I am an injured dog! Rio will need an experienced foster and adopter. This sweet boy came into the shelter with a complex and serious hernia. Rural Dog Rescue will do everything we can to help him have the best life possible. Our experienced team of vets has yet to determine if surgery is too risky for this sweet boy. We are actively searching for an experienced foster who might be able to help us care for Rio before and after surgery if the vets deem him a candidate, and if not, help us keep him calm and comfortable.
Location Saved From: Rutherford County, NC
Needs a Foster in the D.C. area until a forever home is found?: YES!!
Needs a Home With Another Dog?: Unsure, still in boarding in NC
Needs a Fenced Back Yard?: Unsure, still in boarding in NC
Special Needs Notes: Yes, has a complex and serious hernia. Our vets are determining a care plan for this sweet boy.
Rio is an approximately 2 year old yorkshire terrier mix who came into the shelter as a stray. Rio is the life of the party, despite a slight limp and a unique bark. Though he be small, his personality is all but small. He wants to make friends, human or not. He is also friendly with other dogs, and shows no signs of aggression, human or otherwise. Rio's hernia has not stopped him one bit from embracing his loving, doting, and cuddle-worthy demeanor.
Adoption/Foster Applications and additional information can be found at www.ruraldogrescue.com
Mission Statement: Forever true to The Underdog, Rural Dog Rescue is dedicated to saving the lives of dogs in shelters who are often overlooked for adoption or rescue. We save the dogs who are at most risk of being euthanized: the hounds, the black dogs, the seniors, the sick and the broken. We make a commitment to reserve a minimum of 50% of the dogs we save to The Underdog. Root For The Underdog!
Rural Dog Rescue's home base is in Washington, DC. We support several high kill shelters that euthanize in 72 hours and whose kill rate is 70% or higher in rural areas of Virginia, West Virginia, North and South Carolina. Rural Dog Rescue also helps dogs in need in Washington, DC and Maryland.
We are 100% volunteer and foster based and no salaries are paid. 100% of your donation and adoption fee goes to helping the dogs and cats of Rural Dog Rescue.
Although we try to be as accurate as possible, Rural Dog Rescue cannot guarantee the breed or full-grown adult size of any of the dogs or puppies in its care. Because many of these dogs were found as strays or are the result of irresponsible, unplanned breeding, we do not know the dog's exact background and can only list breed and size by our best educated guess. If exact breed and size are important to you, please consider adopting a dog from a specific breed rescue - We want our dogs to be adopted by people who will love and care for them forever for who they are - no matter what breed and size they turn out to be! All dogs go to their new homes spayed or neutered, up to date on all shots, wormed (although a 2nd worming may be required), started on heart worm and flea and tick preventative and sometimes microchipped.
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