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Rio Rat Terrier & Labrador Retriever Mix Fort Worth, TX

  • Adult
  • Male
  • Medium
  • Black , White / Cream


Coat length
Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
Prefers a home without

Meet Rio

Be sure to check out Rio’s Facebook page at

Hi my name is Rio! I'm a goofy, fun-loving pup who ALWAYS wears a smile! I'm a kid with a sassy personality and a lot of spunk. My foster parents are always laughing; I'm not sure if it's with me or at me, but there's a lot of laughing going on around here.

I love to go for walks, ride in the car, and play with my foster brother and sisters! We wrestle and run until we're pooped out. Oh - I also love to FETCH! I'll fetch anything you want to throw me.

When I'm out in the yard I love to play in my water pool. I dig at the water (watch my video!) but I'm not sure what I'm digging at, bubbles, shadows, reflections - probably! I'm always airborne - jumping up, flying through the air, flipping around... My foster mom thinks I'd make a great dog athlete! Agility, fly ball, disc games - basically I love to learn and I want to be active and I want to do stuff with YOU!! Teach me - I can do it!

Even active pups like to snuggle and cuddle. I love to sit on the couch or pass out in my parents' laps watching TV. I love cushy dog beds and soft blankies! Sometimes when I'm not sure what to do next, I'll sit on my people's feet and lean into them, then flop over for a belly rub. That always gets their attention! Oh - and can you believe I sleep all through the night without needing to go out? It's true! But in the morning I really need to go out - NOW!

I've learned some manners over the last couple months. I sit and wait for my food or treats or to go out the door (without being asked!) I lay and wait respectfully while my people are eating, no begging. Begging gets you nowhere, but being good gets you lots of good stuff! I recently completed Basic Obedience class at PetSmart!

I really need a forever home with another doggie friend to entertain me. I'm great at playing with all kinds of dogs and I accommodate my play style to match whatever they want. My foster sister is shy and she just likes to lay on the floor and wrestle, so we lay on the floor and wrestle, but my foster brother likes to run fast and play rough, so we do!

I have been attending Cowtown Canines and Brittany, the owner and supreme dog lover, has offered 5 free passes to my adopters so that I can continue daycare and visit my friends! I've been doing great at daycare and socialize with dogs from Chihuahuas to Great Danes!

I'm about two years old and that makes me full grown at 40 pounds. I've had all my shots and am heart worm negative and neutered.

Rio is ready for the next chapter of his new and exciting life. Will YOU be a part of it? If you would like to find out more at or call Jon at 817-507-8651 and let's make it happen!

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