Pet of the Week: Rocco

Meet this week’s Pet of the Week: Rocco, a 2-year-old Mastiff mix available for adoption from Kitsap Humane Society.

Rocco is a super happy pup who adores everyone he meets. He has previously spent time in foster care, and his foster family had nothing but wonderful things to say about him. He loves to be with his people and does well with older kids.

rescue dog, Pet of the Week

He walks well on a leash and enjoys riding in the car to go on new adventures. Rocco is a huge fan of water as well, and will run through sprinklers and splash in the waves at the beach.

At the end of a long day of fun, Rocco is the perfect snuggle buddy, curling up right next to you on the couch or bed. He seems to do well with dogs, though he would prefer a dog friend that has a similar play style as him — this big guy does not tire easily when it comes to romping in the yard.

Rocco is crate-trained, and mostly house-trained. He knows his commands, including “sit” and “lay down.” Rocco is a hefty boy, so he would do best in a home that is not an apartment.

This sweet dog does have some medical conditions his new family will need to be prepared to manage. He has early cataracts in his eyes, so he can have a hard time seeing things at times. Rocco also has a history of chronic intestinal issues, which are managed by a special diet and medication. Our vet team would be happy to talk with you further about Rocco’s medical history and how to keep him healthy and comfortable in his new home.

Pet of the Week

Because Rocco does have limited vision, he needs a home with kids over the age of 6 and no cats, as he can be spooked by loud noises or lots of activity.

Rocco is a sweet, happy boy with so much love to give. Do you have room in your heart for this special dog? Stop by and meet Rocco in person today.

This week’s Pet of the Week, Rocco, is available for adoption from Kitsap Humane Society.

Kitsap Humane Society is a private, nonprofit animal shelter that rescues and rehomes more than 6,000 pets every year. The Silverdale-based organization has a “lives saved” rate of over 95 percent, and never euthanizes an animal due to lack of space. In addition to caring for and adopting animals, Kitsap Human Society also provides spay/neuter services to low income residents of Kitsap County and Animal Rescue and Enforcement services to surrounding municipalities.

View last week’s Pet of the Week here, and see Kitsap Humane Society’s other available pets here

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