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Riley - A Petfinder Happy Tail

Photo of Riley, a dog
Adopted from South Pacific County Humane Society, Long Beach, WA

Riley - posted 05/12/2010

From Tricia of Beaverton, OR

I saw Riley (who was known then as Rocket) one day on, and decided right away it was worth the 2 1/2 hour trip, one way, up to Washington to meet him. It was love at first sight. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to take him with me right away, as I wanted to get some time off work for his homecoming. The shelter was wonderful about keeping him for a few more days. When I got to go pick him up to take him home, he couldn't stop wagging his tail. The whole way home he sat right next to me in the back seat and gave little sighs and grunts of contentment.

Riley has been with me for over 2 weeks now, and is such a happy little guy. We have started puppy school and he loves it, although sometimes he falls asleep during the class! We have also found an indoor puppy play ground facility one day a week for puppies 6 months or younger, which he loves going to.

Riley even has a best friend: a dog named Chance that looks just like Riley but is about 25 pounds bigger. They like to play in Chance's yard for hours until they are both too tired to play anymore.

A big thank you to Petfinder and the SPCHS for helping me to find my little guy. I have wanted a dog for a year now, and am so happy to have found Riley.

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