Rocky Rocket (Rocky)

BC Dog - Greyhound - 1 to 4 - Male
On Hold Large Up-to-date with routine shotsPrefers No CatsyesDogsyesKids

Rocky, a red brindle male, is approximately 2 years old, surrendered by his owners who want him to have a nice home where his people can spend more time with him. They had him for a year and after he recovered from his broken paw, he didn’t want to live outside anymore and raised quite a ruckus during their absence at work.

He was a bit bewildered during the car ride, but settled intermittently, keeping watch on the outside sights as well as his female riding companion – who was not at all interested in this handsome boy!

A stop at the vet to get his vaccines, a wellness exam (excellent health report) and micro-chip, where he was very well behaved enjoying the extra attention. He will have his neuter surgery very soon and after a recovery period will be available for adoption.

Arriving at foster’s, meeting another Greyhound and walking along the beach, or trying to….what a magnificent sight, two blacks along side a red brindle; people stopping, taking photos, asking all about the dogs. He was spinning around trying to take in all the new sights and smells.

Back at foster dad’s, after checking out all the rooms, he hopped up on the bed with his new female friend and posed for some greyt photos!

Rocky is good with other dogs, young children and teenagers. Not sure about cats.

Update August 16th, 2019

Rocky is a delicate little guy, weighing in at 68 lbs. and needs to go out more often than the resident Greyhound….so he has had a couple of accidents in the house. Foster will be adjusting the routine to try and avoid any further accidents.

They started on separation testing today, left alone for only 5 minutes but after some initial whining, he settled down and waited by the door.Rocky is quite the vocalizer (whining) and barks at other dogs trying to get to them when he’s on leash to play.

He is eating well and loves the living room couch and foster’s bed. He thinks he’s a lap dog and manages to get on foster’s knee when he is working at his desk on the computer! He is quite malleable and loves to be loved on.

On August 22nd, Rocky will have an echo-cardiogram/heart ultrasound to check out his heart murmur which is somewhat louder than normal (Greyhounds do have a normal heart murmur). His neuter surgery has been post-poned until the results from the test are received.

 

 

Being Fostered in BC

For Further Information Contact:  vebenn@telus.net

 

Northwest Canadian Greyhound League

Northwest Canadian Greyhound League