Your Next Best Friend: Rio


Hi, my name’s Rio, and I’m a 5-year-old male Malamute/husky mix. Both these breeds are sled dogs — the Malamute is named for an Alaskan Eskimo people (the Mahlemut) and the husky for a dog of the Eskimo people from eastern Canada (the Huskemaw). So much for lineage. Personal information: I am good with other dogs and can sing a beautiful song. Cats, nope. And I need a fenced yard — like my ancestors I like to travel. If you fit these qualifications, come meet me. You won’t be disappointed.

This past week, three of my canine colleagues were joined with new owners. The Rappahannock Animal Welfare League (RAWL), 160 Weaver Rd., Amissville, is open 8 to 1 daily. Call 540-937-3283 or visit

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