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Friday Harbor APS Pet of the Week: River

River, a male six-month-old ShihTzu/Pug/Chihuahua Mix is Friday Harbor Animal Protection Shelter's Pet of the Week. Application: https://www.apsfh.com/adoption-program/canine-application/

HI! MY NAME IS RIVER, and I’m one of the eight puppies who arrived here at the shelter earlier this month, buuut based on the excitement we’ve stirred up in this island community, I have a feeling you may have already known that!

You may be so wrapped up in puppy pandemonium that you’re unable to see all the individual ways in which each one of us lil’ pups shine. Don’t worry though, there are no judgments from me and my shelter friends; we know all too well the effect baby animals (especially puppies) have on people — us included!


Origin: Eastern Washington

Weight: 10lbs

Personality: Exuberant, Agile, Giving

Energy Level: Puppy Medium-High

Likes: Licking Humans’ Faces, Running Fast, the Power of Positive Thinking

Dislikes: Being Rushed, Stereotypes About Weight, Scary Movies

• Pandemonium / (noun): a wild uproar (as because of anger or excitement in a crowd of people)

• Puppy pandemonium / (noun): when the pandemonium (of the excitement variety, obviously) erupts in response to the cuteness overload that puppies bring