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Rio

APA-A-45785

Looks Like
Mixed Breed (Large) / Great Dane

Sex
Male

Current Weight
77 lbs

Estimated Age
7 Years
2 Months

Location
Foster

Adoption Fee
$0
Looks Like
Mixed Breed (Large) / Great Dane
Sex
Male
Current Weight
77 lbs
Estimated Age
7 Years
2 Months
Location
Foster
Adoption Fee
$0

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This tall drink of water is Rio! His interests include being handsome, fetch, swimming, fetch, treats, fetch, and gently leaning into your leg for pets. We should also mention that he loves playing fetch and will regularly do leaps and turns in the air trying to catch the ball! He's great at bringing the ball back to you and dropping it. If he thinks you don't see the ball on the ground, he'll politely pick it up and set it in your lap.

True to his name, Rio also really LOVES being in the water! Whether you're hosing him off or taking him for a dip in a pool or creek, he'll take all the water time he can get. While he's energetic when playing with a ball or in the water, when he's all tuckered out, he's happy to hang out with his person and snuggle.

Rio's a big guy that is very easy to walk on leash and enjoys going on a quiet walk around the neighborhood-taking in all the sights and smells while staying by your side at a nice pace. He's also a smart pup who sits politely for treats.

Rio has worked hard to become a wonderful companion, and as a part of APA's Total Obedience Program you can work with APA staff to continue to build a training relationship with Rio before and after adoption to master all the TOP dog skills together. In addition to his TOP Dog training, Rio is a pro at crate training and is perfectly content to wait patiently for you to come home. While he's never met a tennis ball he doesn't like, he can be selective about his canine friends and would do best as an only dog in an adult-only home.

Rio's a loyal friend who's easy to please and he's more than ready to move on to his forever home. Come meet this handsome guy today! Follow Rio on Instagram @riosbigadventure.
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Requirements

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Please plan on allowing adequate time to be matched with a dog, have relevant consultations, and complete all necessary paperwork. This can take 1-2 hours in total.

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Fill out our adoption application and meet with an adoption counselor.

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You must be at least 18 years of age.

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You must show a picture ID with a current address. If this isn't available, we will accept a picture ID with a current utility bill.

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An APA!-conducted meet-and-greet with current household dogs is recommended for most and required for some adult dogs.

Our adoption fee varies per dog depending on age, breed, and/or medical condition(s). This fee includes:

Spay or neuter surgery (Please note that an additional $100 refundable deposit is required for all dogs who are not yet spayed or neutered.)

Heartworm test on dogs 6 months and older

Current vaccinations

Deworming treatment

Microchip

Lifetime behavior support

Accepted forms of payment include cash, debit or credit card, or money order payable to Austin Pets Alive!.

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