Rio Reluctantly Makes a Friend: An Animal Rescue Adventure

by Lida Sideris

Picking a canine companion for our nine-year-old Aussie Shepherd was no easy task. Rio had been sole dog for a long time and was not a very good host when canine friends visited our home. But we noticed he’d been sleeping more than usual, seldom exhibiting his boisterous, energetic side. We took him to a local shelter hoping he would pick out a housemate.