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About Rio

8 and over


Rio is a very sweet 9 year old Labrador, who is looking for a calm and quiet retirement home. He has sore legs these days, and can't quite get up to the same antics as he did when he was a pup, so he'd like a nice sized garden to potter about in. He loves to be made a fuss of and enjoys company, and is very friendly with new people.

Type of home needed

Rio is currently undergoing investigations for his joint pain. He would be best as the only dog in the home, as he may not appreciate being jumped on by another dog, and he tends to avoid them when out because of this. Once we have his condition under control, he may appreciate some gentle walking pals. We can't guarantee that Rio is housetrained, as we know nothing of his history, but it's likely at his age. He will be fine in a home with children aged 12 and over, as long as they understand the need to handle him with care.

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How rehoming works

Thank you for your interest in Rio, who is based at Merseyside. Please note this is not a reservation on this dog. To start the rehoming process you will need to go to a rehoming centre for a quick chat. Please find information below about what to expect during the rehoming process. We hope to see you soon.

  1. The average time between visiting a Rehoming Centre and taking your new pet home is just eight days. Every circumstance is different but this brief guide lets you know what you will experience when you decide to rehome a dog from us.
  2. The rehoming centre is your gateway to finding your new pet pooch. When you arrive at the centre you will be greeted in reception by a friendly face.
  3. During this first visit we will take a few details from you so we know what you are looking for. You will be able to visit the dogs and we'll advise you on how to find the right dog for your circumstance and that your circumstances will work for the dog too.
  4. We would like you to get to know your chosen dog before you take him home so, if you have any other dogs or family members, you may need to bring them along for a further visit to ensure the whole family is happy with the decision.
  5. The fee for rehoming a dog is £150 (£140 in Ballymena due to extra dog licence fees),for puppies its £150 adoption fee plus a £45 Dog School fee but every dog is vet checked, microchipped, and neutered as well as a very cool Dogs Trust lead and collar - so we think it's a good deal!
  6. On rehoming your new dog from Dogs Trust you can receive 4 weeks' free insurance from our partner Petplan, this covers your dog for any unexpected illnesses and injuries, for further details and to activate your 4 weeks' free trial visit the Petplan website.
  7. So now you are ready to take your new pal home, just one more step which is a pre-adoption talk. This ensures you are aware of the responsibilities of dog ownership and reminds you that we are always here when you need us!
  8. Get in touch with the centre your dog is located at to arrange a visit.
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