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Shepherd / Mixed (short coat)  : :  Female  : :  Adult  : :  Large


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About Rizzo

  • Status: Adopted!
  • Species: Dog
  • General Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn with Black
  • Current Size: 60 Pounds
  • Current Age: 2 Years 11 Months (best estimate)
  • Fence Required: Yes(6 foot)
  • Grooming Needs: Moderate
  • Owner Experience Needed: Species
  • Reaction to New People: Cautious
All our dogs require secure VISIBLE fencing. Height dependent upon the dog.

Rizzo, aka Rizzy or Rizza-Roo, is a German Shepherd mix around 2 years old. She is a petite medium sized dog that comes in around 60 pounds.  Are you looking for a walking or running partner? Rizzo is your gal! The absolute highlight of her day is going out and exploring the neighborhood or hitting up an adventure in the woods. Maybe it’s time to chill at home, Rizzo is ready for that, too. Need to head off to work? No problem, Rizzy, does amazing at home alone for the day. This sweet and gentle girl has so many amazing traits, that make her the perfect mix for all sorts of situations. She’s independent, yet ready for a cuddle and will take endless amounts of belly rubs. She can be active, yet mellow, too. She has a goofy and funny side of her that she continues to uncover. She loves runny circles in the backyard when she’s feeling playful and if you have a shoe laying around, she may just gently pick it up and move it to another location.  She’s great with kids but would also be a fantastic dog for a single person or couple.  Rizzo needs slow introductions to new people. Mostly she just wants to be able to feel safe and comfortable to sniff you first before she says Yep, you are an ok person.  She is happy to put on her harness to go out though she could use a few improvements on her walking/leash skills. She’s food motivated and quickly picks up on routines and expectations. She’s very curious about other dogs yet hasn’t quite figured out how to be around them. She can get overwhelmed and isn’t sure what to do with herself when an excited dog is around her. This could be easily taken care of with more dog socialization.  Rizzo was found as a stray in Modesto, CA on July 6th. She had recently had a litter of puppies. As she has settled into her foster home, she continues to learn that her life is now safe and comfortable and blossom into her best dog self.

All current pets in adoptive home must be spayed/neutered and up to date on vaccinations. 

Adopter must be at least 21 years of age.

Adoption Fee: $300

In the event a dog has been transported from another state, a transport fee may be charged in addition to an adoption fee.  This will be disclosed prior to an adoption contract being signed.

All our dogs are spayed/neutered, microchipped and up to date on vaccinations.

Adoption applications can be found on our website: www.connectionspetrescue.org

 

More about Rizzo

Good with Dogs, Good with Kids, Good with Adults, Requires a yard, Timid, Skittish, Affectionate, Intelligent, Even-tempered, Gentle

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