Zak was hiking in one of the deserts and he suddenly saw a body moving in the canyon. He was immediately convinced that he was hallucinating. How does someone possibly be there? But, then he realized that it was not an illusion. It was really this poor little dog out there, stuck deep inside the big rocks. Zak knew he had to take the dog out of there. He used whatever he had to climb down and get the poor dog out of the cave.
He gave water and food to the dog and they immediately had a connection which made him decide that he was going to take the dog back with him. Back at home, the vets said that he would recover slowly but steadily. As the dog recovered his strength in a loving environment, their bond grew deeper. When the dog, now known as Riley, was ready for adoption, Zak decided that he wanted to keep him.
Riley and his Dad together went on several expeditions together, He has swum in the oceans, played in the ice, gone hiking in the tallest mountains and so on. Once he is outdoors, his real personality comes alive. They return to the same canyon after 7 years and it’s amazing to see how healthier and happier Riley is now.