In his younger days he was known for clearing his sector in a matter of minutes... hence his nickname, Rocket Rio. Rio's handler, Tim, has been in SAR for many years, certified other dogs and mentored many members of the team. Rio is a big boy who loves to swim and has no problem fetching toys that other dogs tend to loose in the water or just don't have the guts to swim out to retrieve them.
Rocket Rio is scented with a blend of fragrances and essential oils. Sandalwood, orange and patchouli make for a rich, masculine scent that reminds me of those long days in the dark woods searching for a missing person.
Members of Michigan Search and Rescue
Rebecca Houlihan Photography
For more information:
To follow Rio and his SAR team go to the Michigan Search and Rescue's facebook page at www.facebook.com/Michigan-Search-and-Rescue-128305365879/