**COURTESY POST ** IN VERMONT ** Meet Rocky! Here is his video:
DEAR P4P FRIENDS - our dog Trainer Wyatt is currently caring for him. Rocky is likely a Wolf Hybrid and has basically been "set up to fail". His former owners got him as a puppy and did not have the necessary skills as he matured to understand what he needed. He is NOT a "pocket dog" and needs owner w/ SERIOUS dog experience and/or willingness to learn. He has made tremendous strides w/ his Trainer who is currently interviewing potential adopters. Yes, you read that correctly.. Rocky is not being interviewed. Adopters are. This is to ensure he finds a permanent home, not a temporary one. His Trainer is willing to work with anyone who shows potential. Rocky has a strong prey drive and is fear aggressive. He does, however, do well with other medium & large dogs. He has assimilated into his Trainer's Pack Walks with little prior interaction: so this is tremendous indication of his ability to learn, and become cooperative member of family with or without, other dogs. PLEASE CONSIDER SHARING, as one never knows who might see this to help this beautiful animal out.
HIS STORY: He approx. 3 years old, male, vetted, and neutered. Rocky lost him home last fall when his family didn't know how to handle him and what he needed to thrive to become a balanced pack member vs. pack leader. Rocky is an EXTREMELY intelligent and perceptive pup that needs a knowledgeable pack leader; he has a history of making reactive decisions with people. He is loyal, obedient, gets along with other dogs in an experienced environment (best with larger dogs), and needs both physical and mental stimulation. Imagine having a dog who's intelligence is capable of being a Police dog, a Search & Rescue, a running companion, and more but isn't getting any of that mental or physical stimulation or training. We believe Rocky has a purpose and is trying to find his way to his forever family. He has been staying in boarding for months which is completely unfair to him but has been doing well in that environment much to our surprise. He is a stunning mix of we believe Shepherd and Husky however there is no way to know for certain without a DNA test (these are very helpful to understand any mixed breed much better). Rocky loves to go for car rides, loves to snuggle, loves to hike, and needs a loyal human pack leader.
If you are interested in adopting Rocky please fill out an Application at our website at www.Passion-4-Paws.org (pls make sure you have the Vermont site) or if you have an Application already in let us know! **PLEASE NOTE** This is a courtesy post where we are assisting his owner to find a home and do not own Rocky.
Check out his Facebook page (please "Like" us while you are there): http://tinyurl.com/jrwpnrk
Disclosure: Breed labels are often incorrect: we rarely know the genetic lineage of the dogs we rescue. Many shelters and rescues specify breeds based on appearance; however, research has shown that less than 2% of a dog’s DNA determines appearance! Passion 4 Paws does not practice the use of labels pertaining to compatibility with others or dog breed. Labels such as “dog friendly” and “child friendly” should be used with caution as they often over-simplify the personalities and behavior of dogs.
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