|Rio came into our rescue in early 2011 as "Lobo" from the Lancaster (California) Shelter.
After receiving medical attention and private training, Rio was adopted by his current mom, and they have been living on a rural ranch-type property northeast of Tucson. Rio's training has been ongoing, and he is doing beautifully -- his manners are impeccable, and he's never met another dog he didn't get along with. Unfortunately, Rio's prey drive is going to get him into trouble.
It is perfectly natural for a German Shepherd to possess prey drive, and Rio's mom doesn't mind if he chases the many rabbits and other desert creatures that populate her property; however (and unfortunately), Rio has now taken to chasing her horse and cattle, and that's simply not OK with mom. She is deathly afraid that Rio will somehow make it into a neighboring property, chase their livestock and be shot (which the property owner would be lawfully entitled to do [and mom believes absolutely WOULD do] if Rio were on his property, chasing his livestock). And so the difficult decision has been made to find another home in the "city" for Rio.
Mom will be sending new photos and updated information on Rio in the next day or two.
Rio is available for introductions in the Tucson area.
Adoption fee to be determined.