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Rocco went home this afternoon which made us feel really great. He has found a family that wil love him and care for him.  Rocco proved to be one of the best dogs we ever had. He has a personality and a sense of humor. His antics and his gentleness really endeared him to us and we were happy for him on this... his going home day!



Rocco came to us from a local young family who was forced to give him up for economic reasons.  Rocco was their pride and joy and surely a member of their family. Giving him up was emotional, but best for him based on their situation.

Rocco is a 6 year old large male Black and Tan GSD. He is neutered, HW negative, has all his shots, chipped and great with cats and dogs, kids and people. He also has a perfectly lovely temperament.  Rocco weighs in at about 90# but is truly numble and in great shape. He is in excellent health.  He did have an ear infection as a pup and has one ear flopped as shown in the photos.  Rocco is calm and basically wants to be with you and by your side.  He does play keep away with a ball or frisbee and needs specific training to come when called. He knows basic commands and he is crate trained, house broken and a pleasure to have around.  

Rocco joined our pack yesterday 2/21/12, and he is adatping to the change very well. He misses his first family but will integrate into your family within a day or so. He craves attention and deserves the best of care and a loving home. We do believe that he is fixated on water because he just loves to chase the spray and have water squirted in his mouth from the hose.  He has not been tested for swimming as yet. Rocco walks fairly well on the leash but again needs some basic training to get his attention.  He does not pull, but is interested in everything and therefore needs to be taught to heal.  Because he was in a household with a 3 year old child from the time he was 8 weeks old, as well as other smaller and young children, he is extremely gentile and affectionate with kids.  They also had a few cats and he accepts them instantly.  He likes car rides and quickly jumps into our truck to go 'where ever'. He likes to ride!

If you would like to meet Rocco and make him yours, please call us at 941 575 0243 to set up an appointment.