A stray dog leapt into an open car door, perhaps in search of a place to rest, without realizing that this gesture would alter the course of her life.
The story began a year ago when this mischievous puppy leapt inside Bill Shaver’s car as he was in a rush to use the restroom at a gas station and neglected to latch the back door.
Even though his wife was seated in the front seat of the car, the dog hopped up and cuddled up in the back seat as if she had known the woman her entire life.
The pair had just returned from a fishing excursion in Missouri. They decided to stop, at which point the dog appeared. When they observed that she had no intention of leaving and was approaching to be caressed, they decided to take her to the veterinarian.
After bathing and examining her, the physicians informed the family that the animal displayed evidence of struggle and wounds caused by the presence of ticks and other illnesses, indicating that it had either been abandoned or had ran away from home.
The pair decided to provide her with all the assistance she required to recover, so they drove her home. She adapted fast and began to play in the backyard since she was determined to stay with them. The couple called her River after adopting her.
River now enjoys a life filled with friends, affection, and pampering, which she surely deserved all along.