Available Dogs


  • Lab mix,
  • male,
  • 13 years,
  • 100 lbs.

River is a large, 13-year old chocolate lab looking for a home to call his own. Surrendered to a shelter in Tennessee, River made his way up north in search of a better life. He has settled nicely into his foster home, where he now lives peacefully with his two senior female doggy siblings. River is housebroken and sleeps through the day when his foster mom is at work and sleeps through the night when his foster mom is asleep.  He rarely makes a sound – the only time his foster mom has heard him bark is when his foster sister sounded the alert and he joined in the fun. Although River lives with two dogs, slow introductions are best for this boy. We are told he cannot live with cats. River very much enjoys his walks and perks up for his jaunts through and around the neighborhood. He likes to greet people and they are always surprised to learn he is 13, as he is in great shape.  At home, will gladly roll over for a belly rub. He also knows “sit” and “paw” – but be careful what you ask for because his paws are super sized.  He also recently learned to catch a treat! River enjoys the pleasures of home – a comfy bed, good food, and love – as any dog deserves. Currently in foster, he is looking for his very own home where he will be safe and loved for the rest of his life.