Ruff Ruff! My name is RIO
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|Breed:||American Bulldog Mix||Color:||White - With Black||Age:||Adult|
|Size:||Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)||Sex:||Male|
Rio is always smiling, always ready to play or just plop down at your feet for some quite time. He's the favorite at doggie daycare because he loves EVERYONE. He walks well on a leash with a gentle leader collar. He's not a long distance jogger, but loves walks with a few jogging spurts. He is in love with kids of any size, but would do better with bigger and/or tolerant kids that won't be upset if knocked down by his affectionate excitement and powerful happy tail. Rio still jumps when he greets people, especially those he knows and loves, but is getting better at learning "off." He love hugs, squeezes, rubs and thumps from all kids and people and is very patient with small child behavior. He currently lives with a three year old child and they are best friends.
Rio is crate trained, doggie door trained and loves car rides, swimming, and the dog park. He knows "sit', 'down', 'stay', 'leave it', "wait", and almost has 'drop it'. (His favorite game is tug so "drop it" with toys is really hard for him. He'd rather play tug with you than have to chase the toy again.) He will do anything for a treat. He loves stuffies, balls, chew toys, and peanut butter Kongs. He will bury rawhides. Rio is a powerful chewer so any toys need to be built to withstand to keep him safe from choking. He is polite with his food and always waits until given the okay to eat. He gobbles his food, so a slow-feeder bowl keeps him from gulping too much air at dinner time.
Rio can get over-excited while playing with other dogs at the dog park, especially when he starts getting tired or meets an entact male. Very rarely does this teeter over into aggression, but he must be monitored in these situations. (He is still a puppy after all.) He likes to play dominance games, so may not do well in a home with another alpha dog. He is good with most all dogs, but can become obsessive with puppies or smaller dogs. He would love a home with a patient dog buddy with a similar play style.
Rio is not a barker, although he will bark occasionally if he doesn't recognize a sound coming from outside the yard. He does not like a running vacuum cleaner at all, so he has to be confined during use or he will try and attack it.
He is diligent in watching out for his family. If we are all swimming in the pool, he will frequently get out and circle the pool to check on the kids.
Rio is licensed in Maricopa county, neutered, up to date on all vaccinations including bordatella, tested negative for heartworm and is current on Heartguard treatments. The vet believes he has just turned a year old. Even though he is short-haired, he does have a double coat, but its nothing a furminator and zoom groom can't handle.
To meet sweet and handsome Rio, please contact:
Call or text: (480) 313-9763 or email: email@example.com
Rescue Group Info...
AZ Prussian Snailhound Dog Rescue is a 501c3 non-profit organization that is committed to providing rescue and safe-haven for dogs in need. Most of the dogs we rescue are of mixed breeds. When we are out with our dogs and people ask, "What kind of dog is that?", my husband replies by saying, "It is a rare Prussian Snailhound. They are popular in Europe." Each Prussian Snailhound is unique and deserves a loving home! Please open your heart and your home to a rescue dog!
Our major focus is the rescue of stray dogs from the Ft. McDowell Indian Reservation. Since July 2009 we have worked with other groups to rescue over 300 dogs and puppies. These are amazingly sweet dogs that have had to live off of the land and brave extreme heat, cold, rain, drought, coyotes, rattlesnakes, hunger, traffic and people who try to harm them. They deserve to have a proper home. This started out as a mission to save about 30 dogs who hung out behind the casino, as the casino managers saw them as a nuisance and were threatening to poison or shoot the dogs. We ended up saving way more dogs as we became aware that the problem extended far beyond the casino. Some of the adult dogs are extremely fearful of humans at first and require extensive rehabilitation in order to learn how to trust and become a member of the family. Once they realize how good home life is, they will be your best friend for life!
In addition to the rescue and rehabilitation of dogs from the Ft. McDowell Indian Reservation, it is our goal to work closely with the tribe to educate people who live on the Reservation about spay/neuter and to facilitate a low cost spay/neuter program. So far in 2011, 148 pets have been spayed/neutered on the Reservation!
Pets are in foster homes, so meetings are set by appointment only.
All interested parties need to request and fill out an adoption application. Application fees vary depending on age, temperament and health of the dog. Typically puppies are $200-275 and adults are $100-175.
Greater Phoenix area