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My name is
Rocco - loyal companion!!

Posted over 8 years ago | Updated 1 week ago

My basic info

Boxer/American Pit Bull Terrier
Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg) (when grown)
Pet ID

My details

Checkmark in teal circle Good with dogs
Checkmark in teal circle Good with cats
Checkmark in teal circle Spayed / Neutered
Checkmark in teal circle Housetrained

My story

Here's what the humans have to say about me:

Sweet Rocco had been living at a local land fill for over a month! He was terrified and would run away when people tried to help him - no one could catch him. We borrowed a live trap, and within two days the little guy was caught. Rocco is safe here with us, and he has come along way since the day we rescued him a number of years ago. Rocco has generalized fear and anxiety which will show as "aggression" if not handled properly. He has met new people and dogs and is gaining confidence, but he still needs slow introductions to new dogs, and when strangers visit the house he must be slowly introduced in a positive way. Rocco is a petite little guy (around 45-50 ponds) who is house trained and loves to "go with" on any excursion. He listens well, loves to play with squeaky toys, and has completed his basic obedience training class. During vet visits he wears his muzzle and does best with minimal restraint. Rocco has really bonded with us, and it appears as though he has some separation anxiety - his family is the most precious thing in his life - more important than food, water or comfort. Rocco does not want to be, and he currently cannot be, left alone - he has climbed six foot tall fences to find us. We have worked with a professional trainer, Casey McGee of Upward Hound Dog Training, on his anxiety issues and he has responded well, but he will require additional time and training. Rocco can improve significantly with proper training and medication, but he needs understanding, compassion, patience and trust. Rocco would do best in a quiet home with a family who will be dedicated to working with our trainer who will guide them through a program to help Rocco. Rescued Tails will cover the training costs for the adoptive home. Please contact us if you would like to learn more about this very special dog. You will never find a more loyal companion than Rocco.

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February 21, 2024, 10:37 am
Rescued Tails Animal Sanctuary

Contact info

Pet ID
W 9380 Co. Hwy B, Shell Lake, WI 54871

Their adoption process

Additional adoption info

Welcoming a pet into your home is a commitment of time, patience, money and love. You should think very carefully and do your research before adopting any animal. Rescued Tails Animal Sanctuary spays / neuters all companion animals before adoption. All animals are vaccinated, dewormed, heartworm tested (dogs), feline leukemia tested and microchipped. If you find an animal that you are interested in on our web site please call, or e-mail us, and we will gladly tell you more about that special animal. Our experienced volunteers will help you select a companion animal that will fit your personality and lifestyle. We want you to experience a rewarding, lifetime relationship with your new companion. If you find a furry friend you wish to adopt you will fill out an adoption application and then a home visit will be set up. At the time of adoption you will fill out an adoption contract and pay the adoption donation.

Go meet their pets

Some of our pets live at our sanctuary in Shell Lake, WI, and others are fostered in homes in the Twin Cities, MN area. We do adoptions days at least once a month. We can make arrangements for you to meet any of our pets on an appointment basis.

More about this rescue

Rescued Tails is a small group of volunteers who believes that every life is valuable, and that every healthy or treatable animal is worth saving. We have an affinity for those animals whose chances of being rescued from impounds or kill-shelters are minimized due to breed, age, temperament and/or color. We provide training or seek medical treatment when applicable to ensure that every one of our animals gets a chance at a new beginning.