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Give a Gift That Can't Be Tied With a Ribbon for Grandparent's Day

Posted on: 26 Jul 17

LAKE OSWEGO, Ore., July 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- RileyDawg ( is promoting a special gift of hugs, smiles, and comfort for grandparents or a special person on Grandparent's Day, Sunday, September 10, 2017 - 'adopt' a RiLEYDAWG - a hugs and smiles comfort pet™.

RiLEYDAWG is a weighted plush (stuffed) dog, designed to bring endless hours of hugs, smiles, and comfort to those in need - whenever and wherever needed. RiLEYDAWG was inspired by Riley, a lovable, Coton de Tulear, and the smiles he brings to the people he meets.

As a soft, plush animal, RiLEYDAWG has a timeless appeal to people of all ages, especially those in need of comfort, a hug, and a smile - for whatever reason - whether they are ill, lonely, or just having a bad day; whether they are at home, or receiving care in hospitals or residential care facilities.

"RiLEYDAWG is designed to be a little heavier than the average plush animal. Studies have found that weighted items stimulate deep pressure receptors in our body and activate the parasympathetic nervous system. While holding the weighted RiLEYDAWG and petting the soft plush animal, it can have a calming and relaxing effect on a person," states Mary Kim Kaylor, a Registered Licensed Occupational Therapist.

RiLEYDAWG is made in the USA and $5.00 of his 'adoption' fee (retail price) is donated to Pet Partners (, a non-profit organization whose mission is to improve human health and well being through the human-animal bond. Pet Partners therapy animal teams make more than 3 million visits each year to comfort people in need. (Source: Pet Partners)

And when comfort is needed after the therapy animal team has left - or when friends or family are not there, RiLEYDAWG will be there to help.

RiLEYDAWG warms the heart with a smile, and comforts and calms with a hug and a snuggle.

RiLEYDAWG - a hugs and smiles comfort pet™ is available at

About RileyDawg
The company, RileyDawg, is privately owned, and located in Lake Oswego, Oregon. For more information visit

Diane Schweisguth

Editor's Details

Mike Wood

Last updated on: 26/07/2017

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