Here is what we know about Rocky so far:
Rocky is a calm and non reactive dog who is used to living with children and is very gentle and laid back around them. Given his size we would be happy to consider applications from homes where any resident children are 8+years. Rocky has previously lived with another dog and outside the home appears to be dog friendly. When out on walks he shows a friendly curiosity towards anyone or anything he comes across, whether that be another dog, cat or human. His intentions appear to be that he just wants to quickly say “hi” and then be on his way. Rocky has seen cats when outside the home and again has only shown friendly curiosity. He is currently lodging in a foster home where there is a pet bird, in which he has shown little interest (although he does check regularly at the base of the cage for any dropped bird seed!) When out on walks he does initially pull on his lead but settles down after a while. This means that he will need a physically capable owner to walk him. Rocky’s fosterer is working with Rocky on his lead skills to improve this initial pulling.
Given Rocky’s generally obedient nature combined with the regular walks he is now getting, we are sure that he will learn to walk nicely on lead for the whole of his walk. Height wise Rocky is knee height. Weight wise, Rocky currently has considerable gravitas! As a result he is on a strict diet and exercise regime in order to ensure that his weight is reduced to a healthy level. We would be asking any applicant to commit to continuing with Rocky’s diet and to monitor his weight going forward. Rocky knows some basic commands, sit, paw etc and is happy to comply with his human’s instructions, particularly if there’s a treat as a reward, which he will take very gently. He likes toys, is gentle with them and will carry them around without destroying them. He is house trained and generally non destructive in the home.
To adopt Rocky, please complete our adoption application form. We welcome applications from across Lancashire but unfortunately we are unable to consider applications from further afield. Homeless Hounds cannot rehome dogs to families with children under the age of 5. Home check and adoption donation applies.