We are thrilled to share the news that our very own Riley, an 18-month-old, working cocker spaniel, has found his furever home with CEO Graham and his wife Jo, both from Fish4Dogs

We have been so thankful for the support from the team at Fish4Dogs and on #BringYourDogToWorkDay we were invited in to talk to the team about what we do and how their support is helping our dogs. We took this opportunity to bring along one of our dogs, Riley, who was currently under the vet but we knew he would enjoy a day out to the HQ in The Worcestershire countryside. 

It was love at first sight with Riley and Graham, they had been looking to expand their family for a while but finding a rescue dog that would fit into their home with their other dog Sadie, a 7-year-old Spaniel was a little harder than they first thought. 

It was meant to be! Sadie was at the Fish4Dogs HQ when Riley came to visit and they got on extremely well. 

Our own CEO, Giles Webber was on hand to answer any questions about Riley as he will have ongoing health issues which Graham and Jo were happy to take on and help keep it all under control. 

Said Graham: “Riley is a joy! He’s fitting into our family life really well. He is much calmer than he was on his arrival. He simply loves affection but doesn’t force it. He’s formed a really strong bond with Jo and myself and is super with our kids.” 

Riley was originally given prescription food to manage his urinary problem but following advice from Fish4Dogs’ vet and nutritionist, he was transitioned to Fish4Dogs Superior Weight Control food which has maintained his urinary pH levels at neutral and alleviated digestion problems that the prescription food was triggering. 

Added Jo: “His energy levels are much improved and we’re getting close to training Riley including that sitting on the sofa is for humans only – just the very odd indiscretion! He walks really well. His operation scars are completely healed and he’s starting to put on a little weight over his ribs and spine as he had been considerably underweight.

“Fish4Dogs Salmon oil has eliminated his dandruff and his coat is noticeably glossier. Despite a lack of interest in toys at the rescue centre, his play instinct has quickly developed. He now loves fetching balls, pull toys and his teddy bear!

“We have a very happy dog and we are very happy new owners too!”

Said Giles: “We are so pleased to hear of Riley’s progress. He is a smashing little fella and clearly thriving on the super care he’s having. Knowing that he and Sadie are enjoying each other’s company is especially lovely to hear. I know that the team at BDH will be thrilled to hear how well he has adapted in his new home.” 

We love a happy ending!!!

Posted: September 4, 2019