Date of Death: 

October 15, 2019

I wish I could express how grateful I am for Riddick being in my life.  Thank you so much for matching us with Riddick. The joy and love that he has brought to me has been unimaginable.  He was the perfect fit for my small family.  I am so glad I could rescue him and provide him with a loving and active environment.  He was so gentle, yet full of energy.  We enjoyed teaching him how to swim and our family vacation adventures with him.  I loved how liked to show off his tricks – catching the ball, hiking, having no accidents in the house, winning at tug-a-war.  It was fun to watch him go insane trying to put our oversized ball in his mouth.  There was no toy that he couldn’t figure out how to take apart and destroy, yet he never chewed on anything in the house. He was so smart.  He was such a faithful companion and loved our hiking time.

Although he was almost 10, we had gone for our normal weekly 5 mile hike late September.  A month later, he succumbed to cancer.  Joe and I took him to his favorite place – Great Falls and spent some time with him before we had to say goodbye forever.  It was a perfect Fall day for all of us to reminisce over the last 7 years. It has been three weeks now and I am still bawling my eyes out.  I miss him so much. 

Again, thank you for introducing Riddick in our lives.  Joe knew right away he was the dog for us.  I wasn’t so sure, but glad I took the risk.

Rebecca DePrez