Rosco's Rehab


Hi I'm Rosco & I need your help getting to Forever Home Rehabilitation Center in Virginia Beach!  I have a ride, but it costs $1500 to get in.  I'm not physically injured, just emotionally traumatized, which is almost as bad.   I'm a fearful, unsure, and anxious boy who gets easily overwhelmed and then unpredictably reactive to new people and situations.  I've been in foster care for 9 months, living with 3 dogs and chickens in a busy home office environment.  Foster care has been good for me in many ways; getting me out of the shelter, mastering commands, learning boundaries, and socialization to name a few.  We’ve realized I need more constant help with new people/place/dog socialization.  I am highly reactive to strangers (growling, barking, lunging, jumping), sometimes even reactive to people I have met before.  I have food & space possession issues (which could easily evolve into aggression), I’m territorial (excessive barking/growling, thankfully no biting...yet) and continue to get easily overwhelmed.  I sometimes challenge the dogs in my foster home over food, space and toys and my foster parents over space and food, though I have learned to share toys with humans.  I'm a growling expert (not one of my best qualities).  

I can be really smart and sweet, I just need more constant structure and guidance than my foster home has been able to provide so I can get back to being a well-balanced adoptable dog and find my forever home.  Oh boy do I want to let go of the past and find my forever home, this anxiety business is exhausting!

I'm an adorable medium sized American bulldog/terrier mix, about 5 years old and 50 lbs.  I was surrendered to Peaceable Kingdom Inc. in Whitehall, PA in 2014 by my original owners.  I'm a very scared little boy, so the stress of the shelter environment took its toll on me.  Luckily, I've been in foster care since the summer of 2014.  You can see my original Peaceable Kingdom bio here:   https://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/29563696

You can read more about Forever Home Rehabilitation Center (FHRC) and the amazing work they do here:  www.foreverhomerehabcenter.com 

Can you please help me?   Please, SHARE my story and DONATE  if you can! 

Thank you very  much.  Love,  Rosco

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Jennifer Kelly Bollinger 
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Breinigsville, PA
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