Rocky's foster mom calls him Rockstar, and for good reason. He's a
stunning Llewellyn boy with a gorgeous face that will melt your heart.
And like some rockstars, he does have a few quirks. But we're sure that
in the right home, Rocky, 7, will flourish as a companion and family
member. He's house-trained, adores people and so wants to be adored in
return, preferably in a home where his person will be around most of the
He's had a bit of a tough go. He was released to SWESR because his
family was not able or willing to deal with his skin allergies. We are
happy to say that the medical treatment he received immediately upon
becoming a SWESR dog has worked wonders and his allergies are under control with diet and a shot every 6 weeks. We are not certain if the shots will be required long term or perhaps only seasonally.
Rocky is currently trying his best to find his place in a foster home with lots of other dogs and cats. While he is good with the inside cats, his dog skills are varied. He requires controlled introductions with some dogs and will do best in a home with no other or only one other dog, especially while he works on his confidence and social skills. Kind of strange, but the dog he does well with is not a Setter, so perhaps calmer dogs are best for him.
What Rocky most needs now is a stable environment and consistent loving
attention to help him realize that he's OK and that he belongs! He may always have some anxiety but after what he has been through, coupled with the sensitive nature of an English Setter, that is understandable. He is most comfortable with women and has a bit of a watch dog mentality, which means he will bark when there is a car in the driveway or someone at the door, but he does not have any attack behavior at all. Rocky often barks when his foster Dad enters the room where he is with his foster Mom, so any men in the home would have to be gentle and patient. No kids would be best because of this anxiety.
Rocky loves to snuggle and wiggles his gratitude for any attention. He's
learning how to walk on a leash (and control all that excitement) and is
discovering the joy of running free in a safe, fenced backyard. Having the
opportunity for regular exercise will be key to Rocky's long-term
happiness and health. He has moderate hip dysplasia, which is common for our breed, but it does not slow him down one bit and he will be fine with 4 foot fencing.
One of Rocky's most distinctive features is how intensely he looks straight into your eyes and seems to ask "will you love me?" The person who says "yes" will have a fantastic new friend and companion for life.
Rocky is neutered, up to date on vaccines and tests, microchipped, and on heartworm preventative. He is in a foster home in Boerne, TX and is available for foster-to-adopt or adoption.