Riley is a special girl who needs a special adopter. Riley is a favorite at the shelter - her gigantic smile is contagious and her soulful eyes catch everyone who walks by. Riley is 9 years old - but you would never guess it. She is so active - she loves long walks, running with you, zooming in the yard, and has even been seen running with a skateboarder! She is an American Staffordshire Terrier. Riley’s adoption needs are special because she suffers from separation anxiety. At the shelter, she is surrounded by sounds, animals, and people, so her separation anxiety doesn’t really show. However, in a home environment, Riley has trouble adjusting to being alone. She loves her people so much that she simply does not want to be without them and will take drastic measures to get to them when alone. The good news is, separation anxiety is treatable. Riley will need a home with an owner who has time to dedicate to addressing Riley’s separation anxiety. She will need to be the only pet in a home without small children. Riley will come with a special crate and a session with a vet behavioralist to begin the transition. While Riley is well taken care of at the shelter, we believe all dogs deserve a home to call their own. We know Riley’s forever home is out there. Want to make a difference in the life of a beautiful shelter dog? We promise you, this Shining Diamond is worth it! Get acquainted with this dog off leash in one of our family run areas. Most dogs will need to run off some energy before they settle down and get acquainted with you. Thanks!