Riley and Ferguson are a bonded pair and need to be adopted together. Both are child friendly 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 thought to be his brothers from a local shelter. All 3 of them were alone and running around loose.They were picked up as strays by NC Animal Control. When no owner came looking for them the staff asked for rescue help because all 3 tested as strong heartworm positive.
Besides being heartworm positive the rescue vet found that his needs had been sadly neglected. He came to us matted, filthy dirty, with skin issues and an ear infection. He was also covered with ticks and fleas and had hooks and whipworms. Shortly after coming in all 3 boys developed a horrible case of respiratory infection. They were put on medicine to get well. His heartworm treatment has been done and he's done with recovery time. He was neutered and had a dental. It seems that someone must have loved him because he is so loving, gentle and just a really nice boy. He is an incredibly sweet guy and he loves it when you give him attention and love. On a recent vet trip, he did well interacting with children 7 years and older. He does have some visual issues that we noticed after seeing him act different than the other two cocker boys.The vet says that he is going blind from a rare genetic disorder called PRA -Progressive Retinal Atrophy. Nothing can be done and he will eventually be totally blind. Our vet recommends that he and Ferguson be adopted out together as he needs to be with his seeing companion to help him feel comfortable with things. See Ferguson's bio.
His adoption fee is: $350.
Ferguson's adoption fee is: $350.