On his way home to Missouri after a fishing trip in Arkansas, a man named Bill pulled into a rest stop to throw away some trash and use the bathroom. He thought that he would only be gone for a minute, so he left the car running with the door open. Nevertheless, when he came back to the car, he was shocked to spot a dog sitting in the front passenger seat.
This malnourished stray dog was wandering at the rest stop when saw the open car door, so she decided to hop into the passenger seat. The poor dog was just skin and bones and she clearly needed something to eat. Therefore, Bill quickly offered her the only food he had in his car, a Rice Krispie Treat and she gratefully gobbled it up. The pup was so sweet, that Bill couldn’t leave her there just like that, so he decided to do something to help her.
Luckily, Bill and his wife are dog lovers, and they have a tendency to foster stray animals. So, Bill sent his wife a picture of his new friend and asked if he could bring her home. Thankfully, Angela agreed with his decision to keep the dog. “I asked him what our new dog’s name was,” Angela Shaver told The Dodo. “We decided to call her River because of where she found him.”
Angela and her son came out to greet their new dog as soon as she arrived home. The family already had three rescue dogs and one rescue cat and were more than happy to add a new member. They introduced River to all dog siblings one-by-one, and they were happy to see that River got along with everyone.