Rocko - 10140
Age: 12 yr, 1 mon (Senior)
(from Actual DOB): 02/27/2008
- House Broken
- Crate Trained
- OK w/ dogs
- Needs Fence
Chip Brand: AVID
Chip Number: 600*516*055
Altered Date: 02/27/2008
Current Location: Louisville, KY
Hello. My name is Rocco but my foster mom calls me Buba and I seem to come to that better than my given name. I spent my first twelve years in a kennel in a backyard. I had little human or dog interaction. Despite this my foster mom says I am awesome!
Everything is new to me. Being inside a home I have now mastered. I am kennel and potty trained. The tv and household noises mostly don’t bother me. But I can be sensitive to sudden loud noises like pots falling or alarms. I recover quickly. My foster mom has been working with me on counter surfing and I have improved greatly! But it is advised to keep things out of a curious dog’s paws. Mom says I am really smart since I won’t come inside if I haven’t finished my business!
I am learning to talk dog with some new canine friends. It is helping my confidence so don’t coddle me or I fall back into fear mode. I handle car rides well but must be buckled in or crated if not I will end up in your lap. I settle well and do not get car sick. Mostly it just confuses me. So mom takes me everywhere she goes.
I am shy but warm up more and more quickly as time moves forward. I will need a patient owner willing to teach me how to be a dog. I already know how to cuddle and love you! Mom says I act much much younger than my age. I am healthy with only a mid grade heart murmur that does not affect my activity at all. I keep up with two adolescent canines and hold my own!
Rocko was one of 10 Brittanys rescued from a back yard breeder in Northern Illinois. These dogs were living in outdoor runs with barrels for shelter. The owner died and ABR was contacted by the family for assistance. In ABR's care Rocco was neutered, had a dental, is now up to date on vaccinations, chipped, heartworm negative and on preventative.