ROCKY (Courtesy Posting)

I am currently fostering a 4-5 year old Dal boy named Rocky. Animal control called me about him because he was picked up as a stray and had a severely prolapsed rectum. He sat at animal control for 6 days without any medical treatment, and was about to be euthanized because they could not adopt him out in the condition he was in. I decided to help him, so I pulled him out and took him immediately for treatment. Rocky's past abuse included being shot...X-rays showed he has bird shot throughout his body. He recovered quickly from the prolapse and neuter, but took weeks to get over the serious upper respiratory condition he developed while at the shelter. I was not convinced he would make it, but he finally turned the corner and started to improve. He isn't over all the hurdles yet though, because he has tested positive for heartworms. I'm having him treated next week.

Rocky is calm and reserved, though he should probably be in a home with no cats--he has shown an interest in chasing mine for fun! He's very intelligent, very sweet, and very sensitive to verbal correction. He has attached himself to me and always wants to be where I am. He is very affectionate and very calm, and I think he would do really well in a home with older children, or perhaps with retirees who can give him lots of one-on-one attention. He loves to just lie on the couch beside me and be loved. He is not hyper, so I think he would even do alright as an apartment dog, as long as he got several walks a day.

The Dog House Rescue is doing his heartworm treatment, and his adoption fee through them is $110.00. Rocky is currently being fostered outside of Atlanta, GA, but I'm willing to drive him a good distance for the right forever home.

For more information, contact Erika Dillingham at 770-513-2987.

This dog is not being placed through CCDAL...this is a "courtesy" posting.

11/8/03

Email Erika Dillingham at roadie73@netzero.net for more information or to request an application form.

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