Rocky Steele

Rocky is the alpha (dominant) in a bonded pair of brothers.  He spent nearly all of his life in a shelter and is skittish around people.  He needs socialization, and release from his roll as his brother’s keeper.

Last updated: May 9

Base Info:

  • Arrival date: April 17, 2019
  • Breed: Hound mix
  • Sex: Male
  • Age: Young, Adult, Mature, Senior
  • Weight: @ 50 Pounds
  • Spay/Neutered: Not yet
  • General Health: Excellent, Good, Fair, Poor
  • Temperament: Wants affection but is skittish
  • Gets Along with Dogs: Yes
  • Gets Along with People: Yes but is skittish
  • Housebroken/Crate Trained: No
  • Departure date: Undetermined

History

Rocky was one of 6 puppies and their mother who were owner surrendered to Newport Animal Control because the original owner went to jail, the owner’s father didn’t want the dogs and his mother could do nothing with them because the mother dog became aggressive after she gave birth.  All of the dogs were adopted out, Blaze and Rocky together, but were returned because they were kept outside and they barked, causing neighbors to complain.  Rocky and his brother have become bonded, with Rocky as the dominant.  Rocky tends to bully his larger brother, eating his food, taking his treats, but also plays the role of protector and alpha.

Progress Notes:

Detailed update notes on our foster dogs are posted regularly. For a listing of updates that include Rocky [click here]. A summation of his progress is included below.

Dog to Dog Behavior

  • Relates well to other dogs: Yes
  • Can eat food/treats near other dogs
    Yes

Dog to People Behavior

  • Is affectionate: Yes
  • Jumps up on people: No
  • Mouths: No
  • Walks well on a leash: No

House Dog Training

  • Willingly enters his crate: No / Yes
  • Is calm/quiet while in crate: No / Yes
  • Understands going outside to potty
    No / Yes
  • Alerts me of need to go outside
    No / Yes
  • Is destructive of bedding and/or toys
    Yes / No
  • Refrains from kitchen counter cruising: No / Yes
  • Stays off people furniture: No / Yes

Commands:

  • Comes when called: Yes
  • Sits on command: No
  • Down / Off: No
  • Shake / Paw: No
  • Kennels on command: Yes

Medical

    • DA2PP: 08/22/18 (NAC)
      Booster: 09/13/18
    • Bordatella: 08/22/18 (NAC)
    • Worming history:
      .   08/21/18,
      .     Pyrantel Pamoate: .5 NAC
      .   12/13/18
      .     Pyrantel Pamoate, 3.5 cc NAC
      .   05/07-09/2019
      .     Safeguard, 10cc PMFC
    • Rabies: 10/03/2018 (Cedarwood)
    • Microchipped 10/03/2018
    • Neuter: NEEDED
    • Heartworm Test/Treatment: NEEDED
      dates – result (by) [delete treatment notes if negative]

      1. Doxy:
      2. Heartguard
      3. Injection #1
      4. Injection #2 & 3
      5. Recovery complete: Date
    • Flea/Tick preventative:
      .      May 1, Effipro, 2.5 cc
    • Heartworm preventative:
      .      dates, product, dose

Gallery

In roughly chronological order, newest at the bottom. Click the thumbnails to enlarge. Some pictures are linked to a Doggy Tale or video about Rocky, click those to open the related story or video.

Rocky and Blaze, bonded brothers

Supervising construction of new kennels

Lounging in the sun

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