River was at least 8 years old when he came into rescue. There’s not a waiting list for older male dogs, so we hoped that the right adopter would come along. River did great with his foster dads, enjoying his time at the dog park, on errands, and just generally hanging out. Then one day his dads realized that River WAS part of the family, so they made it permanent and adopted him – it just took them a while to figure out that he was already in his forever home. River enjoyed five more years of the good life before it was his time to go.