Seeing posts about animals up for adoption brings up feelings of both joy and sadness. Of course it's cute to see adorable pictures of dogs, cats, and other critters, but it can also be sad to know that they have yet to find their forever homes.

It's especially hard when an animal has spent an extra long time in a shelter, like Willie the Rabbit, who lived at the New Hampshire SPCA for 300 days. Thankfully, that sweet prince at last went to a loving home, and hopefully this special girl is next.

Meet Riley.

New Hampshire SPCA via Facebook
New Hampshire SPCA via Facebook

She's a 4-year-old pit bull who's more than ready to find her forever family after spending the past 230+ days in the NH SPCA. Just look at those lively brown eyes and great big smile. This girl is an absolute lovebug.

The SPCA made this Facebook post back in March about Riley. She wasn't in great shape when she first came to the shelter, having been "emaciated" and "suffering from a severe skin infection".

Being in such a state would normally dampen an animal's spirit, especially being in an unfamiliar place with strange people and noises. But as the shelter's staff would soon discover, this wasn't the case with miss Riley.

It didn't take long for people to realize just how friendly and special this girl is. She adores being with people, strangers and friends alike, and loves physical closeness and snuggles (plus zoomies, of course). Who could say no to this face?

New Hampshire SPCA
New Hampshire SPCA

Sadly, many people have, and this lovable sweetheart is still sitting at the shelter today.

The NH SPCA's post does explain that Riley has recurring skin issues and would do best in a home without dogs, cats, or small children. But even with those limitations, they're confident that somewhere out there is a person who could give Riley the life and cuddles that she deserves.

Could you be Riley's new best friend?

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