A Best Friend, An Angel for Life...
Meet Rio de Janeiro, a little Brazil nut who needs a second chance. Rio comes to us from Animal Care and Control of NYC, where he was turned in as an owner surrender. He is a handsome jet black Cocker Spaniel just 5 years old with a little ring of white around his nose, like a platinum wedding band. Can you be his one true love? Poor Rio has been rather misunderstood in life and will need a dog savvy owner to get him back on track. We have been down this road with many Cocker Spaniels before. When mistreated, they lose trust quickly, but are always on the look out for a means of finding it again. To get it back, they require patience, time and respect for what they've been through, plus a little acknowledgement that they don't have to start out perfect. We are seeking adult only placement for Rio, preferably with prior Cocker Spaniel experience or knowledge of rescued dogs. Rio is a healthy boy who has been neutered, microchipped, is current on all shots, and has tested negative for heartworm. He will be professionally groomed before adoption and will go home with a new leash and collar. If you would like to foster or adopt Rio, please click here to fill out an application or email to request one. Please help Rio discover that life can still end happily ever after ... even if it does not start out platinum.