River   1318   Female Dog
Available 10/26/2017     Location: COCKER SPANIEL ADOPTION CENTER, INC.

Breeds: Cocker Spaniel (purebred)Altered: No
Color: Chocolate - White VariedAge: 15 years
Coat: .Tail: Docked
Size: MediumWeight: 18 lbs.
Eyes: .Ears: .


12/05/2017 - UPDATE -
I am writing to tell you all about myself. I am an older gal; yes, they think I may be fifteen. Think of all the great life experiences I have had, and how much I know about giving love. Recently, though, I was a stray and that was not a good experience. Luckily for me, I was saved and I am safe, sound, and loved thanks to great medical care and the people at CSAC. I do have some medical issues, but who doesn't when they get up in years. My hearing isn't great, but my super duper foster mom says I do have some hearing. I am wobbly often when I walk, so I go out in the backyard to do my thing and sniff and all that fun dog stuff. I can go up and down the steps, but I just do it at a slow pace. What's the rush, anyway? My days of taking family hikes are over, but that is okay. I do have some trouble seeing at night and get a little confused since my yard is new to me. But, I just love my foster home, and they love to do my favorite thing with me. CUDDLE. They pick me up and cuddle with me, and I am the happiest pup of any age when that happens. We also snuggle on the sofa which is fantastic. Sure beats walking outside in the cold getting all stiff and stuff. Mom says I am a great sleeper. She says I sleep like a log and snore like a chainsaw. Hmmm! Snoring like a chainsaw is not the most attractive description, but at least I sleep well and don't bother people to go out every couple hours like a puppy does. Age does have its advantages. I am a calm dog. Mom says I eat my dinner in my crate, and I do bark with some energy when I am finished so I can get out and go on to the next thing. Mom thinks I may be protective of my food because I get a bit of an attitude if a dog or one of the cats gets too close when I am eating. No problem, though, since I eat in my crate. And speaking of cats, I am fine with them. I like the bunch of cats I live with and the other two dogs. Getting along well with others is a big deal when you are looking for your family. Speaking of family, my new people will want to know that I am looking great these days. My skin issues are clearing up and my hair is growing back in. River is looking fine!! Mom says I am an old dame just looking for love. Just like everyone, huh. My family is so wonderful to me. So, if you are a wonderful person looking to make this River the happiest and most loved girl, please let CSAC know you want to meet me. You won't be sorry. I am a faithful and loving pup who will be your best friend and love you forever. Thanks for thinking of me. Rivers of hugs and kisses. The clever old gal - River

Hi Everyone! My name is River, and I just arrived at CSAC from a shelter. I was found as a stray. I am not sure what happened. I am 15, and I lost my home. I need a kind soul to give me the home I need for the rest of my life. Right now, I am in the caring hands of one of the great Vets that work with the CSAC. They are checking me out and making sure I am healthy. I have a few medical issues that need treated so please send your prayers that I heal quickly. Hopefully, I will find my new family that will turn me into a cherished pet for the remainder of my golden years.

For more information about this dog, email our Adoption Coordinator.

Our adoption process starts with an application. If you are interested in adopting this pup, please click the Adopt menu at the top of the screen, read about our process, and click the application link.

The medical and custodial care of the many Cockers in our care is tremendous. More and more dogs are abandoned with urgent and serious medical issues. We are committed to providing the best possible care for these forgotten friends. Unfortunately, the mounting high costs are beginning to limit the number of dogs we are able to take into our program. Even if you cannot adopt or foster one of our current adoptable dogs, please consider making a donation. The Cocker Spaniel Adoption Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization, and your donations are entirely tax deductible. If you can help, please donate.

For more information, visit www.cockeradoptions.org.
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