Rio is a 6 year old male Boxer cross Staffordshire Bull Terrier. He is the sweetest, most affectionate boy with those he knows and trusts; a daft and lovable character who wags his entire body when he is excited! He is full of fun and makes us laugh every day, his favourite place to be is curled up under a blanket on his couch, he even tucks himself in!
Sadly Rio did not have the most stable start to his life and landed in rescue at such a young age. Finding himself in a chaotic environment at a crucial age means that Rio needs some special understanding and would benefit from a patient and experienced owner.
Rio can be insecure and has displayed some protective behaviour. Underneath his tough exterior he really is a vulnerable boy who is just afraid. He is a fast learner, very food motivated and eager to please so we believe he has the makings of a wonderful boy!
Rio lives in a quiet room away from the kennels and there we have found him to generally be clean and non-destructive. We feel that he may be able to be left alone for 2-3 hours once he has settled into a new routine and adjusted to his new environment.
We are looking for an adult only home for Rio, free from visiting children and with no children planned for the future. Although Rio can walk well on the lead he can also be incredibly strong at times so for this reason he will need an owner who is able to control him.
Despite living with a dog before coming to us Rio does lack social skills with other dogs and will need to be the only pet in the home.
Rio’s new family must be prepared to make several trips to and from the rescue in order to form a bond with him before adoption therefore a home locally to the rescue is essential.
Rio is ideal for someone who likes big goofy dogs, he is full of love and character and will keep you thoroughly entertained. He needs a calm, patient and experienced owner.
We know this boy has so much potential! We simply adore him and would really like to see him settled in a loving, stable home.