Rocco is a handsome young brindle male, him mom is a black and tan hound, and we think his daddy might be a boxer but we aren’t sure. Rocco is in need of loads of love and patience. He is nine months old, stands knee high, is quite lean, and weighs around 30 lbs. Rocco needs a family who is experienced with dogs, and who will love him and give him time to become a member of their family. He is less timid than a couple of his siblings but he will need a lot of love and patience to become a dog who is comfortable around people.
When Rocco arrived at our rescue he was just a wee baby, and already in very bad shape from hunger and abuse, and was terrified of people. He is now healthy and more comfortable with people. He loves to play with other dogs but he is still afraid of people but less so than his siblings. He does love to lay on the couch, and snuggle with the other dogs. He will approach us to get a treat but he is not a cuddler and loves the outdoors. Rocco is housebroken, crate trained, does not chew, is not a barker, and has wonderful manners. Although he is timid, he is also smart and in need of a firm, patient, and gentle owner who will take the time to socialize him. He is neutered, healthy, and up to date on shots. His adoption fee is $100.
For more information on Rocco, please contact Louise Vande Wiele at 615 500 3164, or at LouiseVdeW@gmail.com. We will respond as quickly as possible. Meanwhile, please read the following so that you are aware of, and agree with, our process before asking to adopt one of our rescues.
Anyone wanting to adopt a dog from the RARFS is required to fill out an adoption application, provide references, sign an adoption contract, agree to a home visit, and finally to pay an adoption fee. Once the application is received, references checked, and a home visit completed, and everything is satisfactory, families can take their new family member home. Families who rent must provide a letter from their landlord stating that they are allowed to have a dog, and listing any size or breed restriction.
We are located in Cookeville, Tennessee. We prefer that families come and pick up their new family member, but a licensed pet transport is available. Should we need to transport dogs to their new homes, the adopter will need to arrange and pay $150 per dog directly to the transport company.
Should a dog adopted from RARFS need to be rehomed, we ask that the dog be returned to us, or that we approve the new home. We have a no questions asked return policy, but adoption and transport fees will not be reimbursed.
RARFS rescues dogs, not breeds, and we want you to fall in love with the dog you adopt into your family so, as potential adopters, please be aware that the information we provide is to the best of our knowledge. When it comes to breed or age information on a given dog, we must often guess, rely on our knowledge, or go by what we are told by rescuers, vets, and breed experts. If you are looking for a purebred dog, please visit one of the many breed specific rescue organizations on their website.
As a non-profit organization, RARFS relies on your adoption fees to cover costs. We receive no outside funding. Fees help us care for the animals we helter, and enable us to offer them to you for adoption in a healthy and happy state. Fees cover the costs for spaying/neutering, intake vaccines, deworming, monthly heartworm and flea/tick prevention, and any other medical expenses. Without these fees we could not continue to rescue animals from abandonment and/or a life of pain and suffering. We’ve been asked these questions before, so: NO, we will not waive or reduce adoption fees; YES, you can further pay it forward by making a larger donation than the requested fee.
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