Ruff Ruff! My name is Rocco
|Breed:||American Staffordshire Terrier/Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium) Mix||Color:||Black - With White||Age:||Adult|
|Size:||Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)||Sex:||Male||ID#:||Rocco|
I am already neutered, housetrained, and up to date with shots.
Hi! My name is Rocco. And I just have one question, "how did I get these ears?" OK, two questions, "and how can anyone resist these ears and this face?" I'm a super great dog - just give me a chance! You'll be so glad that you did.
I had a really good start in life and lived with my best buddy and littermate Chaz since we were puppies. Then our owners got a divorce and we were tossed aside. We haven’t been able to find a home together, so we’re looking for a home separately. Chaz has been adopted. I’m living in a boarding kennel and I’m heartbroken. I miss my family. I’m a smart dog. I am crate trained and housetrained. I completed a 6-week training class and know sit, give 5 and lay down (treat or not). I play hard with other dogs and I like to play catch with tennis balls. Chaz and I used to sleep in the bedroom with our people. I love peanut butter Kongs, car rides and walks. I get super excited when you grab my harness. I am playful, active and full of life. I love to run. I am a really good boy and I love people. I like to cuddle on my big pillow doggie bed. When I had a home, I would see my mom get out the blanket, and forget it, Chaz and I were right by her. I hope to find a lifelong, loving home in time for the holidays. I need exercise and someone who will spent time with me and treat me like a treasured member of the family. Adoption fee: $75.
Adoption and Foster Care Application:
- Saturday, May 11: Kids Day in the Park Adoption Event at Clintonwood Park, Clarkston, from 10 am. to 2 p.m. Paws for Life will host a booth with adoptable pets and Spring Scentsy sale. An annual event in Clarkston, there's something for everyone. Activities include kite building, bubbles station, face painting, balloon animals, archery, soccer shoot, bounce houses, car display, fort building, football toss, bowling, bean bag toss, bonfire with smores, Project KidSight vision screening, arts & crafts and more. Concessions will be available for purchase. Clintonwood Park is 120 acres located north of Clarkston Rd and west of Sashabaw Rd.
- Sunday, October 20: Detroit Marathon. Paws for Life is raising money through the Detroit Free Press/Talmer Bank marathon or half-marathon this Fall. Click here for more information. RSVP to email@example.com.
- Sunday, November 17: Las Vegas Rock 'n Roll Marathon. Paws for Life is raising money through the Las Vegas Rock 'n Roll marathon or half-marathon this Fall. Runners and walkers who raise enough money from sponsors and pledges will earn a free trip to Vegas, plus race registration fees covered. Click here for more information. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOTE ABOUT BREED LABELING: Visual breed identification of dogs is unreliable and usually inaccurate. So, for most of our adoptable dogs, we are only guessing at predominant breed or breed mix. We get to know each dog as an individual and will do our best to describe each of our dogs based on personality, not by breed label.
Why is labeling a dog such a big deal? A label will stick with a dog for the rest of its life. A label can mean discrimination, losing its home or even death. Labels are a problem for the dogs when we, as the local experts on animals, allow adopters, politicians and community members to think that the label we assign can predict who that dog is or will be.
Complete the application at the link above or send an email to email@example.com to tell us which pet you're interested in and we'll send you a questionnaire that will help us make the best match for you and your new pet. We then arrange a location, date and time for you to meet some pets. If the meeting goes well and everyone is happy, you begin the mandatory, minimum two-week adjustment period with the pet as part of your family. You will pay the non-refundable adoption fee at the start of the two-week adjustment period. This pending period allows your new dog or cat time to adjust to their new home, new people, new routine, etc., and for you to decide if it's a match and the right pet for you. At the end of two weeks (some people extend the adjustment time as needed and that's fine too), if everyone is happy, then we finalize the adoption. Feel free to email if you have any questions.
Rescue Group Info...
Paws for Life Rescue and Adoption is a 501c3 non-profit animal welfare organization, run by hard-working dedicated volunteers who rescue homeless, neglected, abused and abandoned dogs, cats, puppies and kittens. We use a network of loving foster care homes where animals stay until their forever homes find them.
Our mission is to speak for those who cannot speak for themselves. We believe in matching animals and families to find the right fit for everyone. We promise to exhaust all efforts to place adoptable pets in lifelong, loving homes. Our goal is to find the best home possible for the homeless pets in our care.
We host adoption events the fourth Sunday of every month from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at K9 Cuisine N More, 55220 Van Dyke at 25 Mile Rd., Shelby Township.
Sunday, August 19: Paws in the Park, Independence Oaks County Park, Lakeview Pavilion, 9501 Sashabaw Rd, Clarkston, from noon to 4 p.m. Register at http://pflrescue.eventbrite.com/.
Adoption fee for cats: $60 (includes testing, age-appropriate vaccinations, deworming and spay/neuter)
Adoption fee for kittens: (6 months and younger): $100 (includes testing, age-appropriate vaccinations, deworming and spay/neuter)
Adoption fee for dogs: $75 (includes testing, age-appropriate vaccinations, deworming and spay/neuter)
Adoption fee for puppies: (6 months and younger): $100 (includes testing, age-appropriate vaccinations, deworming and spay/neuter)
Adoption fee discounts apply for adopting a pair. Most dogs and puppies are also microchipped.
Apply online: https://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?formkey=dDFIYXdMYUdlVXEwT0l4cGpOM2lhSHc6MQ