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Riley GH-1066


LOOKING FOR A FOREVER HOME

Say hello to young Mr. Riley! He’s about a year old and 60 pounds.     He’s very active in the morning and will quickly gobble up his food and water before calming down. When it’s time to go outside he quickly does his business, then finds a stick to chew on before wanting to come back in. He loves to be with his people. After breakfast and potty time he’s much calmer. He stays in the office and lays down while his foster dad works.

Riley’s inside behavior is good.  He has never damaged anything and only had one potty accident in the house in 5 weeks. When called he comes running and will stay with you wherever you are.  Next, he’ll roll onto his back.  Scratch my chest and belly please! This is one of his favorite things to do. If you’re not home, best to put him in a room with door closed.  No crate. He dislikes them and will bark. His bark is quite loud.

Riley has 3 foster brothers and has no problem getting along. With that said, he will bark and lunge at dogs he doesn’t know. That behavior needs some work.  We are not sure about how he interacts with cats. Riley does not mind car rides but could use some help with walking etiquette. He’s also a little bit mouthy (no biting). He’s a work in progress there also. He’s still a puppy.

Riley is current on all vaccinations, and free of intestinal parasites/tick borne diseases. His biggest health related issue is skin related. He had missing fur, scabs, and ticks when he arrived in America. He is currently on some allergy meds and something for dry skin. As a result of the medication, his skin has improved dramatically since in the USA.  Fur is growing back, no more scabs or redness, and no more ticks.  With that said, Riley still occasionally itches, so his adopter will need to continue with daily medication until the skin issue is resolved.  

Some may say he’s a typical puppy but he surely has a mellow side for just chillin out and getting belly rubs. If you are an Approved GoldHeart Adopter and willing to help this super cute pup follow through with skin treatment until resolved, please contact his foster parents at sliderhomer@gmail.com.  Riley is being fostered in Baltimore County, MD.

If you are not yet approved by Goldheart, and are in our SERVICE AREA, please complete an adoption application at https://goldheart.org/adopting-a-golden/adoption-application/. There is a $30 non-refundable application fee that must be received before the approval process starts. The approval process can take 4-6 weeks since we rely on an all-volunteer support network to process your application, conduct the home visit, and check references. If approved, you can then inquire about Riley if he is still available, and you can also inquire about any other available dog.

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