Port Macquarie Public School student Riley Campbell to be reunited with dog Jacko

Six-year-old Riley Campbell can’t wait to have his dog Jacko back in his life. 

The pair have lived apart for the last three years because Riley and his mum Tina Mulligan live in a Port Macquarie unit where no pets are allowed. 

However all that is about to change when Riley and Tina move into a house. 

Jacko has been living with Riley’s grandparents in Grafton but he will be brought to the new residence on July 2. 

Riley said he loves Jacko so much and can’t wait to play fetch with him. 

Tina said she is also looking forward to having Jacko back in their lives. 

“Jacko is not just a pet but he is part of our family,” she said. 

Tina said Riley has been doing extremely well with his reading and writing in his year 1 class at Port Macquarie Public School. 

“While discussing with his teacher how well he is doing at school she encouraged me to head into his classroom and have a look at how well he is exceeding at his writing,” she said. 

Tina discovered Riley had written about how he was excited to finally be reunited with Jacko after three years. 

For Riley three years apart feels like a thousand years. 

Story translation: For years and years and thousands of years I’ve been waiting for my dog named Jacko. I’ve been sad for thousands of days but now I’m happy because I had a tall house (unit complex) but in 14, 13 or 15 days I can move to a small one (single storey house). - Year 1 Port Macquarie Public School student Riley Campbell

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