Meet Riva, the Haven of the Ozarks Pet of the Week. Riva is a gorgeous, 12-year old Shepherd mix who has resided at the Haven most of her life. She came in as a young adult with her very friendly German Shepherd mother, and several littermates. All of the youngsters were terrified of people and clearly had never been socialized. They understood life in a dog pack but not how to live with humans. However, they were always gentle — no nipping or biting even when scared. Over the years, Riva has come out of her shell very nicely. She’ll still need time to get used to her new home, but she loves treats and walks and those will be the way to win her over. She’ll need a dog friend to help her feel at home in her new place. She gets along great with her canine companions here, so she should be an easy match for your current pup. We really think Riva would enjoy life in a real home, so please come meet her at the Haven, which is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day of the week, or call 417-835-3647 for more information. Contributed photo
Meet Riva, the Haven of the Ozarks Pet of the Week. Riva is a gorgeous, 12-year old Shepherd mix who has resided at the Haven most of her life.