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My name is Rio!

German Shepherd Dog/Blue Heeler Mix Dog for adoption in Hartford, Connecticut - Rio
Photo 1 - German Shepherd Dog/Blue Heeler Mix Dog for adoption in Hartford, Connecticut - 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 spayed, housetrained, up to date with shots, good with dogs, and good with cats.

Rio's Story...
Hi everybody! I'm a striking, good natured blend. I'm looking for a home and a friend to play fetch with!! My last family loved me very much but they fell on hard times and decided they should give me a shot at finding a forever family!


Please apply to adopt here: http://caretx.org/adopt and CARE will be in touch with you ASAP!

This dog was rescued from a kill shelter or the streets and has been evaluated for medical and temperament to prepare for a forever home and is in a foster home in San Antonio, Texas* and is ready to fly to its final destination once adopted. The $600-$650 adoption fee** covers spay/neuter, age appropriate vaccinations, micro-chip and air transport. Please call CARE at (210)858-8422 or email adoptions@caretx.org

* CARE rescue is in San Antonio, TX where we have a serious pet overpopulation situation. CARE is a non profit 501c3 rescue that has been saving lives for over 6 years and with your adoption, we can help save even more deserving urgent adoptable pets! We fly our pets to approved adopters all over the US, especially in low kill and no kill markets where there is a demand for rescue pets!

Facts about Rio

  • Breed: German Shepherd Dog/Blue Heeler Mix
  • Color: Tricolor (Tan/Brown & Black & White)
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female

Other Pets at Cressie Animal Refuge and Enrichment (CARE) Hartford Chapter

Why Adoption is a Great Option

Rio, a Hartford German Shepherd Dog/Blue Heeler dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a German Shepherd Dog/Blue Heeler for sale in Hartford, or seeking a German Shepherd Dog/Blue Heeler dog from a breeder in Hartford.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Hartford 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 Hartford 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 German Shepherd Dog/Blue Heeler breeders who help with German Shepherd Dog/Blue Heeler rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Hartford paves the way for another one to be saved.