My name is RIO!

American Bulldog Mix Dog for adoption in Phoenix, Arizona - RIO
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RIO's Info...

I am already neutered, housetrained, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and not good with cats.

RIO's Story...
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:

Nan Marie
Call or text: (480) 313-9763 or email:

Facts about RIO

  • Breed: American Bulldog Mix
  • Color: White - With Black
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

RIO, a Phoenix American Bulldog dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a American Bulldog for sale in Phoenix, or seeking a American Bulldog dog from a breeder in Phoenix.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Phoenix 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 Phoenix 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 American Bulldog breeders who help with American Bulldog rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Phoenix paves the way for another one to be saved.