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Rocky

Pharaoh Hound, Mix

An adotable dog in Point Richmond, CA

  • Adult
  • Medium
  • Male



Rocky's story is quite sad. His owner had to move into hospice care and to a nursing home last week. It broke his heart to give up his best friend, and he asked his son to care for Rocky. The son was very focused on the father's care and not the dog. Rocky had a difficult week living mostly in his crate in his own waste without much food until the hospice nurse could get the owner to let Rocky go to adoption and his new foster home (where he devoured three helpings of dinner and had an immediate bath.)
Rocky is a very smart, energetic goofball. He is neutered and appears to be a Shepherd/Basenji? mix. He loves playing with the foster family's the other two dogs and kissing people. He is crate trained, leash trained for walks; he can sit and heel, settle and he has good recall. He needs to go to a home with a yard or some place where he will get exercise every day. He loves chase games with other dogs and is quiet vocal in his joy as he plays. He comes from a single dog home and is a bit dominant (humping and food stealing) but not aggressive toward dogs or people. (So other dogs in the home need to be able to set limits with him and be patient with teaching him the lines). The foster family's dogs are socializing him quite well. He has not been observed with children but may be a bit rambunctious for small children - we are currently working on discouraging jumping and are not sure how much of the energy is due to stress from the last week. Milo ID: 19702

Contact Info

 

The Milo Foundation

Point Richmond, CA

Phone: (510) 900-2275

Email: mpr@milofoundation.org

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