Rocket the Dog
Age: 3
Fixed (Spayed/Neutered)? Yes
Weight: 35 lbs
Indoor? Yes
Microchipped? No
City in which animal is located: West Bloomfield
Rehoming fee? No
Please note: This is a courtesy listing on HSHV’s site. This animal is available through a private individual, NOT HSHV. For questions, please contact the individual below, not HSHV. Thank you!

Intelligent, loving, high energy pup that needs a nurturing and patient home! Very motivated by food, play, and praise. Will be your new best friend and snuggle buddy if you let him. Reactive, but mostly curious and eager to unlearn poor behavior learned out of fear, shows immediate improvement with female babysitter!
OK with other dogs if properly introduced and not forced, mostly fearful and defensive. Has been around cats, but he’s curious and they avoid him so it’s hard to say how good he could be. Learning to go for walks, learning to use a herding ball, loves fetch. Okay with crates, but prefers to be closer to his person (has some attachment/fear of abandonment).
Very eager to please, might find joy in agility courses, puppy camp, mock-herding exercises, etc. Has some experience with clickers but needs more coaching.

Prior Home (2.5 yrs) : couple with young kid, attached to female primary caretaker. Was bullied by 2 other dogs, was around a cat but doesn’t play well with them. Was kept on a shock collar and left to run and play, not taken for walks.

Current Home (5 months) : single male with cat, can’t seem to feel safe/comfortable without a feminine presence. Nips at feet/pants of new people, reactive to collars and harnesses but okay once he trusts you. Reactive to other dogs but is good once he gets over the fear – would be good with a dog sibling as long as they don’t show aggression towards him first.

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If you are interested in adopting Rocket, please contact Phill at 248-613-2020 or barnhart94@gmail.com. This animal is listed as a courtesy on our site, but is available through this individual. For questions, please contact the individual listed, not HSHV. Thank you!