Rocky

Do you have an active lifestyle?  Work from home a bit more or all the time?  Looking for a young dog to take with you on adventures?  Then Rocky may just be your boy!!  This 1 year old boy loves all people, loves other dogs and lives to annoy cats.  Rocky is a huge cuddle monster who, after some good exercise, needs his daily belly rubs.

Rocky’s start in life has not been an easy one.  We are told that he moved families 8 different times before he landed in our foster home.  Each move has made him more insecure so he does suffer from separation anxiety.   While he can stay home in an indestructible crate for a regular workday, this does increase his anxiety and makes it difficult for him to settle in the evening.  His ideal home would be one that has people home a bit more often or that can take him to work with them.  That, along with a couple of good long walks each day, this boy will be very happy.

Rocky came into rescue with severe hip dysplasia but has had surgery to correct this.  He is sometimes a bit unsteady on his legs, but improves every day as he continues to regain muscle strength.  Our surgeon has been very pleased with his progress to date and this shouldn’t stop him at all from enjoying every adventure life has to offer.

Rocky plays well with other dogs and another confident dog in his home to help with his anxiety would be a bonus.  He does like to hoard all the toys and having to share them can make him a bit grumpy.  Rocky currently takes medication for his anxiety, but we are hopeful that once he gets settled in his forever home, he may not need these anymore.

Details

  • Breed: Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Sex: Male
  • Age: 1 yr. 9 mos. old
  • Size: Large
  • Colour: Black/White
  • Spayed/Neutered: Yes
  • Stage: Available

Additional notes

  • Dogs: Yes
  • Cats: Ideally no
  • Kids: Yes
  • Housing Type: Single family home is a must
  • Yard:  Fenced yard not necessary