a true husky/beagle, needs mental stimulation to keep her happy and safe.
Seeking a forever family!
To Inquire: Contact Ashley Shaner (Foster Mom),
call, text (720) 987-9848, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org