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Rollo’s merry, “seize the day” personality is infectious. From his “come on in, guys” response to people coming in the front door to his jaunty step as he bounces through the day, Rollo is a guy who loves life and the world around him.
Rollo’s joyful outlook extends not only to people, but to dogs and cats. He is incredibly responsive and interactive. Rollo delights in play, and yips around the yard chasing his foster brother - a larger, nimble beagle - always certain that he will catch him on the next circle. He loves equally any opportunity to sit in his caregiver’s lap, or lie quietly under her desk while she is working.
Rollo truly does seek companionship, and we feel he would do well in a home with another dog. This is not because he is anxious, but rather because he is young, and eager for socialization, and greatly enjoys the company of other dogs. He is curious, courageous, outgoing and filled with the expectancy of good. His foster mom describes him as having “very kind eyes”.
Rollo is long-bodied with a beautiful coat and feathering. He is sturdy, and well proportioned. Still a puppy, he has learned house training and basic commands quickly, and will benefit from continuing teaching. He needs a securely fenced yard, and can dart quickly through an open door if one is not careful.
On a leash, Rollo is described by his foster mom as “sassy, but not a puller”. Rollo’s energy level is medium, and he loves to ride in a car, although he should be seat-belted or crated, not only for his safety but because otherwise he will be in the driver’s lap. He loves treats, and is a good eater - content to munch on his kibble throughout the day. He is slightly treat and toy protective, although those traits are improving, and has been known to snatch a piece of cheesecake from his foster mom.
Due to his age, door impulsivity, and size, we are not recommending Rollo for a home with younger children. He would do very well in a family with older children, or with an individual as long as he/she is willing to make him an integral part of the household. He would also do well as on only dog provided his adopter(s) worked from home, or were retired. Being a meaningful partner in life is a profound goal and skill of Rollo’s, and he will bond deeply and devotedly.
Rollo came into rescue care through no fault of his own. Animal Control officers were tipped off that a family had moved, and left their dog behind. Rollo had been abandoned for an entire week in an empty house. This experience must have been very frightening for him at such a vulnerable age, and it has no doubt made Rollo appreciate every moment that he is part of a family, and savor every particle of attention that he receives.
Rollo will need continued guidance, teaching, and encouragement as he moves through adolescence, and he will reward his adopter’s investment of time and effort with love, devotion, and gratitude.