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My name is Rocco!
Facts about 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:
Online photo album:
- Third Sunday of Every Month: Adoption Event at Petco, 4820 S. Baldwin Rd, Lake Orion/Auburn Hills. From noon to 4 p.m., come meet adoptable dogs, cats, puppies and kittens (as available). A selection of adoptable cats and kittens live at the store full-time and you can see them any time the store is open: Monday-Saturday 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Sundays 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Adoption event dates for 2013: July 21, August 18, September 15, October 20, November 17 and December 15.
- Strut Your Mutt: Paws for Life is raising money through Best Friends' annual Strut Across America virtual dog walk. For $10, supporters can join our team and become part of the PFL Strut Your Mutt dog pack. Each participant gets a fundraising web page where you can set your target goal, invite friends and family to join your team and share your accomplishments. For more info, to make a donation and/or to join the Paws for Life Strut Your Mutt dog pack, go to http://www.strutyourmutt.org/team/pflrescue.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.