Medical hold update: Rocky has to have an additional orthopedic surgery scheduled for 11/09/20 so will be available for adoption after his surgery rehab. Rocky loves other dogs and will be looking for a forever home with a dog buddy once he has completed his rehab.
Foster update: For so long I’ve been searching for a guy who will adoringly gaze into my eyes with love and I’ve finally found one…Rocky! Ok…so he’s a canine guy instead of a human guy but that’s why he’s such a sweetheart so I’m totally honored to be fostering him!
Rocky is recovering nicely from his 08/03/20 orthopedic surgery. He will be relieved to not have to wear the cone even though the new comfy cone that we got him is so much better than the plastic cone! Right now his activity is limited to 5 to 10 minute walks around the yard every few hours but in another week or two he should be ready to start some swimming therapy.
Rocky has a very sweet and mellow personality. He loves belly rubs, kisses, and lounging around on the couch with his head in my lap. He really does love to look into my eyes while being petted or brushed. He usually seems very relaxed but I suspect that he will become more playful as his activity restrictions are lifted. In typical Lab fashion he’s definitely a foodie. He enthusiastically devours his kibble in less than 2 minutes. He also loves pepperoni flavored dog treats, yogurt, and puppuccinos, but hates peanut butter and pig’s ears. Thanks for following Rocky's progress.
Intake: Rocky was found as a stray who had been hit by a car. He appears to have something going on with one of his back legs. One of our vets is seeing to him now. While in his previous foster home, prior to Lab Rescuers, he was reported to be a total sweetheart. He was fostered with many other dogs and chickens and had zero problems with any of them. Which leads us to believe that he may be okay with cats. He rides great in the car. He lovingly puts his head in your lap for affection. He is polite and does not jump up on you. He is not bad on leash but will pull a bit to meet a new friend. He met a little female puppy, he was all tag wags when he approached her, she growled, and he politely turned away and moved on. He is a beautiful happy boy in great spirits despite his injuries. Rocky needs time with our medical team before we can consider potential families for him. Please check back with us and look for updates as we learn more about Rocky and his needs