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Breed: Husky/American Staffordshire terrier mix
Birthdate: April 15, 2014
Sex: male
Housebroken: yes
Good with other dogs: perhaps a large female dog; not good with small dogs or animals
Good with kids: adult home only
Good with cats: no
Special needs: adult home; medical condition controlled with daily treatment



Riley has recently been diagnosed with GI lymphoma cancer and now needs a warm home and loving environment more than ever. He is being treated for his disease and with great care his prognosis is two years or possibly longer. As a foster family, AALOC will pay for all Riley's vet bills and medications. The team at AALOC will also be your support group for any questions or concerns you may have about Riley's care. You just need to provide Riley a safe and warm home, and the love and care he so desperately needs. Riley must be the only pet in an adult-only home and in a single family house so as to avoid close quarters with neighbor’s pets. He will probably take some time to bond again, but when he does, his loyalty is the real deal.

Riley's story begins several years ago: It took several hours before anyone could corral Riley: he just could not believe his owner would abandon him behind AALOC. Riley just kept howling mournfully and would not respond to people who tried to get him to come towards him. He kept looking for his owner to come back for him - but they never did. Animal Control picked him up instead. No one claimed him, no one cared, except for one of our volunteers who made arrangements to have Riley come to AALOC.

DNA testing reports that Riley is a Husky/American Staffordshire terrier mix and he weighs in at about 67 pounds. In general Huskies are intelligent, alert, outgoing, friendly and energetic. Typical traits of a Staffordshire terrier include tenacity, devotion, loyalty, attentiveness and courage. We think Riley demonstrates all of the above!

Riley is a handsome, particularly smart dog that loves to play, go for walks, and meet new people. He is also a strong, quick dog that needs regular exercise of both his mind and body. Riley has been through special obedience training but still needs to be fostered by an experienced dog owner willing to provide the attention and patience Riley will need. Discipline and exercise, in conjunction with affection, is a must. 

If you feel you can provide the guidance and care Riley needs, please submit an application to foster Riley. Once your application is reviewed and approved we will contact you to make an appointment to visit us at AALOC to meet Riley and get to know him a bit. Click here for more information regarding our foster program or please call us at (714) 893-4393.