Rio is a firm favourite with staff here at the rescue after coming to us when his family could no longer care for him. When he first arrived with us he was very worried by new people but it did not take us long to win his trust.
With those he knows Rio really is the sweetest, most affectionate boy! He is an expert on the whole body wag and is just so happy to be with you.
He did not have the most stable start to his life and we truly believe that with a dedicated owner steering him in the right direction Rio will learn to trust people again.
After landing in rescue at such a young age Rio desperately needs some stability in his life. Finding himself in a chaotic environment especially at such a crucial age means that Rio needs some special understanding and a patient new mum and dad.
We love and trust Rio, but we have seen him show some protective behaviour.
We believe through advice from our wonderful behaviourist that Rio is insecure and can therefore can make wrong decisions. He just needs putting on the right path, with the right home that will follow all advice to help him settle and ultimately teach him the right way to behave. Underneath his tough exterior Rio really is a vulnerable boy who is just afraid. He is not a problem dog, but merely a worried boy who needs a bit of guidance. Luckily he is a fast learner and eager to please so we believe he has the makings of a wonderful boy!
Rio would benefit from a home with someone around for the majority of the day, however he now lives in a quiet room away from the kennels and there we have found him to be clean and non destructive.
He is a goofy boy who makes us laugh every day, his favourite place to be is curled up under a blanket on his couch, he even tucks himself in!
We are looking for an adult only home for Rio, free from visiting children and with no children planned for the future. Although Rio can walk well on the lead he can also be incredibly strong at times and may react if he sees a stranger or other dog walk by. For this reason he will benefit from an experienced owner who is able to control him.
Sadly despite living with a dog before coming to us Rio does lack social skills with other dogs and will need to be the only pet in the home.
Rio's new family must be prepared to make several trips to and from the rescue in order to form a bond with him before adoption.
Rio is ideal for someone who likes silly, daft dogs, he is full of love and character and will keep you thoroughly entertained. He absolutely needs a calm, patient home with experience of settling rescue dogs in. He has so much potential! We simply adore him and would really like to see him settled in a loving, stable home.
- Breed / Type - Boxer cross Staffordshire Bull Terrier
- Sex - Male
- Age - 3 Years
- Colour - Brindle & White
- Vaccinated - Yes
- Neutered - Yes
- Used to Kids - No
- Used to Cats - No
- Used to Dogs - No
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