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My name is Rio!

Pointer/Hound (Unknown Type) Mix Dog for adoption in Groveland, Florida - Rio
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I'm being cared for by:
Misfit Animal Rescue

Facts about Rio

  • Breed: Pointer/Hound (Unknown Type) Mix
  • Color: Black - With White
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
Rio is a very sweet boy and loves to be held to lay in your lap. He has not been at the rescue long and has stole the heart of the rescue team. He gets along great with the other dogs and is very playful. He is crate trained and learning to walk on a leash very well. His adoption fee is 75.00 which includes, he is neutered, vaccinated, and rabies vaccinated. For more information give us a call at 352-429-4077.

About Misfit Animal Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

We are a family rescue who mostly houses animals at our ranch and in a few foster homes.

Our ranch houses 15 horses, hundreds of dairy goats, a pig, a donkey, many cats, 8 dogs of our own, and all of the rescue animals. Almost all dogs are medium-large breeds as those are the breeds most likely to make it to death row. All of our dogs are saved right before euthanization at the shelter.

We began rescuing when we went to the shelter to adopt a new dog to watch our goats and ended up coming out with two. The shelter was going to put one of them to sleep in the morning and we couldn't let them do it. We took them both and from then on we've rescued and rehomed over 150 dogs and 100+ cats. We saw the need and we wanted to help.

We have been on the local news and in the newspapers multiple times in reference to what we do and how we're fighting every day for the animals, specifically those at Lake County Animal Services in Tavares, FL. We don't just rescue them, we're fighting for better living conditions and an affordable spay/neuter program so that some day we may not have to have a rescue at all and we won't have to watch sweet, loving animals be killed through no fault of their own. We attend local BCC meetings and have been in contact with commissioners for the last 9 months in hopes that at some point, they'll make necessary changes to fix this problem. Until then, we'll keep doing what we do.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Our adoption events vary from weekend to weekend but if you follow our facebook page, you can get the most up-to-date information.

Some of our most common locations are:

Tractor Supply in Eustis, FL
Tractor Supply in Leesburg, FL
2nd Home Thrift Store in Clermont, FL

Potential adopters can also contact us about coming directly to the ranch to meet our pets and potentially adopt from there.

Our Adoption Process...

Our requirements include being able to provide the animal a good, safe home and a loving family environment. We adopt out to families who believe in spaying and neutering their animals and will be hesitant if that is not the case. We reserve the right to ask for vet references or do a home check if we feel it necessary.

On the topic of felines, we believe farm life is one of the most fulfilling lives a cat can have and we have no problem adopting our cats out as barn cats OR indoor-only cats, assuming the farm has enough space.

We have a 2-week "foster-to-adopt" trial period built into our contract so that we can ensure that the animal fits in with its new home.