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> Rocky - Cracking 9/10 Year Old Medium Crossbreed, In foster in Caerphilly for Hope Rescue
Bunter1
post 17th Jan 2012, 3:43 pm
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Rocky is a 9/10 year old Crossbreed and is currently on foster in Caerphilly.

The Rocky Fact File
Dog status: Very good
Cat status: Best rehomed without cats
Child status: Could be rehomed with children aged 8 years plus who are used to dogs
House training: Perfect
Home alone: Has been left for a couple of hours and been happy. Not suitable for full time worker as he does love people and company.
Basic training: Knows sit and off, good recall and walks nicely on the lead with harness. Bright and eager to please.

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Rocky is an easy dog to look after and an easy dog to love. Adaptable, friendly, charming and full of character he would settle in well to many types of home.

Rocky is good with other dogs and could be rehomed into an existing pack or as a single dog. With his foster home he has been living with two canine companions and also met dogs on walks and has been fine with all of them. However, while not meaning to, he could cause trouble as in the park he is the dog likely to steal another dog’s ball!

He has not been living in foster with cats but has shown a lot of excitement and interest when he sees them out on walks so he would be best rehomed without feline company.

Rocky loves people and has been friendly and charming with everyone he has met. He has been assessed in an adult only foster home so has not been living with children. However, due to his sunny, laid back personality we feel he may be able to live with children over the age of 8 years following successful meetings with them.

Rocky already knows some of the basic commands and has been introduced to clicker training by his foster carer and is bright and eager to please. He walks nicely on the lead when he is walked on a harness and has shown he has good recall so far although this has not been tested with high level distractions as his foster home have understandably been careful.

Rocky adores people and there is a risk he could become a little clingy. He has been through the stress of coming in to rescue and although he has settled well in his foster home there will naturally be another upheavel and change when he moves to his forever home. There is a risk he could become clingy with a new owner and care willl have to be taken to gradually leave him alone and not allow him to become too over dependent. Rocky can open doors to be back with the humans he is bonded with and will need a secure home and garden. He will not be rehomed with full time workers but would suit a part time worker or someone who is home for the best part of the day.

Despite his age, he is still fit, lively and playful. He needs a reasonable walk once a day and perhaps just a quick last thing at night walk. You can take him pretty much anywhere with no problems as he is well socialised. He showed some upset when travelling at first but this is much improved now he has realised going in the car usually equals a fun new walk to explore.

He may have been fed a lot of human food in the past and was trying a bit of a hunger strike when he first arrive in our care. However, with a good quality kibble and some wet food mixed in he is now eating well.

All Hope Rescue dogs vaccinated, wormed, flea treated and microchipped prior to rehoming. A homecheck will be required, and you will need to come and meet the dog with your own dogs and family.

For more information and a pre homing interest form to complete please email Heather at dogs@hoperescue.org.uk
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post 17th Jan 2012, 3:46 pm
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Here are some more photos of the lovely Rocky wub.gif

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He is a lovely boy and has slotted in really well. Him and Bella my border collie play together and share a crate when travelling.

Despite being an older boy, he doesn't show it. He loves going for a run and playing. He will also settle nicely when you just need him to chill though.
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post 17th Jan 2012, 3:54 pm
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This dog looks and sounds like a diamond!
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post 21st Jan 2012, 1:45 pm
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Rocky has continued to be a little star wub.gif

He is now much more relaxed and less clingy after settling in and now feeling secure. He sleeps downstairs in a crate all night without a peep angel.gif

On one of our walks there was a group of 21 dogs at one point ohmy.gif He was such a good boy with all of them smile.gif He is particularly fond of Bella, my border collie wub.gif When first let off the lead they both run full pelt, rubbing alongside each other and making lovely grrring noises at each other.

He is undemanding. Will play, have a cuddle, go for a walk with great glee, but also just chill and sleep when you need him to ok.gif
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post 21st Jan 2012, 8:35 pm
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Rocky looks so much like my old dog "Tyke", who has been such a wonderful companion. Goodness knows what is in the mix - collie, spaniel, terrier, lab, but it seems to gel really well.

Can't believe that someone would leave a dog like this in the pound. sad.gif
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post 23rd Jan 2012, 12:35 pm
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Rocky has clearly lived with other dogs before smile.gif. He has just climbed in the same bed as Bella. Bella is not quite sure, bless her, but hasn't got out of the bed wub.gif
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post 29th Jan 2012, 3:39 pm
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Rocky is still looking for his forever sofa wub.gif

I have been away for the weekend and he has been a good boy for OH angel.gif
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post 4th Feb 2012, 12:35 pm
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Just been to agility and Rocky came along too smile.gif

Rocky was a very good boy wub.gif He did a little bit of jumping, tunnel, dog walk and A frame. He was as good as gold, bless him. Met loads of dogs and people. Was fab with all of them angel.gif
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post 5th Feb 2012, 11:30 am
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The longer Rocky is with me, the more I wonder about how he ended up in the pound sad.gif He is a delightful little boy wub.gif Likes all people and other dogs, not bothered about bikes, joggers or traffic, loves to play, gives good snogs and makes us laugh every day!

He is no trouble and the best behaved of the three dogs that are currently residing here lol.gif
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post 6th Feb 2012, 6:17 pm
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Rocky ooo.gif

... has a very soft, strokable coat, really silky wub.gif
... fits perfectly on your lap, where he likes to be wub.gif
... gives lovely kisses if he feels you might like some wub.gif
... smells sweet wub.gif
... is courteous and respectful when he meets you, and sits nicely, waiting for attention wub.gif
... happily shares treats with other dogs wub.gif
... loves attention wub.gif
... loves to play with toys wub.gif
... makes the cutest sounds all the time. You could certainly go through the day having little 'chats' with him, as he's so vocal and responsive.
... is in lovely physical shape. He is well muscled, and agile. You'd never guess he was 9 years old, except for the white fur around his eyes.
... is very sweet and playful with the young collie girl he is living with. So if you are thining he won't be a good companion to your younger dog, think again.

Every home should have a Rocky angel.gif

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post 12th Feb 2012, 10:36 pm
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Lovely Rocky is still looking for his forever sofa wub.gif

He enjoyed agility again this weekend smile.gif
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post 14th Feb 2012, 5:49 am
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post 29th Feb 2012, 9:59 pm
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post 1st Mar 2012, 9:54 pm
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Very sadly for Rocky, his foster brother didn't like him, so he's now in foster in Caerphilly.

Poor Rocky didn't do anything wrong and we are very sad not to have this cuddly, happy, funny boy in the house any more sad.gif Well, all of us apart from Taff that is rolleyes.gif

Rocky has been on walks where we have been in among up to 21 dogs at any one time and he has been fine smile.gif He would very much like a forever sofa to cuddle up to his special people on wub.gif
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post 25th Apr 2012, 5:45 am
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Hi
Is rocky still looking for a forever home ? My inlaws are very interested in seeing him . Please can you ring them on 01793 635570 if he is still available. Many Thanks Mandy .
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