May I introduce Rockie who is 10 years old and so desperately needs a home of his own!
We were asked to assess Rockie as there was now a baby in the house that was starting to crawl. Why their concern; because they had never bothered to socialise their dog. In fact they never walked Rockie either, and when the volunteer asked if he could take him out on a walk, they could not even find a collar or lead!
Rockie had been in this home since a pup and had not been vaccinated or neutered. He had spent his life on cheap supermarket food. Toys were plastic bottles or stones. We insisted on a vet check which the owner did do, and the vet said she was pleasantly surprised with his condition considering.
Rockie came into our kennels in Bristol where they have struggled to keep weight on him. He can be grumpy when being handled, but would imagine a lot of this is due to having been part of the furniture in the past.
Rockie tried a spell in foster with a calm bitch. All went well at first but he quickly decided that he wanted all the attention and started to bully her. He will need to be the only dog.
He was then adopted, but despite being told about his behaviour and that things would need to be taken slowly, he would over bond and become protective, all of this was ignored and he bit a gardener who was picking up branches. I guess he thought he was stealing something but should never have been put in that situation.
Rockie has now been in kennels for months and so wants a home and people of his own. We would not rehome him with children or other dogs. This lad just needs a quiet home with not much through traffic where he can be spoiled and at the same time, given his own space. He will love his people but will be protective of them, so his adopters need to understand his past and where he is coming from so he is not put in situations of meeting people unless muzzled.
“Hello. My name is Rockie. I have been looking for my own forever home for 923 days. Yes. You read that right nine hundred and twenty three days. I’m an independent sort. I do like a cuddle but only sometimes as I love my bed even more. Oh and sniffing. I LOVE sniffing. I can be protective and don’t like it if someone walks into my garden unannounced but no one at kennels has ever had any problems with me – I’m super easy to take out for a little walk. Don’t let my age fool you, I will still pull.
I really want to be an only dog. I’m getting older now and I just want my own home. Is that too much to ask?!”
This poor lad has had a crap life and deserves to enjoy his last years in a home that deserve him!
- Cornwall - KENNELS
- 10 years
- Good with children:
- Good with other dogs:
- Careful introduction
- Good with cats: