Riddick was a rescue pup, rescued from the side of the road by Rescue Dogs Rock NYC after he had been thrown out of a moving car. He was given plenty of time to heal, and then put up for adoption. The poor pup was adopted quickly by Bryan Junior and his wife when they saw a picture of Riddick on Facebook. They immediately fell in love with him, and he soon became a part of their family.
A year after they adopted Riddick the pit bull, the couple had a baby boy, Dawson. Riddick was obsessed with the baby, always kind and attentive and sure never to bark near him or scare him. The couple also had another pit bull, Cambria, who loved the baby just as much.
“Riddick is the most well-tempered, chill dog you could ask for,” Junior said. “He’s just gentle, loving and tolerant of anything. Everyone loves Riddick. He’s just the pup you always wish for.”
Any time Dawson would cry, the pair would run to him to look after him, earning the pair the nickname “the paw patrol” in the family.
Any time Dawson would wake from naps or in the morning, Junior and his wife would tell the dogs “Baby Dawson is awake” and they would run to him again.
Riddick and Cambria also listen to bedtime stories with Dawson, Junior explains. “They sit with us every night to this day when we read him a bedtime story, Cambria usually on my lap and Riddick on the floor. Dawson kisses them both good night and we put him to bed.”
As Dawson has grown up, he loves cuddling the dogs, playing with them, and helping to feed them at any chance he gets. They are like his pit bull siblings.
When Dawson came down with the flu, however, his parents weren’t sure how he would react. It was the first time he had been really sick, but he only wanted to be with Riddick.
“He crawled up onto the ottoman with Riddick and was just holding him,” Junior said. “You could tell Riddick knew he wasn’t feeling well and laid with him. [Dawson] tossed and turned a bit and about 30 minutes later passed out cold for over an hour. Riddick never moved.”
When Dawson was better, the pair were closer than ever, and they are sure to be best friends for life. Let us know what you think in the comments below!