Ruff Ruff! My name is RIO
found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking for one too. Find a pet to adopt.
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|Breed:||Hound (Unknown Type)/Whippet Mix||Color:||White - With Tan, Yellow Or Fawn||Age:||Puppy|
|Size:||Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)||Sex:||Male|
RIO is a 7 month old hound whippet mix male puppy. He is super sweet, bouncy, loves to play, snuggle, and carry around his favorite squeak toys. He is still on the small side, tall and lanky, only weighing about 30 pounds. He still has time to grow. He is neutered. Up to date on all shots, and ready for his furever home. He originally came to FARR back in August of last year from an animal cruelty case. There were 9 puppies, 2 died from starvation, and these 7 were pulled from animal control. It took FARR almost 3 weeks to put enough weight on them so they didn’t look like little skeletons. We named the 7 pups after the 7 dwarfs. Rio was previously Sneezy. He was returned to us 2/10/13 from his adopters saying he chews too much and digs holes and still has accidents in the house. My first guess, Rio didn’t get the one on one time all puppies need to be successful in this. And, all puppies like to chew and dig. This is something that has to be taught when appropriate and when not. He will need to be crated when not home, and supervised in the yard until he learns when it is ok to dig. These are not reasons for him to fail at finding a forever home that loves him. Would you please consider adopting this sweet boy. He is currently fostered in Palm Harbor. His adoption fee is $25.
If you are interested in adopting, please send an email to AdoptFromFARR@yahoo.com with the dog’s name listed in the subject line. Please include your name and return contact info.
FARR places our rescue pups in personal foster homes throughout Pinellas, Hillsborough, and Pacso Counties. FARR – Florida Retriever Rescue is a 501c3 NonProfit group composed totally of volunteers working to save the lives of neglected and unwanted dogs. The adoption fee helps to cover the first 2 shots, Dewormer, and neuter or spay fees, as well as a rabies shot, if the dog is over 4months at time of adoption, and a heartworm test, if the dog is over 6months at time of adoption, as well as any transport or pull fees FARR may have paid to the shelter for our rescues. All funds taken in are used strictly for the care and health of our rescues. You can also check out our other available rescue dogs and puppies currently fostered around the Tampa Bay area by visiting FARR Adopt-A-Pet http://www.adoptapet.com/adoption_rescue/75598.html or FARR Pet Finder http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/FL466.html Thank you for your interest in a rescue dog!
Rescue Group Info...
Adopting a dog from a rescue group is the best way for you to get a dog. Of course we are biased and believe that “Rescued is the best breed!” We pull from kill shelters, but the dogs live in various foster homes with us throughout Pinellas, Pasco, and Hillsborough Counties. This allows us to evaluate the good, the bad, and the ugly. And don’t worry, we will tell you all of it. Our job is to make sure we make the best match possible for you, your family, and the dog. Adopt - Save a Life!
All of our rescues are placed in personal foster homes across the Tampa Bay area in Pinellas, Hillsborough, & Pasco Counties.
FARR Participates in several local adoption events throughout the area. Check back for postings on our commitments to attend different events.
The adoption fee is required so we can provide the best possible care for all of our incoming rescues. We had lowered our adoption fees for a while due to the economy, but our vets have raised their fees and we are struggling to keep afloat, so now we are setting them based on their age, breed, and demand. Please rest assured our adoption fees are still the lowest of any rescue in the area. Some dogs will only cost us $75, some will cost us $1200. We take care of our dogs medically prior to adoption to ensure as best we can that you are getting a healthy dog. We of course cannot check hips and all that, but will if the dog shows any issues around it. The adoption fee includes spay/neuter, two DAPPV2 shots, rabies (if over 16 weeks, or if the spay/neuter vet requires it), de-worming and heartworm test (if over 6 months) and treatment if heartworm positive (which cost us $460 by itself). The adoption fee allows us to help multiple dogs in different stages of health, age, and abuse. Again, all medical is done (spay/neutered, shots, deworming, heartworm test-treated if positive, etc) prior to adoption. We do not set requirements for our adopters beyond the fact that if you're looking for a lawn ornament, you came to the wrong place. Our dogs are inside dogs only. Other than that, if you have love to give a dog, we will work with you.
Florida Retriever Rescue (FARR) is a 501(c)(3) non profit, all volunteer, dog rescue organization. We take in all retriever breeds (Labradors, Goldens, Flat Coats, Curly Coats and Duck Tollers) and mixes of those breeds. We temperament test our dogs before they come in and of course all medical needs are taken care of prior to adoption. We are located in Tampa Bay (Hillsborough, Pinellas, & Pasco Counties), though you are welcome to submit an inquiry if you are willing to drive to meet your potentional match.