Meet Rocko
Animal ID 44406519 
Species Dog 
Breed Retriever, Chesapeake Bay/Shepherd 
Age 5 years 4 months 27 days 
Gender Male 
Size Large 
Color Black 
Housetrained Yes 
No Small Kids  
Location Foster Home 
Adoption Price $200.00 
Rocko is an introvert by nature as far as people are concerned. Having lived much of his life largely ignored by humans, he is still learning to trust and be fluent in 'people'. He does, however, enjoy the company of dogs and cats alike. He will chase bunnies and other small critters. While he gets along with kids who respect his space, smaller children and active homes may overwhelm and scare him. 
Rocko takes a while to warm up - and will likely never be an off-leash dog, as he spooks easily. He does enjoy hiking and going for walks on-leash, though. He does know how to charm you to death by sneaking up to give a quick hand-kiss. He does well with appropriate things to chew - such as a bully stick, and is potty-trained. He does not enjoy a kennel, and can be pretty loud when kenneled at first. He also sometimes walks around talking to the other members of the household, casually, during the day. 
In his foster home, Rocko has started to learn "Sit", "Come", and "Lie Down". These are not, however, reliable yet. He is treat-motivated. He enjoys sleeping next to the humans' bed, and sometimes tries to see if he'd like sleeping on the bed - but he's not yet a big cuddle-bug. He is a pretty mellow house-mate, and will be the best friend to whoever takes the time to bond with him.