My name is Rio!

Bloodhound/Mastiff Mix Puppy for adoption in Houston, Texas - Rio
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I found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.

Rio's Info...

I am already neutered, housetrained, up to date with shots, good with kids, and good with dogs.

Rio's Story...

UPDATE 6/22/09: Rio is now officially off the adoption list due to hip dysplasia as well as luxating patellas in both knees. His foster family is keeping him and taking care of his medical needs forever!
UPDATE 12/01/08: I AM STILL NOT AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION AT THIS TIME. I am completely recovered from my torsion surgery and aspiration pneumonia however, my fungal infection is still hanging around and I am still being treated for that as well as another skin infection. I currently weigh 63 lbs and am still growing. I love playing with the baby foster puppies. My foster mom says I am still a couch potato who is a big teddy bear! She will keep updating my progress.
UPDATE 8/26/08: I AM NOT AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION AT THIS TIME. I had to undergo emergency surgery this weekend for torsion. This is where the stomach turns around and cuts the blood supply off to vital organs. I also aspirated something prior to the surgery and am coughing and am being watched closely to make sure it does not turn into pneumonia. My foster mom is taking me home today and will take very good care of me. Updates will follow with my progress.

UPDATE 07/23/08: I am learning to be housebroken and am completely crate trained. Boy do I love to howl! I am now doing that to get anyone's attention. I really love belly rubs and nibbling your chin/face. I am now almost 30 lbs and still growing. I am a sweetie who loves to sleep alot right now. My foster mom cracks up watching me try to run with my long legs and big feet. I have a ways to go at mastering it completely! I do have a skin infection on my face and neck that has put any adoption plans on hold until it clears up. My foster mom will update my bio as soon as the vet says I am free and clear!

I was found eating out of a trash can. But, a very sweet lady asked me to go for a ride and I accepted! She found me a foster mom and I am loving life inside! I howl just like a hound and am going to be a big boy. I am already over 18 lbs. I am loving and sweet and already follow my foster mom around the house. I like everyone including other dogs. I am just a big loving big baby! Check back for updatesand more pics as I get to know my foster family!
DOB: 04/02/08

Adoption Fee: $170.00 (Includes microchip registration fee)

All of our dogs are required to be inside pets only. Our adoption process includes an application, check of vet records, interview, neutral site meet & greet with the dog and your family, home visit, and 5 day sleepover.

To start the adoption process, email us at requesting an application.

Facts about Rio

  • Breed: Bloodhound/Mastiff Mix
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn - With White
  • Age: Puppy
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 275

Other Pets at Happily Ever After Dog Rescue

Why Adoption is a Great Option

Rio, a Houston Bloodhound/Mastiff puppy was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Bloodhound/Mastiff for sale in Houston, or seeking a Bloodhound/Mastiff puppy from a breeder in Houston.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Houston already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Houston breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Bloodhound/Mastiff breeders who help with Bloodhound/Mastiff rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Houston paves the way for another one to be saved.