Riley in Garrett, IN

Here is Riley with his new family…
Riley is a handsome Ruby boy who just turned one year old on February 4th. He loves his people and is a cuddle bug so someone home the majority of the time would be best for him. Riley came to us no fault of his own. His owners loved him so very much but life health issues became a huge hurdle for them. They did what was best for Riley by placing him with us to find his perfect forever home.
He is a busy puppy who loves to play tug toy with you and with toys in general. He also loves to give lots of kisses to anyone who shares their time with him. Riley does not know a stranger and is certain that anyone who walks through the door has come especially to see and to play with him. With occasional high excitement he will bark with joy but is not a talkie pup. 
He loves to eat like all Cavaliers. He eats too fast so to slow him down a bit he has his own slow bowl. He is not food aggressive and eats next to his foster brothers and sisters with gusto. He has learned to sit for his occasional treats. 
He gets along great with the two older Cavalier foster sisters and loves to run and play with his 3 year old Cavalier foster brother. Riley likes rough and tumble play and a good game of tag toy. He is around a kitty here and finds him interesting but does not bother him except to say hi. 
Riding in a car is somewhat new to him. He would like to be right in your lap. However, with a car seat and harness to stay put in the seat next to you he does fine. Usually just staring at his person is assurance that all is good. Riley has done well on his house training but has had a couple accidents mainly due to needing reminded to go outside because the business of playing is first in his life. So a potty routine schedule is very helpful to him.  
Riley walks on a leash with a harness and does quite well. He loves walks and exploring! He is mastering the doggie door that goes to the fenced in yard and loves the freedom of the yard. He had not experienced stairsteps and is learning about them and doing well. 
A home that is active and fun would be best for Riley, he loves his toys and he has many! His foster mom keeps chew toys/bones available to him and he spends time on them every day. He has never chewed on anything else in the house which is great for being such a young pup!
Riley will pull a leaf or two off any floor plants so his foster mom moved them up or out for his safety. Many plants can be toxic to dogs. 
He enjoys evenings when we sit down to TV and everyone cuddles up on the couch. He must be by you or on you to give you love and lots and lots of kisses! He loves to wrap his neck around your neck to show you his love.  Riley has never been crated here in his foster home or in his original home. He’s been trustworthy when foster mom needs to leave for an hour or two. He was used to sleeping in the big bed with his original mom. He really enjoys sleeping in big bed with his foster siblings and he sleeps well through the night.  Riley does love to sleep against you and sometimes shares the pillow. 
He is the picture of health current on all vaccinations, heartworm, flea and tick. Also, he is neutered and micro-chipped.  
If you’d like to be Riley’s forever home and are in close proximity to his foster home please read our process and complete online application if you haven’t already and then email Sherry at so she knows of your interest. 

Online Application

  • Color: Ruby
  • Age: 1 Year
  • Weight: 16 lbs
  • Sex: Male
  • House Training: Coming along well. Still needs supervision
  • Health: Very good
  • Temperament: Very happy and energetic. Loves his toys and to play toys with you. Very affectionate.
  • Recommendations: A home that is active. Someone home most of the time, go for walks and play toys. A secure fenced yard.
  • Location: Garrett, IN
  • Region: Central
  • Special Needs: No
  • Status: JUST ADOPTED