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  • BOXER/BULLY MIX; Sleek white jacket, black oval patch over right eye.  About 50lbs.
  • ADULT FEMALE; Est DOB: October 2017.
  • ARRIVAL: January 18, 2020
  • HISTORY: Riley arrived as a stray at a high kill shelter. When space became an issue, we spoke up for her.
  • EXTRA NOTE:  Riley has already developed a fan base here!
  • No cats or dogs for me please.

Volunteer Thought: Living the life of Riley?? Well, for Riley her idea of “living the life of Riley AKA a charmed life” would mean giving and receiving love and attention.  As terrific as she is in getting along with humans, one would think her new home is just a tail wag away!   A very well balanced girl, Riley nicely sits when asked and if she is feeling a little more froggy, will run and chase after balls. Since coming to CFC, Riley has made it apparent that an environment surrounded by numerous dogs and without ample one-on-one human interaction like we have here, is simply not for her. When she first arrived here, she would play with other dogs and even happily go for walks with them, but as the months have rolled by, Riley has gotten more and more reactive to other dogs and for this reason, we feel that initially, she needs to be in a home where she is the only pet and with a human who will slowly try to reintroduce her to building relationships with other dogs. A skilled leash walker but perhaps at times a little more strong, Riley seeks and gives affection and would be very much in her element caring for older kids (12+) in her new home. Riley hopes to find a family who will allow her to live the charmed life she so deserves and yearns for. Think you can give this sweet girl a new home and the life of Riley that she so deserves?

Staff Thought: Riley is such a loving sweetheart.  She can be a little strong on the leash like a girl on a mission but will nicely stop when I ask for her attention.  I was successful in redirecting her with a sit, which she does know and pretty much does whenever I give her the command.   Once in the arena, she was curious and would amble around, but didn’t show too much of an interest in toys.  Again, I could get her attention when I called for her.  If I sat down, she would come and check in, and climbed up on the bench so she could better access my lap.  It started raining, so I didn’t keep her out too long, but spent some time loving on her in her pen.  I started giving her some butt scratches and body rubs which she loved, and she in-turn started just rubbing her body all over mine giving me a full-body snuggle, which was super adorable.   I think that she is a calm, gentle-natured girl – up for walks and adventure, but also content to just be snuggled-up next to her human.