14 Apr, 2017

Rio did not have the most stable start to his life and landed in rescue when he was only a year old.
Rio is the sweetest, most affectionate boy with those he knows and trusts; a daft and lovable character who has mastered the art of the full body wag when he is excited!
He is full of fun and makes us laugh every day, his favourite place to be is curled up under a blanket on his couch, he even tucks himself in! He is an active boy who loves to play with toys.

Rio can be insecure and has displayed protective behaviour. He is reactive towards strangers but once introduced properly he never forgets his friends.
Underneath his tough exterior he really is a vulnerable boy who is just afraid.
He is a fast learner, very food motivated and eager to please so we believe he has the makings of a wonderful boy!
Rio lives in a quiet room away from the kennels and there we have found him to generally be clean and non-destructive.
Although Rio can walk well on the lead he can also be very strong at times so for this reason he will need an owner who is able to control him.


Finding himself in a chaotic environment at a crucial age means that Rio needs some special understanding and would benefit from a patient and experienced owner.
It is important that Rio is placed in an adult only home free from visiting children and with no children planned for the future.
He is not sociable with other animals and will need to be the only pet in the home.
We feel that he may be able to be left alone for a few hours once he has settled into a new routine and adjusted to his new environment.

Rio’s new owner will need to spend several weeks visiting the rescue centre in order to form a relationship with him. This will then progress into a slow introduction into the home so please do bare your location in mind before you apply to adopt him.

Rio is ideal for someone who likes big goofy dogs, he is full of love and character and will keep you thoroughly entertained.
We know this boy has so much potential!  We simply adore him and would really like to see him settled in a loving, stable home.

If you are interested in adopting Rio please download and complete our Dog Adoption Application Form by clicking HERE

  • Breed / Type - Boxer cross Staffordshire Bull Terrier
  • Sex - Male
  • Age - 7 Years
  • Colour - Brindle and White
  • Vaccinated - Yes
  • Neutered - Yes
  • Used to Kids - No
  • Used to Cats - No
  • Used to Dogs - No

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