Riley's info...
  • Breed: Chihuahua/Terrier
  • Sex: Male
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Color: Black
Riley is...
  • Housetrained
  • Good with Kids
  • Good with dogs
  • Good with cats
  • Up to date with shots
  • Already neutered
Riley's story...

Hi, my name is Riley, and I’m a 1-year-old Chihuahua/terrier mix.  I weigh in at just 9 lb.  I was rescued from a high-kill shelter in California, where I was going to be euthanized. Fortunately, I’m safe in Canada now and just need a loving forever home.

I am a very happy dog. I look special because I have what many dogs don’t have.  I was born with a cleft lip so it’s very easy to recognize me, no doubt about that. I don’t notice it myself because it makes no difference to my life, but people say I am so cute, I believe them and I respond back by giving out lots of kisses. From my right side, you don’t even see it.

I love people, playing and cuddles, and I get very excited when you arrive home. Catch me if you can! is my motto. I can jump really high. I think I may have been a Jack Russell terrier in a past life, because I sure act lik one. I walk very well  on a leash, love walks, and overall I am told I have
a very curious and delightful personality.

I respect cats that stand their ground so if you have a wimpy cat, my terrier instinct to chase will take over unless you take the time to make me understand that it’s not okay to do that. I’m good with dogs and can play with young children, but I think older children might be more my thing. It is best if you are a human leader who clearly shows me who’s in charge, otherwise I may try to take over that role by marking in the house. There is an app for that! L)

I am highly trainable because I’m so sensitive and so bright. I don’t know commands yet but if you train me, we can make progress together. I have a big bark if you need me to protect the house, but if you tell me to stop, I get it. Just doing my job. I can also “speak” like when you’re preparing food and I want some, I speak up.

I can enjoy being a couch potato with you or I can go for very brisk walks if you’re the active type.  I’m up for anything, as long as I’m with you.  If you move to another room, I’m right behind you. It’s my loyalty, you see.

I need someone to love me, cleft lip and all.  In return, you won’t believe how much love I give back. Mark my words:  “I will melt your heart.”

My adoption fee is $400.

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