My name is Riley!

Chow Chow/Shepherd (Unknown Type) Mix Dog for adoption in Houston, Texas - Riley
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Barrio Dogs, Inc.

Facts about Riley

  • Breed: Chow Chow/Shepherd (Unknown Type) Mix
  • Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
Meet Riley – Poor Riley was abandoned twice. It is our understanding he was left behind at a hotel. A caring person helped by getting him vetted and then boarded him. The sad thing is the person who boarded him never returned to pick him up. Riley has been living at the boarding facility for over a month and needs a foster or forever home.

Riley is a gorgeous dog. He is approximately 2 years old, about 40 lbs., neutered and has all his vaccinations. We plan to microchip and start him on his heartworm and flea preventives. Riley loves other dogs and likes to be walked on a leash. He is still trying to figure out what toys are but seems very curious and wants so much to be loved.

No one deserves to be abandoned once let alone twice. Riley deserves a forever home. Please share his story. For more information about Riley, please contact

About Barrio Dogs, Inc.

About Our Rescue Group...

First, the Barrio Dogs Youth and Paws (YAP) Program provides visits to elementary, middle and high schools featuring educational presentations, bilingual literature, guest speaker discussions, and an occasional visit by a rescued and rehabilitated dog. Also, Barrio Dogs Tales to Tails reading program helps children increase their confident and fluency in reading through one-on-one story telling sessions with a Rescue Education Ambassador Dog (R.E.A.D).

Second, the Barrio Dogs Therapy Program involves healthy, gentle-natured rescue dogs giving back to communities by visiting local nursing homes, children’s homeless shelters, and hospitals to bring comfort and encouragement to people in need.

Third, the Barrio Watch Dog Program will empower residents to recognize that animal neglect and abuse is a crime. With the Barrio Watch Dog Program, we aim to raise awareness of abuse in these communities, educate regarding standard and lawful animal care, and transform ignorance into action by reporting abuse. In particular, we aim to create intolerance of dogs chained to trees, animals locked in kennels, breeding and raising animals to sell, and dog-fighting culture.

Fourth, the Barrio Dogs for Better Communities is dedicated to creating a new narrative for dog owners, by providing an opportunity for a better quality of animal care in these low income areas. Fortunately, neglect is often unintentional as owners do love their companion animals, but often do not have the economic means for ideal animal care. For example, many dogs are chained due to the lack of appropriate fences. Barrio Dogs seeks to identify these owners to provide them with Freedom Fences, so they may unchain their pet, creating better pets and better communities.

Currently, the sad reality is that rescue work is unavoidable, because there are so many animals being neglected, abused or otherwise homeless in our communities. Due to the lack of a full-time staff or physical location, Barrio Dogs cannot serve as “first responders” for emergent cases of animal cruelty or rescue. We aim to provide information and other resources to the community, through our outreach and educational interventions, to encourage residents to take charge and be their own hero. By working together, everyday people can transform Houston’s inner city low income communities.

We appreciate your donations and support. Barrio Dogs is a 501c3.

Come Meet Our Pets...

A list of our adoption events can be found on our web site
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Our Adoption Process...

We require an adoption application on file before any meet and greet. We do a home visit before the rescue is allowed to stay in the possible forever home. Our adoption fee is $125.00 for dogs & $75.00 for cats.