Riggs - in Maine
Newest update: December 2023
Dec 2023 update!
Even Santa thinks Riggs is a VERY good boy! How sweet is this handsome dude?! He is living with a lovely balanced female dog and doing so well, so we know Riggs could be OK around the right match of other canines.
Riggs has made so much progress in foster care that he doesn’t use the crate any more. The dogs do well together without it, and he is loving his canine sister, they get into some WWF wrestling matches, and then they throw down for a nap together. Riggs is even confused why the kitty doesn’t want to play with him. He’s trying to get her to play and wouldn’t ever harm his feline friend.
Riggs is doing great with leash walking on an EZ walker harness. He is a champion snuggler and his fur is so soft. He’s enjoying meeting new humans and will sneak a lick to the face.
Riggs is doing better about not being so vocal, his foster family is working on this and he even was talking to an elephant on a TV show! It’s hard to get good pics of this handsome guy because he’s often too close to the humans trying to take a picture, or the rest of the time he is zooming around. He loves to play in the backyard by himself or with his dog friend.
Riggs would make a great friend for someone who doesn’t mind that he’s not a spring chicken. Just don’t tell him that because he acts like a young buck.
August 2023: Riggs is looking for a new home, due to no fault of his own. He was adopted from our rescue in 2017, but his human mom has a health issue that means she is unable to continue caring for him. She feels Riggs needs to be the only animal in his new home because he has reactive behavior with other dogs, cats and critters outdoors. He is a people lover and enjoys getting love and attention from them as long as he feels comfortable first.
Riggs hasn’t met many children and he is a jumper so he might knock over a small child. He is generous with his kisses and cuddles on the couch. He is house-trained and he walks well with a harness or gentle leader. On walks he will be vocal if he sees other dogs (even on TV!). In the car he gets anxious and does best if seat-belted in. He is not a dog who can be trusted to ride with his head out the window.
This sweet and quirky boy loves to be picked up, despite his size of approx 40 lbs. He likes human foods such as carrots and cabbage, and enjoys soft things like blankets. He wears a coat in the winter because he gets cold – still not used to our northern weather! ; 0 ) Baths are not his favorite but he will tolerate it – similar with nail trims.
Riggs has been through basic training and knows commands such as sit, down, wait and paw. He enjoyed the classes and likes showing off his smarts.
This special boy has been a wonderful companion to his mama and at 7 years old he deserves a wonderful new home that can help him adjust to a whole new setting one more time.
To apply to adopt Riggs or any of our sweeties, please check out our application.
Please note: we do not have a physical facility where the dogs are housed; they are cared for in our wonderful foster network throughout Maine. It is our expectation that, once approved, a potential family will meet the dog(s) in the foster setting where they are feeling safe and loved.