Rio – the saddest dog in Detroit.. Rio was brought to Detroit Dog Rescue after his owner passed away.  Rio is a 11 year old Shepherd mix who is loving life in his foster home, but is desperately looking for his forever home.  Sadly, Rio is heart worm positive and due to his age, he won’t be treated because it is too risky.  Rio takes to his humans very well after he learns to trust.  Rio would love to go to a home with someone who can provide him with all of the love he deserves.  Due to his past, he sadly doesn’t take to other animals well, so he would prefer to be an only pet.  If you are interested in giving Rio a great home, please fill out an application.

Adoption Application

  • Breed: Shepherd Mix
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: ~11 years
  • Size: Large – 70lbs
  • Activity Level: Low-Medium
  • Good with Dogs: No
  • Good with Cats: No
  • Good with Children: Older, 13+