You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.
Rocco is a beautiful super friendly Rottweiler surrendered by his owner in Puerto Rico due to a divorce. He is 5 years old and is a handsome, and grateful dog. He loves people. Rocco is dog social and was disinterested in the cat at the vet's office, but has not lived with them.
Rocco has a condition known as EPI (https://www.whole-dog-journal.com/issues/12_3/features/Exocrine-Pancreatic-Insuffinciency-in-Dogs_16109-1.html) and will be on a special diet and require supplements for an extended period of time. Possibly his whole life. EPI is a form of mal-absorption which makes the dog appear emaciated and behave like he's starving.
Rocco has been receiving treatment for this for almost a month and has improved. The condition may or may not ever resolve.
Because he believes he's always starving (despite 6-9 cups of food a day), he will resource guard something he considers "his". Usually it's what he steals. (i.e. a sock. a bag of SmartFood. a bully stick). The adopter needs to understand how to redirect and/or trade for inappropriate items. Other times, he's fine with your taking things from him (a potholder. a can from the recycling. an empty yogurt container). Because of this, absolutely NO children.
Rocco is completely dog social with dogs of all sizes. He is crate trained, house trained, and knows a few commands (in Spanish). He sleeps through the night, and loves car rides.
Rocco's adoption fee is waived for the right family. We are looking for the best situation for him. Experience with this type of medical issue is desired.
Please visit our web site at 4theloveofdog.org for all adoption information
Shelter Name: For the Love of Dog – Rottweiler Rescue
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