Meet Rocko (nee Bucket)
Although extremely loving and affectionate with a strong desire to please, little Rocko (nee Bucket) is a little shy for a few minutes around new people and situations. When you hear his story, you'll understand why. Rocko was placed by his first owners in a box in January of 2015 and "left (him) on the porch to die." A young woman heard about the little dog named Bucket at that time and asked Bucket's owners if she could have him. She said the box was soaked with urine and feces and Bucket was covered with fleas. No doubt, she saved the little guy's life the day she took him home! Bucket became incredibly attached to his rescuer and she had every intention of giving him a home for the rest of his life. Unfortunately, she had to move in with her parents in July 2015 and her father was severely allergic to dogs. When we met Bucket for his evaluation, he clung to the young lady's leg but within an hour of his being surrendered, he was kissing the ACS staff and volunteers and was quick to climb up on any available lap. He quickly made friends with several other similar-sized ACS dogs. Bucket was adopted in July of 2015 but, sadly, returned back to us in June 2019 because his owners felt they know no longer had enough time to give Bucket now renamed Rocko the love and attention he deserved. For the second heart-breaking time we had to watch the poor little guy desperately cling to his owners' legs running back and forth between them as if begging not to be left again. There were quite a few tears that day all around. But, we are determined that Rocko's next home will be his forever home! His owners told us that Bucket is crate and house-trained (he'll ring a bell when he needs to go out); loves children and other dogs; can be crated for up to 8 hours but is used to sleeping in his bed or in his owner's bed at night; is a "real cuddle bunny" and loves to sit on your lap; and loves to play Fetch. Rocko's a very leggy fella and those legs giving him an amazing ability to leap. With his long legs and trim but muscular build, we think Rocket has the potential to excel at agility and he'd make a great jogging partner. Rocko has a lot of energy but he's also a total lap dog and we think he'll be a wonderful BFF (Best Furry Friend) for some lucky household. If you can give Rocko the loving and committed forever home he deserves, please stop by the shelter and ask to meet him. Primary Color: Red Gold Weight: 15.2lbs Age: 4yrs 9mths 0wks Animal has been Neutered I am available for adoption at the Animal Care Society.