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Rocky: 10-yr-old male black Lab 75 pounds neutered

Background: Rocky was surrendered as his family recently moved and they were not able to keep him at their new apartment.

What Rocky’s owners said: We are not able to care for Rocky given our new/current apartment circumstances and very long work hours. Our family has had Rocky for three years, as we adopted him from a rescue in New Mexico. He has been around all ages of kids, many dogs and even cats. He loves them all. Rocky is house-broken and was crate-trained in the past – although we have not been crating him. Rocky sleeps and hangs out wherever he wants to. Rocky loves his walks and is currently getting 2-3 15-minute walks each day – we suspect he could walk much longer [Can you say “Energizer Bunny”?]. He loves to ride in the car, likes to swim, and is a pretty darn good fetcher. Rocky also has some nice recall. He is pretty proficient at “sit”, “stay”, and “come”.

What Rocky’s Rescue Rep says: One fabulous family dog. Would be a great dog for a family with kids… and/or another dog… and/or a cat that gets along with dogs. He is just one happy-go-lucky boy that has a lovely energy level. Pulls a little on leash, but not bad. Wonderfully playful… although you better watch your fingers when you give him a treat.

Medical Information: Neutered, microchipped, and current on Rabies and distemper vax. Our vet did find that Rocky has heartworm, so we’ve begun the meds and protocol to eliminate the heartworms – we expect a full recovery. His previous owner did state that Rocky had a seizure every 3-4 months… that lasts a few minutes… but Rocky is not on any anti-seizure meds due to the infrequency of the seizures. His hearing might be a bit diminished too… and he’s a few pounds overweight.

Rocky is located in: Novato.

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