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Our Riley


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We adopted Riley in June of 2009. Our other dog Cosmo (WHS alumni) was getting older and slowing down. We had been thinking about adopting another dog for quiet some time.

I had been volunteering at the shelter for a couple of years. I had seen many sweet, cute dogs that would have made a wonderful addition to our family. But for some reason Riley really tugged at my heart. She was not socialized, very shy and fearful of her surroundings, and she was all alone.

I sat with her in her kennel, waiting for her to warm up to me. Finally she came up to me and licked my face. My heart melted. I think she was telling me she trusted me to help her.

We did a meet and greet with Cosmo. They got along wonderfully. We brought her home and started the long process of socializing her, building trust and love, and obidence training. Cosmo helped with this too. It was a long road but we are so happy to have Riley in our family.

We take her hiking, camping, and to the beach. She loves all our adventures! She has several doggie friends she loves to get together with and play. It's truely a happily ever after story.

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