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Rescue Group: Northeastern Boxer Rescue
|Size:||Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)||Sex:||Male|
05/16/10: Professor Rocko Can Teach Us All A Thing Or Two
Professor Rocko has not had much luck with the previous caretakers in his life. His most recent family (they had him for two years) was moving out of state and could not bring “The Professor” along. Their new residence would not allow dogs over 35 lbs. so they told their children that Rocko was going to “a friends home” till they got settled. Poor kids. Poor Rocko.
The people said they tried to find Rocko a new home for a month without success. When they called us they said they were moving in 3 days and they would have to drop him off at their local pound if we could not help them; a definite death sentence for an older dog.
We had no idea where we were going to put him but we could not stand the thought of leaving this wonderful senior boy in this situation; so we picked him up. We are very grateful to the people who agreed to foster him at a moments notice.
When we picked up Rocko he was covered with fleas and came with no medical history. We immediately took him to a vet where they gave him a full examination, Rabies vaccine, heartworm/lyme test, and medication to kill the fleas. The poor boy. We were told by his previous owners that he had two large lumps on his hind legs but when we got him we discovered that he also had lumps on his head, multiple spots on his legs, and other various places on his body. We will have the vet take a closer look at him in the near future. We suspect that the doctor will want to aspirate some of the lumps but we want him to settle in a bit first.
His foster home tells us Professor Rocko is wonderful……“He is such a DOLL. He has never had an accident, and he gets along with everything and everyone.” Nothing we don’t already know because SENIORS ARE THE BEST!!!
Sweet wonderful Rocko has been handed some tough breaks in life, yet he remains positive and continues to make the best of things…..a good life lesson for us all.
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You can send a check directly to: Northeastern Boxer Rescue
P.O. Box 95 Sunderland MA 01375. or use PayPal
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