Rio — Law Enforcement / Arson

Charity Partner: K9s4Cops
Location: Wausau, Wisconsin

K9 Rio comes to Wisconsin from Brazil, where she spent the first two years of her life. As can be seen in the photo, Rio has adjusted very well to her new life in the upper midwest. She loves to play in the snow! Rio is an incredible animal that never ceases to amaze people that see her work. Rio is a single purpose police K9, focusing on drug detection. Rio never tires of training and the prospect of her tennis ball zinging over her head. In her young police career, Rio is already responsible for several significant seizures of illegal narcotics. That number is sure to grow as she continues to sniff vehicles while on patrol. I am truly fortunate to be her handler and proud to call her my partner.

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