SEX: Male 
AGE: 7 years old 
LOCATION: In Kennels, Stoke-on-Trent 
CHILDREN: 12 years plus 
DOGS: Yes 
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Rocky came to us as his previous owner was moving abroad and didn’t feel it was fair to take Rocky with him. 
Rocky is a very friendly, happy boy and is a firm favourite with our volunteer walkers at kennels.  
He loves being around people, enjoys going for walks and also having a play in our paddock.  
He can be a bouncy boy and sometimes act quite puppy like – we don’t think he always realises how big he is! 
Rocky enjoys his walks and gets excited to be going out! 
He can be quite strong on the lead and pull at times, so would benefit from a little extra training. However, he is very responsive and will sit and wait when asked. 
He walks past other dogs without any issues at all and only gets a little worried if they are reactive towards him. 
Rocky travels really well. He didn’t want to get in our van, but has no issues travelling in the backseat of the car. 
He has a few excited whines to start with, but soon settles down well and doesn’t make any further sound. 
Rocky can get anxious at the vets and doesn’t always want to go into the examination room. 
The first time we took him to the vets, he had to be examined in the car park. However when he went to a different location for a muscle strain, he walked into the examination room without issue. 
Although he gets stressed, he does allow the vets to give him a full examination and to do a blood draw. We would recommend taking Rocky to his new vets several times before he needs any examinations/procedures so that he can realise its not such a scary place to be! 
Health issues: 
Rocky has been seen by our vets for a full examination and routine blood tests and has been given a clean bill of health. 
Ideal home: 
We’re looking for a home where any children are 12 years plus as Rocky can be quite bouncy and excitable at times, plus he is a larger boy of around 25kg so may be too much for younger children. 
He is not able to live with any cats or small furries as he does like to chase. He could possibly live with another calm, gentle dog who wouldn’t mind Rocky destroying their toys! 
We’ve been told he is OK to be left on his own for a few hours, but he would need to be left for no longer than 4 hours at a time once settled. 
Standard information: 
Rocky is microchipped, vaccinated and neutered. He is currently in kennels in Stoke-on-Trent, but he can be rehomed anywhere in the UK, pending a successful home visit. However, any adopter should be willing to travel to meet him at least twice where he is now. 
There is an adoption donation of £120 for Rocky and all money donated goes directly to helping all the Senior Staffies in our care. 
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