Rocko was living in a boarded up abandoned home in Southwest Detroit because his owner could not care for him any longer. He was rescued from good Samaritans approximately two years ago. They were determined to find a better life for him. It was extremely challenging to find help for Rocko. All of the Michigan rescues were full so he had to stay in a boarding facility for almost two years. This boarding facility was very over crowded so Rocko did not receive the love and attention that he deserved. He was living in a cage for most of the day and human interaction and exercise was not given regularly. This lifestyle eventually began to take its toll on Rocko. He started to lose weight and get very depressed. The vet identified that Rocko had an intestinal blockage from eating a piece of rubber, some paper, and what seemed to be painter’s tape. How he was allowed to ingest these materials still remains a mystery? The good Samaritan that rescued him contacted Last Day Dog Rescue for help. Rocko is almost recovered from his ordeal and can’t wait to find his forever home! It has been a very long road for this sweet boy. He still has a great attitude and loves attention. Please help Rocko in his journey to find a family that will love him forever!
Last Day Dog Rescue now microchips all dogs before adoption. Microchips are implanted between the dog's shoulder blades and are a permanent form of identification. The microchips are registered to Last Day Dog Rescue with the adopter's info added once adopted. If the dog is ever lost and slips his/her collar/tags the microchip allows the finder to know who to contact if scanned for a microchip. Dogs MUST still have a collar with tags on at all times. Per our contract, we take all our dogs back if for any reason you can't keep your adopted dog.
The petfinder.com system requires that we choose a predominant breed or breed mix for our dogs. Visual breed identification in dogs is unreliable so for most of the dogs we are only guessing at predominant breed or breed mix. We get to know each dog as an individual and will do our best to describe each of our dogs based on personality, not by breed label.
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