Meet Riki. We adopted Riki through a German shepherd dog rescue group in 2011. He appeared to be around 4 or 5 years old at the time and had been found wandering the streets of San Leandro. He has been a wonderful companion for the last 5 and a half years—the perfect family pet. He began showing symptoms of Degenerative Myelopathy around May of 2016 and he has been gradually losing the ability to walk ever since. We bought him his Best Friend Mobilty chair in mid-October 2016 and he loves being able to go for walks again. He still likes to stop and sniff every shrub and tree. We know we don’t have a lot of time left with him and we want him to be able to enjoy that time.