Meet Rocky, a 2 year old, 13 pound Dachshund mix. Rocky will have all the ladies swooning with his good looks! He was surrendered to rescue when his owner passed away. It's normal for a dog to be timid due to the change in their environment, but Rocky was immediately a loving pup. He is always right there with you, seeking affection and giving kisses, like he has been yours forever. This may be his way of showing how grateful he is to be in a loving home, but he seems to have come from a caring home. Rocky may be a little apprehensive at first with other dogs and new people, but as soon as he knows it's ok, he likes everyone he meets. He will lay next to you on the couch, cuddle up to you in bed (sometimes under the covers), nap in a dog bed in his foster mom's home office, and hang out in the kitchen. Given the opportunity he will happily sit in your lap and he likes to play with you too. Rocky wants to leave when you make a trip out of the house and is so excited when you return. He would be good with children who treat him well and are gentle with him (anyone who shows him love and attention is his best friend!) He can gnaw and bite during play, not in an aggressive way, but younger children and some people may not like this. He is not good with cats. Rocky is fine with the other dogs in his foster home. He is still fitting in and has only partly joined in on their play, but we're sure he will be all in once he is comfortable. He loves to run around the yard and play chase with you and the other foster dogs and he enjoys exploring outside. He enjoys car rides and outings and does pretty well on a leash. A fenced yard is required to keep him safe as he loves to run around and burn off energy. However, it will need to be a privacy fence as Rocky can scale a chain link quickly and will be out of the yard exploring in no time! He is housebroken, obeys commands, and is well mannered (but he does jump on you and nip at your hands when he's excited). Rocky likes to please his people and will be easy to train. He is extremely smart. We are told that he was able to alert his previous owner when his blood sugar became too high. Rocky will bark if someone comes to the door or if he hears an out-of-the-ordinary sound, but is otherwise quiet. He is up to date on shots, neutered, heartworm negative, and has a lifelong microchip registration. Rocky will make a great companion for just about any family! If you would like to meet him please submit an adoption application for review!
Applicants must live within a 2 hour drive of Pensacola, FL.
Go to our website www.aplaceofhoperescue.com to fill out an adoption application. Filling out the application will start the process.
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