Good with children 7 plus years old.
Meet Riley, a smaller male red n white cocker spaniel about 4 to 5 years old with a natural tail. He might be mixed with a bit of Pekingese or some small breed, but looks mostly cocker. He came to rescue with 2 other cocker boys from a local shelter. All 3 had been running loose until they got picked up as strays by NC Animal Control. When no owner came looking for them the shelter asked for rescue help because all 3 tested as strong heartworm positive.
He came here heartworm positive and our vet found his needs had sadly been neglected. He was matted, filthy dirty, with skin issues and an ear infection. He was covered with ticks and fleas and had hooks and whipworms. Shortly after coming to rescue he and the other two boys developed a respiratory infection, but he recovered well. He had his heartworm treatment and recovery time. His two doggie buddies got adopted and he is now ready to find a home too. He has been neutered and he had a dental. Someone must have loved him in the past because he is gentle, loving and just a really nice boy. He is an incredibly sweet guy and dearly craves human attention and love. He does have some visual issues that we noticed after seeing him act different than the other two cocker boys. Our vet says that he is going blind from a rare genetic disorder called PRA -Progressive Retinal Atrophy. Nothing can be done for him and he will eventually go totally blind. We took him to a specialist and they said the same. Please consider adopting this special needs cocker, he will be a nice companion for you to love. Being a special needs dog isn't that different from other dogs, it just means you need to love him more and go the extra mile to keep him comfortable and care for him properly. It's not that difficult. Fill out an application to get approved, he is so sweet and nice, he might just steal your heart.
His adoption fee is: $350.