FemaleYoungShepherd / HoundMedium

Rio's Story

Hello-- I'm Rio! I am an 8 month old hound mix, weighing around 35 lbs, and sweet as can be. I came from Texas where Louie's Legacy rescued me and my 2 siblings from the river- hence my name. I am very shy at first, and still working on trusting people. I like to hang out in my crate where I feel nice and safe if there are new people around. Once I get to know you and get comfortable, my personality starts to shine and you get to see my silly-playful side. I also love to snuggle up and cuddle! I have foster-siblings who are medium sized pups who are showing me the ropes on what being a dog and having a loving family is all about. I would do best with someone willing to give me the love and patience I need to learn to trust people, and having another dog in the family may help too! I am house trained, crate trained, and very treat motivated. My adoption fee is $350.

If you've already applied and would like to transfer your application to Rio, please submit an Adoption Application Transfer Request.

Adoption Process

All of our dogs come spayed or neutered, up to date on vaccinations, including rabies (if age appropriate) and bordetella, are microchipped, heartworm negative, current on flea/tick and heartworm prevention, dewormed, and treated for any ailments found upon veterinary examination. The adoption fee covers a portion of these services, and makes it possible for us to continue rescuing animals. Please note that our pets come from shelters, so we CANNOT guarantee age, breed, mix of breeds, or adult size.

For more information on the adoption fees and the adoption process, please complete our adoption application - an application allows us to get to know your family better so we can assess whether the animal you are interested in is a good match for your home.

An application does not obligate you to adopt, and can be transferred to any pet. Please understand that due to the volume of applications some animals receive, we are unable to contact all applicants. If your application is considered a good fit for the pet you are interested in, or even a different pet, a volunteer will give you a call within 7-10 days. If you would like to transfer your application to a different pet, please submit an adoption application transfer request. You will need the application number and email address from your original application.

We are a foster-based rescue and do not have a shelter location where pets can be seen during the week. Please see our Facebook page for our weekly adoption album if you are interested in meeting a pet in person. Not all animals attend every adoption event, please check our Facebook page for animal event times and locations before you make a trip to meet a specific animal. Please note that we do not perform same-day adoptions.

Thanks so much for caring about a needy animal!

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