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Rio

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.

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My personality...

I know how to sit (and lots of other commands too!)

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

Rio

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.

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We are primarily self-funding and the money we spend in York is raised in York and Harrogate and surrounding areas. Income is also generated by our charity shops in Goodramgate, York, Acomb and Selby.

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RSPCA York, Harrogate & District Branch

RSPCA York Animal Home
Landing Lane, YORK
YO26 4RH

Telephone: 01904 654949Our reception area is only fully manned during our opening hours, as our staff are attending to animal welfare the rest of the time.

Email: reception@rspca-yorkhome.org.uk

Opening times:
Monday - Wednesday, Friday - Sunday 11:00 - 15:00Please note that the York Animal Home is closed all day Thursday. The York Animal Home is also closed on the first Thursday of every month for staff training.

RSPCA York ShopRSPCA YorkCharity ShopGBPMonday to Saturday 9:00am - 4:30pm Sunday 10:00am - 4:00pm
5B, Goodramgate, York
Telephone: 01904 466140

RSPCA Acomb ShopRSPCA AcombCharity ShopGBPMonday to Saturday 9:00am - 4:30pm Sunday 10:00am - 4:00pm
43 York Road, Acomb
Telephone: 01904 788616

RSPCA Selby ShopRSPCA SelbyCharity ShopGBPMonday to Saturday 9:00am - 4:30pm Sunday 10:00am - 4:00pm
3 New Lane, Selby
Telephone: 01757 707100

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