My name is Rio!

Shepherd (Unknown Type) Mix Puppy for adoption in Las Cruces, New Mexico - Rio
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Cherished K-9 All Breed Rescue

Facts about Rio

  • Breed: Shepherd (Unknown Type) Mix
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn - With Black
  • Age: Puppy
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
is name is Rio and he dances on the sand
Just like that river twisting through a dusty land...
This puppy who we estimate to be 8 weeks old is called Rio. (I couldn't resist using some of the lyrics.) He looks to be a shepherd mix and gets along with other dogs and children. He is looking for a home. Please note: All puppies posted are available for foster-to-adopt applications. (You foster, while we get them up to date on shots and spayed/neutered before we finalize the adoption. So much time to bond with a puppy then.)

About Cherished K-9 All Breed Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

Big or small we love them all!

Our mission is to rescue and re-home neglected, abused and abandoned dogs.

We are a small rescue that picks up dogs off the streets and helps them find their homes or helps them find new homes.

We also help find homes for dogs that have been relinquished by their owners. In addition, we pull last-chance dogs from our local animal shelter.

Our goal is to assist the rescue community in our area in decreasing the euthanasia rate at the shelter.

Our dogs live in foster homes while waiting to be adopted. Our fosters love and care for them as if they are their own dogs.

We cannot do what we do without your help! Foster, Adopt or Donate today!

If you are interested in fostering or adopting one of our dogs, please email us at

Donate to Our Rescue Group...

HOW TO MAKE TAX DEDUCTIBLE DONATION: Cherished K-9 All Breed Rescue (Cherished K-9's) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit. Email: Call/text 575-496-6085. Tax deductible donations can be made by check or online. MAIL A CHECK: Make check payable to "Cherished K-9 All Breed Rescue" and mail it Cherished K-9 All Breed Rescue, P.O. Box 13385 Las Cruces, NM 88013. We will mail you a receipt for your records and tax purposes. DONATE ONLINE: (Paypal) Thank you for your support!

Come Meet Our Pets...

We have monthly adoption events at different venues. Please contact us to find out the location of our next event.

Our Adoption Process...

After filling our our required Adoption Application, we will schedule a home visit. The home visit is to make sure our dog gets along with any existing pets in the home. We also check for obvious hazards and make sure the yard is secure.

If everything checks out OK, the next step is the Adoption Application, which finalizes the adoption. There is an adoption fee for each dog. (All dogs are spayed/neutered, up to date on vaccinations and micro-chipped.)

After the adoption is complete, there are follow-up wellness checks to make sure everything is working out for the adopters and the adopted dog.

At any time after the adoption is finalized, if the adopter decides to get rid of the dog, it must be returned to Cherished K-9 All Breed Rescue.