Rio is available at Marin Humane Society
Rio 163041(Formerly Oreo)
Breed Australian Cattle Dog
Sex Male Color Blue Speckled
Weight 56.6 lbs
Age 8Yrs 3Mths 1Wks
Where can you find me?
I am at the Marin Humane Society location.
You can contact me by
Phone (415) 506-6225
Fax (415) 382-1349
Address 171 Bel Marin Keys Blvd. Novato
A Little Bit About Me
Rio comes to us due to the death of his owner. He was adopted from us four years ago and has mellowed in his golden years. He was then recently adopted but was returned because he was not compatible with the resident dog. He is a wonderful dog who loves people.
Other dogs are a different story. Rio is quite selective about other dogs and has the potential to guard that which he values, be it people, territory, or possessions. He would be problematic at a dog park and this is not recommended as a way to exercise him. It would be much better for Rio to find him a playmate with similar style of play and with whom he gets along. He can be a little demanding when he wants a dog to play with him. However, we do strongly recommend that he be the only dog in the household.
Rio loves toys and games of tug. Chasing a tennis ball is also a great way to give him exercise. Although Rio is now 8 years old he still has plenty of spark left. He could lose a little weight so talk to your vet about a lower calorie diet and a strategy for weight loss.
There is a lot to say about adopting a mature dog. They know the ropes and you don’t have to deal with house training issues. If you want a really sweet, loving older dog, take a look at Rio, he is sure to melt your heart.
Adoption Center: (415) 506-6225
The Marin Humane Society
171 Bel Marin Keys Blvd., Novato, California 94949