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Meet Riley

Riley has been returned to us after 5 years as the family had a child and no longer wanted him around them. Riley is cross-eyed but that only adds to his charm. He suffers from separation anxiety and at the moment will hardly eat because he is missing the family and simply doesn't understand why he has been put in someone elses backyard.

Poor Riley first came into care when he was rescued from the pound when he was around 10 months old, he had been extremely abused and starved (he was the skinniest dog I had ever rescued). Riley slowly began to trust humans, his anxiety issues started to settle and he began to put on weight. At about 13 months he was adopted, and was with his owner for the last 5 years. He gets along well with female dogs, big or small but is not good with dominate male dogs. Riley is scared of cats and stays out of their way. He is fine with older children, but is quite scared of young children. Riley does not like the water and bath time can be a real challenge. All in all, Riley is one of the best dogs you will ever meet, all he wants in life is a family to love him FOREVER, and to take him for long walk.

Riley was adopted on 15 March 2014 after 5 years in foster care

  • Border Collie x
  • male
  • 01 June 2008
  • $350
  • Warrimoo
  • 20 February 2009
  • 15 March 2014

Animals in our Care

These animals have been rescued from various pounds and shelters by volunteer Foster Carers who provide the animal with a safe haven until they can be permanently rehomed. They are located throughout Sydney, Australia.

Please note that descriptions of breed, age and size are given in good faith and are based on assessment of the animal's features, together with veterinary opinion. We cannot guarantee the age and breed of any animal listed.

All dogs and cats listed come desexed, vaccinated, wormed, microchipped and heartworm tested.

Also have a look at our Dogs in Care pages for more dogs available for adoption.

Last updated: 15 March 2014