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2007 Rescue Kerry Placement: Reily


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Reily--1.5-year-old male fostered in Winnipeg, MB 

Rescue Coordinator: Linda E. Lee

Reily, born August 22, 2005, is male #140 from the St. Patrick’s Day rescue. Reily is currently in Winnipeg, Canada and has already made lots of friends here! His first temporary foster parents wanted “visiting rights” when he was placed in his longer term foster home!

Reily wagged in his crate when he was first met at the airport on March 21st. He is naturally a friendly little guy who loves to cuddle - and he is little, weighing only 28 lbs. Otherwise, Reily appears to be in good health.
Reily is not afraid of people, always has a wag. Although he is can be little shy and startles a bit at strange noises, he does exhibit Kerry curiosity. He is equally friendly to male and female humans and will let you hold his paws, handle his mouth, and rub his stomach.

Everything is new to Reily, but he is learning quickly. He has learned to walk on a leash, go up and down short flights of stairs, and he is starting to play with toys and respond to his name. Some things, like dog biscuits, he does not recognize as food, although he certainly eats his kibble!

Reily is not aggressive with other dogs. However, it seems as if he has had to fight for food in the past. When something he recognized as food dropped on the floor, he immediately went after a young female Kerry who was in the vicinity. Earlier she had been teaching Reily to play and they had been getting along well, but food was a trigger for Reily. He could likely get along in a home with another dog, but the food situation would have to be tightly controlled.

Reily has also had the opportunity to interact with a two year old child. He was calm and friendly, and soon went back to sleep. Reily is sleeping a lot right now, likely because he has little in the way of energy reserve and is not used to doing many other things. He is happy sleeping in his crate at night and goes into his crate without complaint.

Reily would probably do best in a home where he was the only dog at the moment. Right now he needs lots of hugs, attention, and caring humans to help him learn about the world.



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