Rock is 7 years old and about 45 pounds. He is not a big boy. In his short 7 years of life, he developed a tumor on his leg. Instead of having it taken care of, his owners brought him to the shelter, stating that they wanted him "disposed" of. We weren't going to let that happen and we took him into rescue. Rock has since had to have his leg removed. The tumor was growing at a rapid pace, and the biopsy showed squamous cell cancer. Because it was not taken care of when it first appeared, our vet feels the chances that it spread elsewhere is likely. It is now a waiting game, as we watch to see where it will show up next. We don't know how long Rock has, but we know he is more than likely hospice and a hospice home is needed for him. He gets along with all people and seems to like small dogs. Because he was so emaciated, we can only guess that he had gone without food for a long time, and he now has resource guarding issues - it will take some time for him to adjust to the fact that he no longer has to fight for scraps. He will need to be fed separately and at scheduled feeding times with no free range feeding including treats. It is recommended that he not be placed with children who will hand food or take food from him. Rock is very smart, he learns quickly, and he is a good boy who just needs a loving home to spend however much time he has left in. If you would like to give that home to Rock, please put your application in here: http://www.rescuedogsrocknyc.org
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