Meet the once-neglected rescue dog who is now living her best life on Instagram


One of the Squamish dogs seized by the SPCA alongside Riley. Photo SPCA

Meet Riley. She’s one of ten dogs who were rescued by the SPCA in Squamish in 2016, and was adopted in February of 2017.

Sweet haircut, Riley. Photo @rileyyvr

A Bearded Collie, her human Paul tells us she “is loving life” in and around Yaletown these days.

He also tells us she’s very loyal and loves to chase and herd other dogs at the park.

She’s smart, stubborn and loves to cuddle on the coach or snooze in front of the fire.

Riley as a pup in 2016. Photo @rileyyvr

Riley loves dehydrated beef and liver treats. If she’s been extra good she’ll get a raw marrow bone or Himalayan yak dog chew to keep her teeth clean.

After a traumatic beginning to her life, she has turned into a great companion, putting it all behind her.

She often visits her rescuers at the West Vancouver BCSPCA and – as Paul tells us – has “fond memories of hanging out in their front office.”

Last year Riley met some of his rescued siblings! Photo @rileyyvr

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Riley at Queen Elizabeth Park. Photo @rileyyvr


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