Riley (HB Independent / December 17, 2012)

Although named Riley, this sweet Maltese mix knows she is all girl, dressed in her stylish pink coat.

Riley arrived when a new mother felt she could no longer cope and, consequently, surrendered her adorable canine companion of eight years. This cuddly charmer loves to be held and petted and go for walks. Well-behaved with children and other animals, Riley is also healthy, house-trained and quiet. What a sad situation that she was abandoned right before the holidays.

Please visit Riley, who will wag her tail and steal your heart. Her adoption fees are discounted 25% all week when you mention this announcement at the Orange County Humane Society, 21632 Newland St., Huntington Beach. For more information, call (714) 536–8480 or visit http://www.ochumanesociety.com.

The shelter is hosting a special event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Strand in downtown Huntington Beach. Come for Santa photos and discounted dog/cat adoptions.