ROCCO – 11518
Safe - 11-9-2017 Manhattan
Hello, my name is Rocco. My animal id is #11518. I am a desexed male brown dog at the Manhattan Animal Care Center. The shelter thinks I am about 2 years old.
I came into the shelter as a owner surrender on 02-Nov-2017, with the surrender reason stated as animal health – will need ongoing vet care.
d at risk due to stress and anxiety seen in care center, whining and crying in kennel and in playgroup. he seems overwhelmed in care center and we recommend Rocco go to an experienced home. Rocco also has a mass on his face that will require monitoring/further work up if conditions worsens.
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
A volunteer writes: I first met Rocco as he was chilling and getting some love from staff, and I knew I needed to meet his handsome, sweet dog. Meet him I did, and he’s a gem! He’s a cuddle dog, a gentle kisser, a tail wagger, and a tug player. Gentle is the key word with him, and I fell in love. Surrendered by his family as they can’t afford vet care, we’re told Rocco lived with 2 adults and children ages 5,9, and 12 with whom he was friendly and playful. Rocco doesn’t guard his toys or food, is “very housebroken” (check), loves toys (check), slept on the foot of the bed on a blanket, and chases cats. I loved cuddling with him as he wagged his tail, he puts his head in my lap for petting, his eyes sparkle as his tail wags. I had several toys in the yard with us, and he picked his favorite which he brought to me to play tug. I loved that he had his favorite to the exclusion of all the others. Rocco has a mass on the side of his face which will need to be checked by a vet. It doesn’t seem to bother him, and certainly doesn’t detract from his handsome good looks. Our vets have lanced it, but it does need further checking. He’s such a good dog, I’m hoping he finds the home he deserves and the care he requires. A proven family dog, he needs a kitty-free home and lots of love. Another volunteer writes: Could we possibly love this dog any more? I don’t think so. Always friendly, always happy to meet new people, always ready to enjoy a hug and a kiss, he’s delighted to be out for a walk and the chance to use ‘the facilities’. We stopped at my favorite stoop for a bit of snuggle time, and Rocco was happy giving gentle kisses, leaning his head into my chest for better closeness and ignoring two men arguing heatedly about the election just a few feet from us. His friendly energy and loving spirit has won him accolades from everyone he’s met, and now he’s just waiting to meet you, his new love. Ask for him today.
My medical notes are…
Weight: 62 lbs
Details on my behavior are…
Behavior Condition: 1. Green
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