My name is Rico!

Hound (Unknown Type)/Coonhound Mix Dog for adoption in Toronto, Ontario - Rico
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Speaking of Dogs Rescue

Facts about Rico

  • Breed: Hound (Unknown Type)/Coonhound Mix
  • Color: Brindle - With White
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 10563041

Rico is a fun, happy guy who is approx. a year old.  He currently lives with a lady in an apartment but he is not getting the exercise, training or adventures he needs due to her failing health.  Rico has been with the same lady since he was 8 weeks old.  He is in good health, housetrained, crate-trained and very nice natured.  Like most all young dogs he's full of energy and ready for action!  He has been taught sit, down, roll over and crate time.  When he's excited he is jumpy so we are working on sitting instead which is working very well.  He's a big puppy at 60 pounds with long legs and a ready smile. Speaking of smiles, when he was a puppy he had a cleft palate and jaw issue which was surgically repaired. He's fine now although his smile is a tad crooked giving him even more character and charm!

Rico is a great guy but is too jumpy for small toddlers but older children would be fine: 10 years or older we feel.

He may be a bit too bouncy for cats but not in an aggressive way

A sweet bumbling boy!

Ideal home would be a house with a fenced in yard and a loving family to shower him with attention and affection!  He would be in heaven for that life!

About Speaking of Dogs Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

Who are we?
Speaking of Dogs is a Toronto-based organization which launched in 2001, and is dedicated to educating and enlightening people about dogs through seminars, workshop forums, outreach and rescue. Our goal is to end cruelty, abandonment, mistreatment and homelessness of man's best friend. The founders of Speaking of Dogs have 50 years of combined experience and knowledge. They have worked in animal shelters, veterinary clinics, rescue organizations and dog training facilities and are devoted to the welfare of dogs.

Our Seminars
Speaking of Dogs is celebrating its 10th year hosting timely and topical seminars designed to enhance the relationship and effectiveness of organizations and individuals who care for and about dogs. We’ve offered dynamic seminars on topics such as how to assess and prepare shelter and rescue dogs for adoption, understanding nutritional health, animal communication, dog/child safety, how dogs communicate with each other and positive training techniques with positive results. We take great pride in the well respected speakers we choose; most of our presenters are classed as experts in their chosen field. These invaluable one and two day workshops have been attended by thousands of participants including humane society staff and volunteers, animal care and control workers, rescue organizations, therapy dog groups, dog trainers and behaviourists, groomers, doggy daycare staff, veterinarians and their clinic employees. Speaking of Dogs…come to understand and appreciate man's best friend!

Province of Ontario Rescue Directory
Speaking of Dogs publishes the ‘Breed Specific and All Breed Rescue Directory’ annually which has helped thousands of shelter dogs receive the second chance they so justly deserve. The directory provides vital rescue contact information for both single breed dogs and mixes. Also included in the directory is a complete shelter list of Ontario shelters (both animal control and SPCA branches and affiliates) which are listed alphabetically. It has become a well used resource and is distributed province-wide free of charge. The directory is supported by advertisers that believe in the cause.

The Rescue Arm
Since 2001 Speaking of Dogs Rescue has helped transport, foster, re-home and vet hundreds of dogs. All dogs entering our rescue arm are spayed or neutered, microchipped and have their medical needs attended to. The majority of dogs we admit into the rescue are from shelters or are puppy mill survivors; we also have a focus on senior dogs. Our dogs are lovingly cared for in foster homes until a suitable forever placement is found. Our adoption process entails a written application, a telephone interview, reference and veterinary checks and an in home visit. We are dedicated to placing our dogs in homes that are responsible, caring and compassionate. We are committed to a dogs’ quality of life and adopt only to suitably matched applicants.

Foster Homes
Sadly, each new day brings a flood of emails and telephone pleas to help yet another abandoned dear dog. We try and help these displaced dogs through our rescue efforts and networking. We are always in search of new foster homes where a dog can be cared for and loved until a permanent home is found. Speaking of Dogs Rescue covers food, medical attention and all the supplies required for the dogs in foster care. Foster parents need be responsible and patient people who will provide a safe environment for our dogs. A foster contract must be signed. This is a serious responsibility; however the experience is very rewarding. If you can open your heart and home to a foster dog please contact us. We have a comprehensive Foster Manual available for people who are considering becoming a foster parent.

Wish List
Canned and dry quality dog foods
Leashes, collars and harnesses – all sizes
Blankets and cozy beds
Toys and treats
Brushes, shampoos and other grooming supplies
Financial support for the many medical procedures required, microchips, food, supplies and professional grooming

Donate to Our Rescue Group...

Speaking of Dogs 1277 York Mills Road Box 33508 Toronto, ON M3A 3R5

Come Meet Our Pets...

All our dogs are in foster homes so meet and greets are by appointment only

Our Adoption Process...

Our process begins with an online pre adoption questionnaire followed by a telephone interview
Once both have been completed we consider suitability and if we feel the adoption candidate is a potential match we arrange a meet and greet with the dog you are interested in
From there we schedule a home visit and check personal and veterinary references
Our adoption fee is 350.00