After seeing that a person’s car door was open, a stray dog jumped in and decided it was a good place to have a nap.
What the stray didn’t realise was that this action would change her life.
The story began last year when this naughty pup jumped into the car of Bill Shaver, who had forgotten to close the back door of the car when he rushed to the bathroom at a gas station.
Although his wife was sitting in the front of the car, the dog quickly climbed up and curled up in the back seat as if she knew the woman all her life.
The couple were returning from a fishing trip when they decided to make a stop, and that’s when the dog appeared.
When they noticed that she didn’t want to get off and instead wanted to be petted, they decided to take her to a vet.
The doctors examined and bather her, then told the family that the doggo showed signs of struggle and wounds caused by the presence of ticks and other infections.
This indicated that the poor pup had no other owners or had run away from home.
The couple decided to give her all the support she needed to recover her health, so they drove her home.
She quickly adapted and began to play in the yard because she was already determined to stay with them. The couple adopted her and named her River.
River now enjoys a life full of friends, love and pampering, something she undoubtedly always deserved.