Dog Rescue Stories: Precious Pit Bull Rocco Chose His Forever Mom!

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By Jarissa Aquinde, Positively Woof Rescue and Adoption Story Editor

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Meet Rocco and his forever mom, Lisa!!!

“This is my 7 year old pit bull terrier mix, Rocco, who was rescued from the San Diego Humane Society. Now, I know normally we decide to go and find a dog, but I truly believe Rocco found me. I was at the Humane Society looking at another dog, who unfortunately was not the right fit for me. As soon as we put him back in his room, I looked to my left in the next room, and there was Rocco peering out with his big ol’ face and that mesmerizing black spot looking back at me! His ears were up, his eyes focused, and you could tell he was furiously wagging his tail as if he was saying, I WANT THAT ONE. I immediately asked to meet him and well, 6 years later, he’s the sweetest and most lovable dog I could have ever asked for.rocco-2When I adopted him, I never thought about the pit bull breed stereotype. I just wanted a good dog. I soon learned all of the stigmas that came along with owning a pit bull. Whenever people spoke negatively about the breed, it saddened me because my dog was being judged by a stereotype that he has never shown characteristics of. When I look at him every day, all I see is kindness and unconditional love.rocco-4Rocco is more than just a dog to me. He is my teacher, my confidante, my nightly dinner date, and my napping buddy. But most importantly, he’s my best friend.”rocco-3

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Larry Kay is the award-winning coauthor of Training the Best Dog Ever, which became a #1 best seller in dog training on Amazon Kindle. He is Leader of the Pack at Positively Woof, which helps shelter dogs get adopted by making videos and raises awareness and funds. Larry is an award-winning dog filmmaker and has been a frequent contributor to the American Animal Hospital Association and Dog Fancy magazine.
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