I am writing to you about a great dog at the Edison Animal Shelter, "Rio," (cage 15). Rio was left at the shelter by his family on what was to be a temporary basis, but they never returned for him. Rio is a young, brindle, unneutered male, who appears to be very much a Dutch Shepherd. However, the shelter personnel believes that he has some "pit," and, as it is their policy, they will not put him for adoption to the public. No pit or pit mix will be adopted out to the public; they must go to rescues.
I am trying to find a placement for Rio before his time runs out. He is a great dog who appears to be very healthy and would make a fine companion for a family with older children. He is of medium-high energy and will need two good walks a day and maybe some play time. He was recently evaluated by a dog trainer and exhibited no aggression toward other animals or people.
The Edison shelter is a municipal shelter. They will try to hold him as long as possible, but there are no guarantees on how long they will keep him.
Are you able to help with a placement for Rio? If not, do you have any suggestions as to who I might contact to find him a placement? He is a very nice dog with a great, friendly disposition.
Any help you can give me would be very much appreciated. Pictures of him are attached.