Riley the Dog
Age: 7
Fixed (Spayed/Neutered)? Yes
Weight: 80 lbs
Indoor? Yes
Microchipped? No
City in which animal is located: Saline
Rehoming fee? No
Please note: This is a courtesy listing on HSHV’s site. This animal is available through a private individual, NOT HSHV. For questions, please contact the individual below, not HSHV. Thank you!

Looking for a new furever home for our beautiful boy Riley. He’ll be 7 in September and is an 80 lb Hound/Basset/Lab mix.

He’s a sweet, attentive and very trainable pup and would thrive in a household with an active family with older kiddos and/or an active couple. He loves to run, walk, hike, swim and everything in between. He is typically walked 3-4 miles a day currently, 5-6 days a week. He loves running in the backyard, playing with sticks and playing fetch. We are hoping for a family/person that has had dogs before and are comfortable doing some maintenance obedience training with him to keep his good behavior.

He has a strong prey drive with squirrels and rabbits, so he needs a home without small animals. If possible, being the only doggo in the family would be best for him. He’s been living with another dog for the past few months but does struggle with setting his territory with his toys and food. His current arrangement works because the dog he’s with is smaller and submissive and they’ve known each other his whole life. Does well in dog parks and at the kennel with other dogs, his alpha dog behavior mostly comes out when in his home. He has never had any territorial/possessive issues with humans.

Riley was our first “baby,” and we love him dearly, but we were blessed with surprise twin boys last year that require all of our attention and more. Riley is used to a very active lifestyle and more than we are able to provide for him anymore. We are devastated to have to rehome him, but we want more for him than we can currently give. We are hopeful we can find the right person/family to be able to love on him like we would and allow him to be his active happy self. Riley has never shown aggression towards our little ones, but he is somewhat reactive and gets too excited/interested when around them. He would never intentionally hurt anyone, but given his size and excitability, it would be easy for an accident to happen so we wouldn’t recommend he be placed in a home with small children.

We know with the right person/family, they will fall in love with this guy just like we did.

He’s up to date on all vaccines and tests.
Not microchipped.
Is neutered.
Have Embark DNA test results that can be provided.
Riley will come home with you with his dog bed, leash/collar, crate and a selection of toys.
Currently located in the Ann Arbor area, but willing to travel for the right family.×150.jpg

If you are interested in adopting Riley, please contact Dakota at 734-474-5802 or This animal is listed as a courtesy on our site, but is available through this individual. For questions, please contact the individual listed, not HSHV. Thank you!