Rocco

Location: South Florida
Age: 2 years
Sex: Male/Neutered
Weight: 30 lbs
Kids: Yes, but only older (ages 10+) dog savvy children
Cats: Unknown
Other Dogs: Possibly, but ONLY female dogs
Available As Of: 07/31/2018
Adoption Fee: $700

Rocco is a handsome 2 year-old, pied Frenchie who was surrendered by his owners when they were no longer able to give him the time and attention that he required. This lack of attention resulted in Rocco having some attitude problems and minor behavioral issues. He has worked through a lot of this in his foster home and is becoming quite the gentleman.

Rocco…aka Rocco Taco…aka Rocket Man…is a higher energy Frenchie. He is a snuggle bug but can also be very active and needs a little more exercise than your typical couch potato. He is a very dominant dog; therefore, he will need a strong alpha to be his leader. He is a jumper and able to jump quite high for this breed. His foster family has been working diligently on getting him to stop the jumping.

He is a fairly healthy dog but he does get itchy and red skin if he is not on grain free food. He is housebroken, knows to ‘sit’ on command, and is leash trained. Despite being leash trained, he does require a fenced yard. He is also crate trained, but prefers not to be crated unless necessary. He is mischievous and will chew on a table leg or two if left by himself so crating is a must when home alone. He LOVES his ‘baby,’ a stuffed bunny, and wants it in his crate with him. He will nurse it around bedtime too.

Rocco needs to have someone who works part-time or works from home. He has spent way too much time in a crate in his short life and having people who are gone all day, every day is not ideal for this little man. He loves to go everywhere with his people and does very well in the car. Rocco needs lots of snuggles and cuddles. He also needs someone who won’t be a pushover or let him bully him/her into getting whatever he wants. He requires firm but kind leadership and a strong personality to match his so he knows he’s not in charge.

He does not recognize social cues from other dogs and will continue to agitate them even after they signal for him to stop. He has toy aggression as well as slight food aggression (nothing major and it doesn’t happen every time) and for these reasons it would be for him to be the only dog in the household. He loves his person/people and can be very demanding when it comes to attention and getting what he wants. He has some anxiety but that seems to be well controlled on CBD oil drops. His previous owners taught him to chew on their hands for attention, but his foster family has worked on this quite a bit so he really only does it now when he gets very excited. It is definitely something that will need ongoing correction in his forever home.

Rocco Taco is such a special little boy! He is so sweet, such a cuddle bug, and flat out adora-bull! He is a fairly high energy pup and has a huge personality. He spent so much of the first part of his life stuck in a crate and he needs a home that understands that slightly naughty boys need love too. An alpha leader brings out the best in this guy and with strong leadership, he flourishes. He loves to be picked up and cradled like a baby. He also loves to burrow under the covers and snuggle all night.

Rocco enjoys walks, as long as it is not too hot outside, and bowls of water filled to the brim. He loves a little ear nibble or two (haha!) but would also love to have an antler of his very own to chew on in his forever home. This boy deserves a forever family who will spoil him just this side of rotten but always remind him of his manners. If you feel you can give Rocco the sort of home he needs and deserves, please apply to adopt him!

  • WE DO NOT SHIP DOGS.
  • APPLICATIONS FROM FLORIDA, OUT-OF-STATE AND CANADA WILL BE CONSIDERED.
  • ALL ADOPTIONS ARE SUBJECT TO A HOME VISIT. 
  • WE REQUIRE THE DOG BE PICKED UP IN PERSON IN THE AREA OF THE STATE SPECIFIED ABOVE. 
  • IF A DOG IS LISTED ON “OUR AVAILABLE DOGS” PAGE AND IT IS POSSIBLE TO SUBMIT AN APPLICATION, THEN THAT FRENCHIE IS STILL AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION. 
  • FOR THE SAFETY OF OUR FOSTER HOMES, WE DO NOT ALLOW MEET AND GREETS PRIOR TO ADOPTION. 
  • PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THAT SOME REGRESSION IN BEHAVIOR AND POTTY HABITS IS TO EXPECTED WHILE A DOG IS ADJUSTING TO A NEW HOME.