Type: Great Dane
Age: 2-3 years
House Trained: Yes
Miss Riley is one of our longest residents and is truly ready for her forever home. Riley was found as a stray and as the story goes, taken to a shelter after having an altercation with the finders dogs. As it turns out, it was discovered during her spay that she was pregnant as well as being in rough shape. Riley has come a long way since entering rescue. She had a serious case of "happy tail" sounds like a good thing I know, but it is not. Happy Tail is when the tail continues to break open after repeatedly be hit or banged against a hard surface. One of the signs of a dog living in small quarters or continually crated in a crate that is too small for the dog. She compounded the problem by chewing on the tail as a stress reliever. There is no cure for this and the solution is docking or amputating a portion of the tail. She has had this procedure and recovered nicely from it. She is a very sweet dog with humans and will stare lovingly at you while you drive if riding in the car. She does well with most dogs, but she plays very hard and would need a dog that can respond in kind without taking offense. She is in rescue with 10 others at this time with no incidents, all of these dogs are her size. Her favorite play partner is Miss Calliope, a Neapolitan Mastiff that is just as rough and tumble as she is. She comes with all the usual options, house broken, crate trained, spayed, vaccinated, microchipped and ready for her forever home. Please email us if you would be interested in adopting Miss Riley or any of the other available dogs flgdr.org or firstname.lastname@example.org
She was found as a #straydog according to the surrendering party. They took her home and immediately put her in the yard with the other #dogs, as you might guess that did not go well. The finder immediately took her to the shelter and relinquished custody of this stunningly beautiful girl and never looked back. It turns out Miss Riley had been bred somewhere along the line, although she was not far along, they determined it during her spay. No wonder, pregnant, scared, put in with dogs she didn't know - I wouldn't be happy either. She was scheduled to be euthanized at the shelter if a rescue did not step up.
What a whirlwind life has been! I've met a lot of different people in a short period of time. I'm trying to understand what is happening, but it's all very unsettling. I have a name now, they call me Riley, I really like that name. I would love to have a home and person of my own to love. These nice people tell me it will be all right soon that someone will come along and be my perfect family. I can't wait to meet you.