Meet Riley

Riley's favorite toy is a water bottle filled with treats!


 Your name:   Mary Vogl

 Job title/department:   Nursing Lab Assistant

 What is your dog’s name?   Riley

 How old is your dog?   approx 12 years

 Pure breed or mixed mutt?   mixed mutt

 What is your dog’s gender?   male

 Describe your dog in three words:  loyal, kind,

 What is the thing your dog cannot live without?    myself and my husband; treats; our 4 cats

 Can your dog do tricks? If so, what?   sit, stay, shake, find hidden treats

 What is the best trick your dog has taught you?   affection

 Does your dog enjoy bath time?   not especially , yet in his older years he has been better about it :)

 You know your dog is in a good mood when he/she does this:    tail wagging, pursuing our 4 cats,

 Your dog’s favorite spot to hangout is:   my bed

 Favorite toy:   water bottle filled with treats

 One habit you would love to change:   barking when people come to the door

 Does your dog prefer to play with people, or other dogs?   whichever plays back with him !!!

 Does your dog like children?   has not had a lot of interaction with children.

 If you could ask your dog one question and they’d be able to answer it, what would it be?    I'd love to know if he misses Zeke. If he still thinks about him

Zeke (our most recent dog ) passed away with diabetes last summer. Riley and Zeke were inseparable. Riley didn't eat for days after Zeke was gone, eventfully Riley went on, but it was a gradual process.

 Can your dog read your emotions?    Absolutely!! When we raise our voices, he is obviously upset and slinks to his bed, hides his head

 Funniest moment you’ve had with your dog:   We have a ladder in our home that our 4 cats can climb, but Riley cannot. It is often funny to watch him try to "be a cat,"  and try to climb the ladder. The four cats sit, just out of his reach and almost sneer down at him!

 What is the most rewarding aspect of owning your dog? The daily look of him looking us directly into our eyes. He knows we love him, trust him and it is mutual.

 Additional Comments: Riley has a seizure disorder. It is so upsetting for us to visualize when he has a seizure. It makes us feel so helpless