Rocky – 8-9 year old male Yorkshire Terrier Cross

Rocky is an 8-9 year old male Yorkshire Terrier Cross. He is on the lookout for a very special home.

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This handsome boy came to us originally a few years ago and has found his way back into our care after changes in his previous home made it difficult for him to settle.

Rocky can find lots of things in the big wide world quite scary, not only this but Rocky can also struggle with his resilience so if he does come across things that worry him; it takes him a lot longer to ‘bouncy back’ than it does for other dogs.

To help overcome this, Rocky’s new home will need to be able to offer him a very clear and consistent lifestyle.

Rocky will need to live as a single pet and with adults only. His new home will need to be in a quiet location, away from busy roads, have a private enclosed garden and have a consistent day-to-day routine.

Once Rocky understands what is going to happen to him throughout the day, he seems to find life a little more straightforward. Although a little older, Rocky still enjoys a good walk in the fields and loves to do lots of sniffing.

Rocky is also incredibly clever and enjoys learning new things. Again, he can find this a little intimidating to start with but as long as everything is taken at a pace he is comfortable with he soon gets the hang of it.

We appreciate that a ‘typical’ Yorkie-type dog is often very tactile and affection orientated. Rocky would rather interact with toys and training and can avoid being fussed when humans offer it.

It takes time for him to feel comfortable enough for him to want physical contact from the people he has good relationships with, but does enjoy it once he trusts you. This is something that will require good management when he is out on his walks.

We do find that as he is such a cutie, people are often wanting to fuss with him and this is something that we do have to decline – we appreciate that lots of families choose to get a dog for the social element but unfortunately this wouldn’t be quite right for Rocky.

As mentioned Rocky has lived in a home before where he was housetrained, could be left for a couple of hours and slept well through the night in the kitchen. He has excellent manners, walks nicely on his lead and has some basic obedience skills already.

We understand that Rocky can be a bit of an interesting character, but once he knows you, he is a really sweet boy who is always trying his best. Rocky will require several meets from his new family at the centre before he goes home ‘forever’

Teckels Animal Sanctuaries Gloucester
Teckels Animal Sanctuaries Gloucester

For further details regarding adopting a dog from Teckels Animal Sanctuaries in Bristol Road, Whitminster, Gloucester please telephone 01452 740300 or email enquiries@teckelsanimalsanctuaries.co.uk

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