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My name is RIVER!

Facts about me

Pit Bull Terrier
Black - with White
(When grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Pet ID

My info

Small red x Not good with dogs
Small blue checkmark Shots current
Small blue checkmark Spayed / Neutered

My story

Hello World!  I have a story to tell and my name is connected to my life story that almost ended in my death.  You see my name River is a name with a meaning as to how I came in to the rescue.  When you hear this story I hope that you will never forget the miracle that my living and surviving the heartless act of a human who once owned me.  About 2 years ago it seems that my owners couldn’t take care of me anymore and they must have been too embarrassed to turn me into a local shelter.  What they did instead was take me down to the river  close to one of the boat docks and they tied me to a tree and left me there.  Unfortunately it was a time of year where not many people were coming to spend time on the river, so I waited. I waited a very long time and all I could access was the water and there was never any food. I was so hungry, cold and wet staying there on that chain.  I waited and waited with no shelter and no food.  When I was about to give up and die, this kind man discovered me there and untied my chain and put me in his truck. I was so weak and hungry I can barely remember the ride. Next thing I knew I was being carried into this really nice place and everyone was petting me and talking to me, telling me not to give up. There was food and fresh water every day. I got to go outside to a big playground and run!  They took great care of me and I was happy for once.  I was safe. Turns out I was heart worm positive and they took  care of that too and treated me and now I am free of heart worms.  Gosh they fixed me up just right and I am fully vetted and even have a microchip! A lot has happened in my short life.  I was two when I arrived but now I am about 4 years old and weigh 65 pounds. I have been in this wonderful place that is kind of remote in Alabama.  Critter Cavalry Rescue has offered to get me some extra special exposure to the world and to introduce me to people that might recognize how special that I truly am.  I try so hard to be a good girl. I know how to sit and be still for treats and be gentle when they give me my food. Yes...I am a Pitbull mix and that seems to get in the way of people considering me.  I really don't know why but it does.  I have the most special spirit but for some reason I really don’t like to be around other dogs and that kind of stops some people from taking me.  I guess I will never forget being so hungry and I feel like other dogs might want to take my food.  I just want a home where I can be the only girl that will lavish all my love on the family or person.   Lots of people are afraid of dogs like me because I am Pitbull mix.  But I am super sweet and will give you tons of kisses if you will just give me a chance. 

PLEASE NOTE:   Our dogs and cats are fostered in Tennessee and can transport weekly up to the Northeast region.  Request an application and learn more about Critter Cavalry at   Sorry, we cannot adopt to MA residents.

January 27, 2023, 12:24 pm

Critter Cavalry Rescue New England - ME

Contact info
Pet ID
Portland, ME 04103

Their adoption process

Additional adoption info

Most all our dogs are fostered in Tennessee and transport up to the Northeast or New England. Our fees start at $500 and can be higher depending on the dog and circumstances for their vetting. All fees cover the health certificate, transportation up to designated places for families to pick up their pre-adopted dog, spay/neuter, rabies, all shots, fecal and dewormings, microchip, complete vet check up and 4 way heartworm test if dogs are older than 8 months.

Go meet their pets

Our dogs and cats are fostered in Tennessee and can transport weekly up to the Northeast region. Request an application and learn more about Critter Cavalry at
Sorry, we cannot adopt to MA residents.

More about this rescue

We are a group of dedicated rescue people who want to save as many dogs and cats from the local shelters before they are euthanized. On the average....there are only 1 out of 10 animals that get adopted from a shelter. We are dedicated to helping increase pet adoptions by offering a shelter animal a foster home to go to while awaiting an adoptive family to find them on our Petfinder website. Won't you please adopt a shelter animal? Or won't you please help us foster a shelter animal.