River Dog

Age:  4 years
Gender:  Male
Breed:  Redbone/Shep Mix
Size:  Medium
Dog Friendly:  Yes
Cat Friendly:  Unknown
Kid Friendly:  Older Only Please


River was found as a stray in WV. He was very scared in the shelter and really needed a rescue to step in and help. HART did and he is now in a foster home learning life isn't so scary.

River is a very sweet and submissive dog who will need a patient person, or people, with experience with scared dogs. We will also consider people with dog experience and the willingness to work with a scared dog. In his foster home he is very attached to his primary person and is still nervous around other people and new environments. He does best with a lot of structure (leash, crate, schedule and supervision) and the help of a confident dog in the home to lead the way. He will require time to adjust but the effort you put in will definitely come back tenfold in love. He is not aggressive with little ones, but with his current temperament and being scared they may be too much for him. He would do best in a calm, adult only home with a yard and another dog.

River is crate trained (you must have treats though) and house trained although sometimes has accidents if left unattended. He is great with his foster brothers but is generally anxious (some dogs don't like this behavior).

River is not currently attending adoption events as they are very overwhelming. If interested in meeting him, please fill out an application online. If it's a good fit we may set up a meet and greet at a quiet place. River may require multiple meet-ups so he can feel more comfortable with his potential adopters.

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