Rocko is a 7-year old bullmastiff and pit bull mix. He has been in our program since mid-October and his mom, through no fault of her own, is not in a position to reclaim him. Rocko is currently with one of our boarding partners although we are desperately seeking a new home for him. He is neutered, heartworm negative, and up-to-date on vaccinations. He is also undergoing veterinary treatment for multiple skin infections, as he has severe allergies that, left untreated for so long, led to a secondary infection. The vet has ruled out mange and ringworm, and the steroid treatments, antibiotics, and medicated baths have been making him more comfortable, but he still has a long way to go before a veterinarian can identify the root of his skin problems.
Temperament-wise, Rocko is a sweet older guy who is happy to chew on a tennis ball and be loved on. He gets along great with other dogs his age who are calm and docile, and does best in situations where he feels confident. Rocko has responded with aggression in situations where high-energy dogs will not give him space, and in one situation where a cat was acting aggressively.
We are trying our best to find Rocko a new home. He is the sweetest guy and we are are confident that despite his age and allergies will make the right family extremely happy!!
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