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RIO AD 10-17-17


ADOPTED ON 10-17-17 – Adoption donation includes transport and all vaccinations, except for the Lyme—therefore, the dogs will not need to get any vaccinations for the first year.  Our vet has recommended that all dogs under 6 months not to spay or neuter the pups because they are too young and their bodies are not fully developed.

FROM THE FOSTER:  Rio is a fast learner and is eager to please. He wants to know what is expected of him and is also very quick on his feet as well. Of the two, Rio is first into action, nothing gets past him. He is alert and likes to lead, loves people, children, and other dogs and he likes cats a little TOO much. We are learning how to not be so curious with cats. He wants them to play with him! He eats really well, and knows how to wait to get out of his crate. He is picking up potty training incredibly well and runs to his “potty” spot with great interest. He loves being outside just as much as being cuddled inside. He will wrap himself on your chest and snuggle in. He loves playing with toys, balls and his brother! They really enjoy spending their time together. We take them on separate walks and excursions to help lessen the separation and any anxiety that may go along. They both do really well in the crate with the correct guidance.

HISTORY: Rio and his brother were fostered at a farm in LA and have traveled north to live in a home up north. They are both well behaved and learning their manners. They are especially unique and will share toys with each other as if they are saying, “Hey, check this one out”.  Their northern foster is introducing some new in home skills and teaching them when to be calm.

ABOUT RIO:  Rio is especially observant and is a very quick leaner. Silas is very trusting and loving and is there when you want to cuddle—Silas (ears down) and Rio (ears up.)  Rio and his brother are affectionately referred to as the “dust balls”. Born in late August, the only distinguishing features you’ll notice as they whiz around chasing each other is that Rio’s ears stand straight up and Silas’ ears flop down. These adorable Yorkie mix pups will entertain you and steal your heart as they tussle, chase and play.

Rio and his brother were rescued from a city dog pound down south by our rescue partners in Louisiana after having been picked up off the streets, which leads us to believe they were most likely abandoned by careless, irresponsible people that did not want to be bothered with puppies. This disheartening story is unfortunately very common. Imagine dumping these adorable, little “dust balls” on the street to fend for themselves? Luckily there are kind and caring people who will help these pups so that Rio find a loving forever home.

LAST CHAPTER: Rio is waiting for that ideal forever home where he will be cherished as deserving family member. It’s sad these second chances are even necessary for these dogs, but we are committed to them and will devote the time and energy to their rehoming and not just move them to save more dogs. We carefully seek good matches because these animals have already endured more than they should have—through no fault of their own. We owe it to the dogs we rescue and all the wonderful families who might consider welcoming our four legged pups into their hearts and home.

Rio is ready for a new life and would be a great addition to most any family.  Our rescue works from our hearts for our dogs; it is the least we can do for them because they deserve nothing less. We are committed to our dogs and want to be sure that the wonderful people who stand to be the last chapter of their rescue and the first chapter of their new forever lives deserve him. Don’t let him slip by—there is a lifetime of wonderful memories waiting for you!

This dog cannot be adopted to Massachusetts residents due to new laws regarding rescue dogs being prohibited from adoption. Please contact Patricia Cabral at: 617-626-1786 or Mike Cahill at: 617-626-1794 for questions regarding what dogs you are allowed to adopt


RDVG wants to provide you with as much information as we can because some of our mix breeds you might not be familiar with. The below section on “About the Breed” offers information on some of the Breed Characteristics, Children & Pets, Behavior and Personality, Temperament and more.

It is important to point out that in addition to the breed, there is an enormous variety in the way a dog acts and reacts to the world around him. In the end, your dog’s preferences and personality are as individual as you are–and if you can accept that– then you’re bound to enjoy each other.

Children & Pets

Animal Behavior Guidelines

Many children, especially very young ones, do not realize that pets are living animals and not toys. Failing to teach a child how to handle pets properly can result in suffering on the part of the pet and, in some cases, injury to the child. Taking introductions slowly will allow you to introduce family dogs and your children safely

Puppy Behavior, Growth & Development

Each stage of Puppy Growth and development is fascinating; by the time it reaches its first birthday a puppy is considered a mature, adult dog. Puppy Growth rate is fast compared to humans, just compare a puppy of 8 weeks to a baby of the same age.

One of the most common questions asked about a puppy’s growth and development rate refers to the eventual size of the puppy. How big will the puppy grow? How can you determine the adult size of a puppy? A young puppy is tiny and cute – everyone loves puppies! But will the puppy be suited to your environment? How much exercise will be required for a full grown dog? Will the puppy be a suitable pet for children? The breed of the puppy will determine the answers to these questions. A general response to the size and growth rate of a puppy and the adult size of a puppy is therefore not possible – it needs to be specific to the puppy’s breed.

What the Adoption Fee Pays For


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Age DOB: 6/20/17
Life Average 10-14 Years
Sex Male
Weight 0-20lbs
Location Bristol CT
Breed Yorkshire Terrier
Purebred Mix
Altered No
Fee 450
RDV # RDV822
Dogs Yes
Children 8 to 14, Over 14
House Learning
Energy Medium
Fence Helpful
Crate Yes
Leash Learning
Car Yes
Personality Rio is alert and likes to lead, is very quick on his feet and is the first into action-nothing gets past him
Organization Rescue Dog Village Guardian, Inc.
Name Kris
Phone 860.940.3350
Location Preston, CT
Email rescueguardianvillage@yahoo
Facebook Rescue Dog Village Guardian, Inc.
Rescue Dog Village Guardian, Inc.