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Age:>5 years
Time on PetMatch:4 months
Country of Origin:Ireland


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6 year old Riley is best suited to a home with children 12+

This sweet lady is feeling a little down at the moment. Riley has been in our care since late September. She was found as a stray with a very bad cough and mange. Mange can be so uncomfortable and very painful for dogs and requires lots of treatment. Riley has been a very good patient and we are so pleased to say that she has recovered well.

She is waiting ever so patiently to find that someone special to come along and adopt her – sadly it’s been a long wait. We were so happy to see Riley go to a wonderful foster home for Christmas and below is a little recap and her time spent with her foster daddy Dara.

“Fostering Riley was an absolute pleasure. This is a very special dog. I live on my own and she was perfect company in the house. I don’t think anyone has ever been so excited to see me on a daily basis! She is one of the most loving and affectionate dogs I have had. She loves belly rubs but is equally happy just curling up into a tiny ball beside you on the couch. Any dog lovers that met her during her say really complimented her temperament.

Riley’s not a large dog but has a lot of love to give. I was very pleasantly surprised how toilet trained she was considering her past. Not one accident in the house over the 5 weeks. She enjoys her sleep a lot and would curl up in a little ball each night and not stir until morning. She understands where she is supposed to sleep, she will sit for you. She also quickly picked up on when we were going for a walk and parked herself on the mat at the front door patiently waiting for her harness to be put on!

Riley doesn’t really shed at all – hardly any fur left around the house. She greets all guests with excitement and a waggy tail…. she probably wouldn’t be a good guard dog! Evidently Riley has forgiven humans for the horrible past and is happy to see everyone and greets them with her butt shaking dance!

Initially Riley does bark at other dogs. We did work on this together – easily distracted by treats or by simply continuing to walk on by. She was kept on lead when out walking in parks. That said, we did a lot of walks with friend’s dogs and she adapted very quickly to their company and there was no yapping. Riley will be a very special addition to the home of whoever is lucky enough to adopt her in time.”

Riley is...

House trained

People friendly

Requires some training

The type of home Riley is looking for...

Fully secure garden

No cats

No children < 12

No other dogs

Somebody home all/most of day
Charity Number: 20001735
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Adoption Fee: The adoption fee for a dog is €185 and the adoption fee for a cat is €99. This includes: Microchipping - Your pet will be microchipped and the microchip will be registered Neutering - Your pet will be neutered Flea and worming - Your pet will be up to date with flea and worming treatments Vaccinations - Your pet will receive its’ primary vaccinations

Adoption Process:

Dog Adoption Process:

  • Register your interest for a dog and then visit the shelter to chat with a member of the adoptions team.
  • If you applied for a specific dog and your application is successful an adoption consultant will discuss in more detail with you on your visit to the shelter. If you have an existing dog an appointment will be made for a dog meet.
  • Once your application is processed and approved a foster period may be arranged with you to take the dog home for a weeks trial. Photo ID, proof of address is required for this along with a refundable reservation donation.
  • When the foster week is complete you must attend an adoption meeting with a member of the adoptions team. They are held on set days and by appointment only.

Cat Adoption Process:

  • Register your interest for a cat you’d like to adopt. If your application is successful an adoption consultant will call you.
  • An appointment will be arranged for you to complete the adoption process.

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