Rollin’ with rivers

Old Man Rivers. That Old Man Rivers. He must know something but don’t say nothing. He just keeps rolling. He keeps on rolling along.”

As with “Ol’ Man River” — the Mississippi — so it is with Rivers, our Pet of the Month:  He just keeps rolling with life’s punches. 

The Beagle, who is about 10, was picked up by Animal Control and left at the SPCA. No one ever came looking for him. Rivers was clearly loved and well trained so the SPCA isn’t sure why his family never came forward. Unfortunately, organization officials say, they tend to see this with older dogs. But just because there’s snow on the roof, doesn’t mean that the fire has gone out of the furnace. Rivers becomes your little shadow once he knows you and will do just about anything for a treat — as the SPCA photographs of him sitting up and begging prettily attest. He loves to fetch his toys and play, but he also enjoys just hanging out and being by your side.

In other words, he just keeps rolling along.

To meet Rivers, visit the SPCA of Westchester at 590 N. State Road in Briarcliff Manor. 

Founded in 1883, the SPCA is a no-kill shelter and is not affiliated with the ASPCA. The SPCA is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays. To learn more, call 914-941-2896 or visit

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