Hi! My name is Rocky. I was surrendered to a shelter on 5/15 by
my owner due to lack of time to adequately care for me. My owner had me
since was a puppy and said I am fearful around new people and do best
with female dogs. I was very afraid at the shelter, but it was very
crowded and there was a lot going on. I warmed up to the staff and they
fell in love with me which is why they contacted NECPV to find a place
where I would be happier.
I am being fostered with a family with kids and a male dog and wasn't
fearful even when I first arrived but the area wasn't closed in so that
might have helped. They said I did great the first day I arrived and have
been getting along with their male dog. He is an easy going guy in
general though. I've mostly been ignoring their cats. I'm good in a
crate. By day number two, I was already very happy when any of my new
foster family would come into the room. I like to jump up and lick them
and am quite exuberant. I love to play and mostly play by myself. I like
to run around with a toy in my mouth. I let the family take the toy from
me though when they want it and let them touch my feet, ears, etc. when
they want to. I love belly rubs!
Once you meet me and I warm up to you, I think you will fall in love
with me too. I am being fostered in Reston, Va.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
|No females currently available.
The following dogs are listed as a courtesy and have not been evaluated by
a member of NECPV.
This page was last updated on October 26, 2014
The story behind this dog is that it is believed to be dropped off along the road I live on,
which is a favorite place for dogs, puppies, cats and kittens to be abandoned on.
He was seen hanging around one area for at least 5 days with no one in the area ever
seeing this dog before. My husband and I are softies and took him in. He is a very social
dog and likes to be with people. He doesn't appear to have been abused, not shy around
fast movements or noises. Can be touched all over, head, ears, body, tail, belly and can
look in his mouth with no problem. He is used to being tied and will walk on a leash
without pulling although he doesn't know how to heel. Knows how to sit, give you his paw,
and seems to understand the word no. Doesn't bother with the animals on the farm (horses,
cows, chickens, or goats) but LOVES to chase the cats. Will zero in on them from any
distance and off he goes with tunnel vision and no recall. Gets along with my
non-aggressive ACD and he doesn't seem to be very aggressive either.
Does seem to have some separation anxiety though and will bark when left alone.
I have no idea if he is house trained since he has to stay in a stall in the barn away
from the cats.
He is being fostered in Kittanning, PA.
Please contact Laura Sue Stewart by email at email@example.com or by phone at
724-545-9322 for more information.
Truman is a 5 year old elkhound who was adopted 4 years ago from another rescue group. He didn't have very good manners and it took us quite some time to socialize him with our other dog. He has always struggled with some anxiety issues but is very jealous of other dogs, cats and has major anxiety around strangers. We've worked with Truman as much as we can through exercise, medication from our vet and what training we can provide but with my husband working 2 jobs and homeschooling 3 children we are tapped. He is such a loveable dog-he gets along great with our children and one or two of my son's friends that are frequent visitors but barks non-stop (for hours if we let him) if anyone else is in the house. At this point his barking and anxiety is preventing us from having anyone in the house without boarding him.
Truman really is a big baby and loves attention, snuggling, treats, runs along your bike (our favorite for running out his nervous energy), hikes and being chased around the yard. He would do best in a family where he's a one and only. If not for this anxiety and stranger problem, we would not be letting him go but at this point we do not have any alternative.
He is up to date on all vaccines, neutered and healthy. He is a larger Elkhound, approximately 70 lbs. He is located in Thurmont, MD.
Please contact Valerie Morroni 240-215-7059 for more information.