River – Adoption Pending
Name: River
Age: 8 months old (As of 3/30/2020)
Gender: Female
Breed: Shepherd/FMD mix
Weight: 35-45lbs
Dogs: Good with dogs
Cats: Good with cats
Kids: Good with kids
Housebroken: Yes
Crate trained: Ok in crate
Leash: Ok on leash
Brief Bio:

River, who is affectionately called “Kisses” by her foster mom, is the sweetest little girl you’ll ever meet.  River is like that quiet girl from gradeschool who sits in the back of the classroom – the one who stays on the bench at lunch and reads books. The one who, once you get to know her, is just sweet, kind, and becomes your best friend. It takes her a day or so to open up to new people, but once she does, she is non-stop kisses, waggles, and love.  Don’t let her resting-worry-face fool you – she’s a happy, energetic, sweet puppy.

River is good on leash, and has mostly gotten over her fears of fire hydrants and garden flags. She’s great with other dogs, and she loves to lick the cat’s ears. She’s potty trained (with a doggie door). She doesn’t chew things around the house, although she does enjoy bringing in random things from the yard and shredding them onto the carpet.  She’s probably going to be about 45 lbs full grown. 
River would thrive best in a home with another dog. She gains a lot of confidence and becomes less shy, when she can follow the lead of a solid, confident dog. And while she is loving, snuggly, and joyful with people, you can see her spirit explode into bliss with another playful dog. In the right situation, an only-dog home would be considered. 
River is being fostered in El Sobrante. Meet and greets can be arranged during the shelter-in-place, as long as the social-distancing requirements can be met. 


"Hi Melody, River is getting along great and loves exploring the yard with the cat and running around and wrestling with Wylie.  She enjoys napping in the bed and porch and loves tracking the local bunnies and birds, and long walks through the neighborhood. -J&D"

How to help?

If you have extra time on your hand and would like to help please consider volunteering! Rescue groups need dedicated volunteers to help with events, fundraisers, home checks, transports, etc. All of these things help enable the rescue to expand their network and help more dogs in need.

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