Cattle Dog - Adult - Female
Adoptable Medium Spayed/NeuteredUp-to-date with routine shots

Riley is a beautiful 3 yr red heeler that weighs 35 lbs. She’s a beauty, but energetic (due to the nature of her breed) so would be better suited for someone with an active lifestyle (trail walks, jogging) or in a supervised area to run. When Riley arrived, she was not a very affectionate girl. She had some untreated skin issues that kept her from feeling like herself. Her coat has completely healed so we’re now seeing a more affectionate, loving gal. Riley still needs time to run/walk off some of her energy, but stops to receive attention from us every chance she gets. Shelter life can be hard for a dog of her breed. Stop by to meet her to see if you’re home is a match!

For adoption inquiries, please contact Kelly, our Adoption Coordinator, at or inquire directly via Petfinder. We are a volunteer-based humane society; please be patient with our response time to your inquiries. We are not able to assess dogs with cats since we are a small, rural shelter set up for dog intake only. We may be able to provide an opinion on how a dog may get along with cats, but behavior in your home is unknown until they would be properly introduced under supervision. For inquiries regarding a dog’s behavior with small children, the majority of our shelter dogs are unclaimed strays & we have limited or no history. We always recommend a meet and greet with our dogs available for adoption.

Taylor County is rescue friendly! If you are a rescue, please contact our Rescue Coordinator, Diana, at

We are always in need of donations to help care for our dogs. Please email us at for info regarding brands we try to consistently feed our adult dogs and puppies. If you can assist financially, please mail a check payable to Taylor County Humane Society at PO Box 4045, Grafton WV 26354. Or visit our website to donate via PayPal.