Rocci came to us after his elderly owner was admitted to hospital so we don’t know much of his history.
Rocci is currently in foster and as well as can be expected. At 14 years old, although he likes his own company he will settle down for an ear rub and a butt scratch.
Obviously at his age, his day is mostly spent doing leisurely activities like pottering round the garden and to his bed. We are looking for adoption or long term foster for end of life care for our little old man Rocci.
Rocci’s foster mum says: “Rocci is a low energy dog who is happy to just potter around and have snoozes. He has had some accidents in the house and in his crate as he seems a little confused sometimes. He lives for his food and can be a bit of a moocher for snacks and can get vocal if it’s time to eat! We’ve left him alone at home for no longer than two hours and all was fine.”
Rocci is only able to go for short 10 minute walks and in temperatures of no more than 19 degrees. He walks well on his harness and enjoys his walks with no pulling and he takes good direction.
When being transported, Rocci travelled well the short distance from the kennels to his fosterers (after being lifted in due to his arthritis). He becomes quite unsettled when travelling more than 15/20 minutes and would need someone else in the car with him.
Rocci is very good at the vets; he can get a bit vocal when he wants to meet the other dogs but during examinations is no problem, just a calm and laidback energy.
As you would expect with a little old man like Rocci, he does have some health issues. He is on medication for Cushing’s disease and also for his arthritis. The vets have diagnosed a grade 4 heart murmur, a tumour behind his right eye and laryngeal paralysis (which to Rocci would feel like an obstruction in his throat) but all are being controlled well with his medications; Senior Staffy Club will cover all vet costs.
As Rocci is quite elderly he often needs a toilet break in the night and can have the occasional accident. His ideal home would be a bungalow - somewhere he can lay his head most of the time so somewhere fairly quiet with a nice garden for him to sunbathe in the summer. His foster mum has enjoyed having him stay with her.
Rocci is neutered and microchipped. He has started his vaccinations and is due his second jab on 27/01/2023.
He is currently in foster in Worcester and we would prefer that his new home is no more than one hour's travel from his foster home (we would prefer the Midlands area) as Rocci can get stressed on long journeys, but we will consider other areas. Any adopter should be willing to travel to meet him at least twice where he is at the moment.
As Rocci is an older boy we are only asking for the adoption donation to be any amount you care to give. All money donated goes directly to helping all the Senior Staffies in our care.
We just want Rocci to find a home and a place to stay for the rest of his days. If you think you can offer him this, please click the panel below to complete an application form.