ROCKY the Rocket-Man
Rocky is a male brindle boxer who came from a pet
store in New Jersey. He spent several weeks of his life in a cage in
the pet store being treated for soft bloody bowel movements. The owner
of the pet store contacted NBR and asked if we would take him. This is
the second time they have contacted NBR to retrieve a Boxer pup under
their care (Nora
who has been adopted was the first).
We are happy to say, that with the help of NBR
Volunteers Paul and Robin, arrangements were made to pick up Rocky from
New Jersey. Rocky was transported to his foster home in New York and is
now doing great.
Rocky (nick-named Rocket), is a very happy and
energetic boxer puppy. After a steady diet of homemade rice and
chicken, his condition started to improve. When we took Rocky to the
Veterinarian for his check up we received great news…other than being
undernourished, Rocky appears to be in perfectly good health.
After a few weeks on a steady diet, getting love
and attention, Rocky is doing great. He has a good appetite and waits
very patiently for his food (sits in the kitchen while everyone’s meals
are being prepared). Rocky has gained weight, is filling in nicely, and
is getting stronger and bigger each day. We have scheduled an
appointment for his neuter and he will be ready to be adopted as soon as
Rocket has a great disposition, plays, sleeps, and
gets along well with other animals, (the foster home has 4 other dog’s
and 3 cats). They pretty much share everything. This handsome little
charmer is a very sweet and loving boxer puppy who needs lots of love
and attention. He likes to cuddle with you on the couch and prefers to
sleep on the bed. He really doesn’t like to go in his crate which is
understandable. Rocky is not yet fully house trained but is getting
much better at letting us know when he has to go out (but he is still a
puppy after all and accidents happen).
Rocky the Rocket Man is very smart…he knows his
name, listens when asked to sit, and is presently learning how to shake
hands. Rocky will make a wonderful addition to any home with people who
will provide the love and attention that he deserves.