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 Rocky

Rocky

Sweetie Rocky (watch my video) was rescued from a distant shelter along with 3 other pups on 6/2/22. He is friendly, cuddly and playful. Rocky loved playing with the other pups at his foster home and in yard. He will need an experienced guardian and home with attached yard. More info to come from his foster home. He will grow up to be a large adult.  He needs a home with attached yard for potty biz, run/play and lounge for his happiness.  

Update from Foster Home: Rocky is very sweet, he has a lot of energy and would ideally go to a home that can keep up with him and want him to go a bit further than just basic pet commands for above average obedience training or dog sports He is the most confident and fast learner. He needs more training exercise and mental challenges. Rocky is very handler oriented and focused. He definitely has the working dog attitude that a lot of dog sport goers look for. Rocky needs an active and experienced guardian.

Update from FH: They have begun socializing to the sights and sounds of the real world and they’re learning that staying neutral to their surroundings gets them rewards. They’ve also started learning their basic commands like sit, down, front and focused heel. They also know to go into their crates, wait for reward and are crate trained. All are very well trained pups. They are ready to be your BFF and forever homes.

7/10/22 Update from Foster Home and details.  Simba and Rocky.  Toy drive: med/high. Food drive: high  Though from the same litter, these two definitely have a working dog mentality vs Alpine's pet dog mentality.  

They train 3-4 times daily for 20-30 minutes each time.  Both of these dogs are very confident and need an outlet for their drives that's more than just basic training and playing, like what I do with Alpine! I've been starting them on non jumping agility (to save their joints) like climbing a ramp, using a wobble board to push their confidence and physical abilities, running through a tunnel, etc. They have basic obedience down and when that becomes solid, they should be moving onto competition and advanced style obedience to continue pushing their brains. I think we're going to recommend to potential adopters to have experience with dogs and a plan to either put these dogs into a sport or work! I've competed in obedience and agility with dogs before, so I know how to lure and train those skills.
If Rocky or Simba aren't fulfilled enough, they become frustrated and bored which often leads to destruction.  Must have time, experience and equipment to keep them learning and content.  

**Note: Adoption in SF Bay Area Only**

 Foster Needed for Rocky

Hi! I need a temporary foster home while I wait to be adopted. If you can foster me, please read the Fostering Criteria on the Foster Home Network page and fill out an online application!

🐶 Puppy Training, Socialization and Housetraining:

  • 8-10 weeks: 1 hour or less. Puppies this young simply can’t hold their urine for more than 1 hour.
  • 12 weeks: Bladder capacity is increasing to hold up to 90 minutes.
  • 18 weeks: Develop bladder muscles to hold up to 2 hours.
  • Preventing Adolescent Problems (by 5 months): Walk daily and socialize to ensure that your pup grows up to be well-rounded and well-schooled puppy remains a mannerly, well-socialized, and friendly dog throughout adulthood.

📕 Great books and articles to read if you are thinking of adopting a puppy. Prep ahead as we all "Stay at Home" safe:

 Puppy Adoption Requirements

Mandatory Puppy Socials and Training Classes

Why we don't adopt pups to families with young kids under 8 yrs old?
For safety and training reasons for both young kids and the puppy... continue reading

Details of Rocky

  • Name: Rocky
  • Type: Dog
  • Gender: Male
  • Breed: German Shepherd / Belgian Malinois Mix
  • Age: 5 months 1 week
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn with Black
  • Size: 20 lbs.
  • House trained: Yes
  • Shots Current: Yes
  • Spayed/Neutered: Pending
  • Special Needs: No
  • Good with Dogs: Yes
  • Good with Cats: Unknown
  • My Video: https://youtu.be/hP2SzDi46Os
  • Host: Furry Friends Rescue
  • Organization: Furry Friends Rescue
  • Date Added: 6/4/22

IMPORTANT!

  • For safety and training reasons for both young kids and the puppy (who will grow to full size by 8 months) or dog, we do not adopt puppy or dogs to homes with children under 8 years old...Read more
  • See our How to Adopt page for more information on how the Furry Friends Rescue Adoption process works, including important updates due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • Furry Friends Rescue adopts animals that will be indoor family members only.
  • Furry Friends Rescue will only adopt to homes in the San Francisco Bay Area. If you're from out of the area/out of state, please check Petfinder.org, AdoptAPet.com and PetHarbor.comfor animals in need of homes in your local area.