River

Dog ID: 22-010 | 2 Year old Female | Medium Energy | Good with Dogs | Good with Cats

Medium Energy, Good with Most Dogs, Good with Cats

August 25, 2022:

River recently had an evaluation with a trainer to help with her fear of people. Her training program will be ongoing, but implementing a few simple changes in her routine has already made a big difference in River’s confidence!

Her favorite new thing is a daily decompression sniffari walk in nature. She takes the lead, choosing when to stop and smell the roses–or rabbit scent–when to roll in the grass or lounge, when to amble. She also loves to chase little frogs and pounce on grasshoppers — River is starting to enjoy her life! Another new development has been River’s willingness to take treats directly from her foster mom’s hand; previously treats had to be placed on the ground or floor and no eye contact could be made. Watch this space for more achievements from this pretty girl!


August 7, 2022:

Slowly, but surely, River continues to come out of her shell. She is learning to take treats from her foster mom; learning to walk with a harness rather than straining against her collar; learning that she can sit quietly while her foster mom is talking with another human; learning that snuggles are good and so is playtime. In the past week River and her foster mom visited the home of a friend; she was a bit scared, but also curious. River also accepted toenail trimming with no fuss, and, best of all, now asks when she needs to go outside!

River can be a bit mischievous with her canine foster brother–a favorite trick is to take one of his toys and sit on it or hide it in their sand pit in the yard. Next week River will be evaluated by a trainer who will help us work with her fear of unfamiliar people. Stay tuned!


July 20, 2022:

River is a beautiful young mix who is slowly learning that humans will keep her safe and loved. She was spotted as a stray in March 2022, eventually trapped by a dedicated group of people, and taken to an area shelter. Shelter staff realized River’s need for a quiet, patient home and placed her with a foster volunteer. After being treated for Lyme and then spayed, River was transferred to GRRoW, but continues to live with her original foster. She enjoys playing in the yard with her canine foster brother, lounging in the sun, and snuggling with her foster mom. She is still very shy and fearful, but we look forward to seeing her blossom with love, patience, and time.


July 7, 2022:

Welcome to GRRoW, River! More information to come soon on this pretty girl!