My name is Rocco!

German Shepherd Dog Dog for adoption in Denver, Colorado - Rocco
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Front Range German Shepherd Rescue

Facts about Rocco

  • Breed: German Shepherd Dog
  • Color: Black - With Tan, Yellow Or Fawn
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 10365937-16-062
You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.

Please consider that many of  these dogs have been abandoned, ignored by their previous owners, or turned in to a shelter, having little interaction with someone who cares about them. When adopted, they will need time to adjust to the changes in their life. 

OS from Kansas

Rocco is a really handsome five year old GSD who acts much younger than his age. Sadly, he has spent his life on a chain until being transferred to FRGSR. He has lived peacefully with a Chihuahua and he knows some basic commands including sit, down and shake. His former owner reported that he gets very excited in the presence of a cat, so a home without kitties may be best. He does need leash work, but this is understandable given that he was chained outside, and he's excited to have the chance to explore the world!  He has lived with children and has done well. His foster mom is working on his house manners. He is enjoying "the finer things in life" such as sleeping on a soft dog bed and having his humans close by. He has managed to remove just about every toy from the toy box with the excitement like that of a kid in a candy store. He loves to go for long walks with his new foster pack and learning where he fits into his new pack hierarchy. Rocco would do best with a confident handler who will provide him with a consistent routine including a good dose of daily exercise. He also needs a home with a secure fence. If you're looking for a new hiking partner, Rocco would LOVE to accompany you!

Visit this organization's web site to see any additional information available about this pet.

Although we do our best to keep our adoptable animals page as current as possible, not all the animals you see may be available .   We get dogs often, so get your application in, and we will do our best to match the best dog to you and your circumstances.


About Front Range German Shepherd Rescue

Our Adoption Process...

Adoption application
How Our Adoption Process Works

Our entire adoption process typically takes no more than 2-4 weeks from your submitting the application until you have a dog in your home. We rely solely on volunteers to place our dogs. Our volunteers have busy lives with their own families, jobs, school, pets, etc., so your patience as we work through this process is greatly appreciated. We DO NOT discuss individual dogs with applicants until the adoption process has been completed because there is often more than one applicant interested in a particular dog, and we do not want to promise the same dog to more than one applicant. If you have to have a dog “now”, please consider a dog from a shelter. You can take home a shelter dog the same day.

1. The first step is to submit a completed application. Your application does not obligate you to adopt, nor does accepting an application represent approval of that application. You do not apply to adopt a particular dog. You are applying to adopt “a dog” from us. The more open you are to gender, color and age, the more likely you are to find a dog with us.

2. Next, we call your vet and your references. We are looking for people with a history of good pet care. Ideal applicants have lots of experience working with GSDs or large breed dogs. Even if you haven’t had a large dog before, we are happy to work with you to find a good match, it just may take some time. We want homes that accept that they are rescuing a dog and are willing to work with the dog to make him a good citizen. Yes, you will have to do some work.

3. We will schedule a home visit. We aren’t looking for wonderful housekeeping, or fancy living spaces, we are looking at fence height, stability, places where the dog can get hurt, including anything stacked near the fence the dog could climb on to get out, etc

4. We will put you in contact with the dog’s foster parents. Once you have been approved to adopt from us we will contact you about suitable dogs and put you in contact with the foster parents. Since the foster parents know the dog the best, they are a key part of the process in determining which home and family is best suited for their foster dog.

We get dogs into rescue on a regular basis and they are placed with previously approved adopters who have been waiting for their forever dog. It is best not to focus on any specific dog until you have been approved. We welcome your interest in a dog that may steal your heart but please remember that the dogs posted on our site today will most likely go to homes of applicants that applied weeks ago. This isn’t always the case, but it happens often. We are not “first-come, first-served” but rather we match the needs of the dog with the handling ability and lifestyle of the family. Once dogs are available, we work with our current, approved applications until we find the right family for the dog. Once you are ready to adopt, we will give you all the information we have on the dogs for which you may be a good match.