Meet Rocky! – Adopted - DRR Alumni
Rocky is searching for a forever home!
Weight: 46 lbs
Age: Young (1-3 yrs)
Hi my name is Rocky. AKA Rocky-Roo. I am a 46 pound, 1 year old Poodle Mix.
My foster mom says I am super handsome and have the best hair! (I think she means fur.). This is my first time to live in a house with a family. I also have a foster-fur-sister, but I am used to having lots of fur brothers and sisters so that’s nothing new. One of my absolute favorite things about this house, besides the regular meals and baths, is probably the furniture. I love it! I feel much more comfortable with all the petting and talking from these tall humans when I am on the sofa or the bed. If I have to be low to the ground then I prefer a corner or maybe under the table.....because everyone is just so dang tall! Plus I feel safe when I can see all my surroundings. Speaking of surroundings, these yards are HUGE. I think I would be totally fine in a small yard. Things like blowing leaves and cars passing by can be startling, but I am very brave about not hiding in the back yard anymore, and I follow my foster sister back into the house after our outside time.
Did I mention I can pop a tennis ball with one chomp? It’s a real talent, and I don’t know what else you are supposed to do with those round bouncy things anyway. Why is my fur sister always chasing them? Don’t tell my foster sister, but I have a secret stash of her favorite balls and a few other random things hidden in a secret spot in the backyard. I don’t mind her (foster sister)at all, and sometimes she shows me how to do things the family way. Like eat out of a bowl, potty outside, and take treats without worrying it might be poisoned.
I’m not gonna lie, I kind of like those baths. I never stink anymore, and when my mom towel dries me it’s like a spa day massage! She says I still get stinky when I get excited and pee a tiny bit in my crate. I act very nice when I am in my crate, and I always get treats when I go in so it is a win-win. Plus I love to GET OUT of my crate, I like to go from 0 to 60 when she opens the crate door. I don’t know where I am headed, but I am winning the race.
I know my name, but I don’t know why they say it all the time! I definitely don’t go towards the humans when they say Rocky as I am not convinced it’s totally safe. Besides, the humans can pet and love on me all they want when I am on my special spot on the couch and I will just relax and enjoy!
My mom has a leash, but I don’t like it. She says it will be fun to leave the backyard someday; and maybe I mentioned this already, but I am suspicious by nature, so I am not convinced leaving the house or yard is a great idea. When she puts the leash on I try my best to get away from her or I sit down and don’t budge. I weigh a solid 46 lbs, so she doesn’t always win our battles. However, I never ever act ugly to her, even when she wants me to do something new that I really DO NOT want to do.
I like my human foster sister, she’s a kindergartner. She’s kind of noisy, and I don’t think she ever sits still, but she gives good kisses and hugs. I think having just one of those around is probably enough. Do they all squeal so loudly??
Overall, I am really liking this family life. Sometimes when my foster mom isn’t watching me I go sit kind of close to her because I am learning that she just can’t resist petting me when she sees me. (It must be my good hair). As long as she isn’t standing up it’s not scary at all. Having a human parent that works from home is super cool, and I think I would like it all the time.
I like it here a lot, but my foster mom wants to help lots of dogs find good homes, (foster dad has a 2 dog limit) and she says I am totally lovable now and I should be looking for some good humans to stay with forever. I will probably be super nervous at a new house, but now that I like people more and kind of understand this fancy family-house life I want to find my forever humans.
Rocky is fully vaccinated, HW-, sterilized and microchipped.
Good With Kids? Yes
Good With Dogs? Yes, All dogs
Good With Cats? Unknown
Energy Level: Average Energy
Potty Trained: Yes
Crate Trained: Yes
Leash Trained: Needs Work
Basic Commands: Needs Work