My Project 365: A Dog A Day
I will select a dog a day to share here.
A dog that is sheltered or fostered in the continental US.
A dog that needs a loving home.
A dog that wants a second chance.
STATUS: AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION AT PHILADELPHIA ACCT
[shelter info at bottom of post]
Meet Rocks!! (A15140665)
Philly ACCT says: Rocks is a 3 year old Staffordshire Terrier mix with a brilliant light-brindle coat and adorable perky ears which seem to have a mind of their own! This big-hearted, jokester of a dog originally came to the shelter as a stray at the end of January, 2012. After his family didn’t come to claim him, he was adopted by a new family! Only to be returned because his new family thought he was just too playful for their small child. Though Rocks sits lower to the ground (a “low-rider”, if you will!), he weighs close to 75 pounds! He has some “junk in the trunk”, as they say, and could probably stand to shed a few pounds as well. He’s strong on the leash, but responds well to correction and isn’t difficult to handle when walking on a harness. Rocks is currently learning his basic manners and commands. He does sometimes like to use his mouth when playing, but does not use teeth! He responds very well to correction and remembers quickly that its not appropriate behavior. He is also learning not to jump up on people in order to get their attention. Because of this, Rocks would do well in a home with a family committed to continuing his basic obedience training. Once he has the basics down, he will be one great family dog! Rocks has no issues with basic or advanced handling and pretty much loves ALL attention! He loves to lean his pot belly pig-shaped body against you for ear scratches. Rocks didn’t show much interest in the cats here at the shelter, but should have another test before going home with any. Rocks LOVES other dogs and is very tolerant of the more pushy/playful dogs! The shelter staff often uses him to test other dogs to see if they are dog-friendly or not. Please bring your resident dogs down to meet him to make sure Rocks is a good fit for your family. Families with children under 13, please bring them down to meet him as well. Rocks would probably do best in a home with older children, as he may knock the smaller ones over unintentionally.
111 W. Hunting Park Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19140
Phone: (267) 385-3800
Adoption Center Hours:
Monday through Friday 1PM – 8PM
Saturday and Sunday 10AM – 5PM