I know how to sit (and lots of other commands too!)
Age: 11 yearsSex: MaleBreed: Akita
Rio came to the centre via an inspector after being found in appalling condition, due to legal reasons Rio has had to wait for such a long time to be able to start looking for his forever home. After a successful prosecution in court we are proud to introduce the outside world to one of the most gentle and sweet natured of dogs. Rio is what the saying 'gentle giant' was invented for, he honestly is such a sweet heart.
Unfortunately Rio does suffer quite badly with arthritis not only in hips but on his back as well, he is on pain medication for this which helps him. He is looking for a home where he will not be taken on very long walks, he gets 3 x 15mins walks which sadly is all he can manage. He does however really enjoy his little adventures out and about and makes the most of every minute. Rio will need to be the only pet in the home as he does not like to be around other dogs.
After such a terrible life before being rescued Rio really does deserve to be in a loving new home, he really will make the most fantastic best friend.
I can be left alone for short periods
I'd prefer not to live with a cat
I could live with children of secondary school age
I’m a gentle giant (big and strong)
I’d prefer to be the only dog in a home
I love fuss and attention