Rocco is a very sweet boy! He is mellow (laid back), and loves to relax on the couch. He
was neutered the end of October, prior to that he had a couple incidents of “marking”
inside. He does awesome with dogs, cats, and kids. He will do great in the crate, and not
complain. I have left him home alone, uncrated for 4-5 hours at a time with no issues. He
loves being outside, for fresh air. I take him out to do his business and he will just lay on
the ground and roll around, or watch the birds. He will need a little work on
manners/obedience as I do not believe his owner did any training with him. I think his
previous owner, was abusive to him so Rocco will take some time to warm up to a person,
and learn to trust. Along with that Rocco, due to being abused is not a fan of the car. If
I put him in there, he does ok but again with time I think he can work past that.
Breed: Boxer – mix
Age: 2-3 years
HW Status: Positive – Finished all his treatments for HW.
Tail: Yes – not docked
Good with dogs: He is very good with other dogs. He was with 2 males and
2 females and never had any issues.
Good with cats: Great with current foster home cat
Good with children: Great with neighbor kids, they love to say hello and
pet him when they see him. He is patient, sits there and lets them pet him,
doesn’t jump up and lick
Energy Level scale 1-9 (sleepy –energetic): 5, hard to say fully due to
keeping calm w/HW treatment
Intelligence scale 1-9 (silly-genius): 6
Friendliness scale 1-9 (aggressive-affectionate): 7 – Takes a bit to warm up,
but is super sweet and calm
Playfulness scale 1-9 (not playful-very playful): 3 Have not seen this side of
Disposition scale 1-9 (anxious-calm): 7 – calm
Must be in a home that has the following: Love, patience and gentleness!
Is a fence necessary or is leashed exercise sufficient?: I think a fence
would be great, but leashed would work too. If he had some off leash areas
to run and play in on occasion.
Medical issues: His wounds are healing nicely, will have some scars but
looks to be in great shape!
Needs work on: Manners/obedience. He does not know basic commands
like sit/come, etc.