Riley is a stunning young Setter/Collie mix who belonged to neighbours of friends Tessa and Gerson. The puppy was either injured, causing it to lose the lower third or it was born with a missing foot. The owners told our friends that they didn’t want the puppy, and were going to put it out on the street. Tessa and her husband took it in immediately.

Finding a home for a disabled dog in Guatemala is difficult, and they already have twenty dogs on their farm. So they contacted us and asked us to take the dog. We were full and couldn’t do so immediately, but had space about a month after begin notified.

We re-christened the dog Riley (his name had been Milo, but we already have a Milo on the mountain).  Riley is sweet, playful, and very attuned to people. He is up for any walk or game you want to play. We are training him and he is learning fast. Riley is neutered, up to date on his shots, and heart worm negative. He gets along with all the dogs at the rescue, and is wonderful with everyone including children.

Riley will be fitted with a prosthesis for his stump once we have raised sufficient funds, as he uses it and his leg is otherwise normal.  A wonderful Oakland CA family has taken Riley in foster and will manage getting the mould done, and the multiple fittings and adjustments.

A sponsor for Riley’s  prostheses would be very appreciated.