Pet Rescue: Rio is on a diet
Type: Chihuahua-beagle mix
Age and gender: 7, male
Description: Rio was shy at first, but has warmed up pretty quickly to his foster family. At times he still seems a little unsure and can be startled easily. He is a very friendly and sweet boy and loves attention (especially being scratched behind his ears). He does really well on a leash and loves going for walks. Rio is friendly with other dogs and children (not sure about cats). Rio has marked in the house before (mostly outside). Rio barks very little, and when he does it is to alert us that there is another dog or person near the house.
Rio has a history of having seizures and takes medication for them twice per day. The vet felt that they could have been caused from his previous weight (28 pounds). He currently weighs 19 pounds. The vet said if he gets down to 15 that could be a good weight for him. He eats 1/4 cup of Fromm diet twice per day. He probably would like any kind of treat, but they are limited because he is trying to get in shape. He seems to be house trained but still is learning how to alert us that he has to go outside.
He has not been aggressive toward people, with his food or toys. Rio is overweight and isn't very active. His favorite activity so far has been to take naps! He especially likes his kennel and seems to prefer sleeping in there. He is microchipped, current on all his vaccinations and heartworm negative.
How to adopt: Small Dog Rescue of Minnesota: smalldogsminnesota.org . Send email to email@example.com. Small Dog Rescue is also seeking foster families for rescued dogs.