A character from the comic strips "Pickles", Roscoe is a dog of little brain and uncertain pedigree. His one regret in life is that he wasn't born a Golden Retriever.
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Some of the dogs in our program are adopted before we get to know them. Some stay longer but require several weeks to show their character. Some dogs receive additional evaluations and training by professionals if needed.
We work hard to provide as much information as possible but the process is not perfect. Our goal is to give the dogs the best chance to stay in their home for the rest of their lives, so we will be honest regarding what we know about them. For MPR, quality of adoptions takes precedence over a quick turnaround.
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Roscoe was surrendered by his owners due to their declining health issues. He had been kept strictly as an outdoor dog, was sick and neglected. Losing his home wasn't a bad thing after all. He now has a chance to find a family who loves him and treats him like he deserves. He is such a fantastic dog!
Adoption Fee: $ 200
Breed: Pit Bull
Age: 2-4 yrs
Weight: 60-70 Lbs
Roscoe is heartworm positive and has began treatment. He should be fully recovered by the end of April.
Potential adopters that have the ability to keep a dog calm for the entire duration of the treatment and are able to visit our veterinarian for the injections can adopt heartworm positive dogs if they wish. There is no extra cost to adopters.
A little larger than average. He might have a bit of American Bulldog in him. Roscoe is gorgeous in person. Pictures don't do him justice.
Current Living Situation:
Roscoe is discovering what the good life is all about at the MPR shelter. He's still a little clumsy about being indoors but learning very fast. It has been very touching to watch him learn how to get on a couch and cuddle.
Despite his neglected past, Roscoe is naturally well behaved. He keeps his kennel clean and uses his doggy-door to get to his outdoor run to do his business. He still has to learn that marking his territory in the house is unacceptable behavior but he's making huge progress.
Such a big lovable goof! Roscoe has a "Marmaduke" type of personality. Very happy-go-lucky and super friendly. He's more on the chill side and quite easy to handle despite being so strong. We will add more info to his bio once we know him better.
Behavior with people:
Awesome disposition with people. Outgoing but not pushy. Friendly and loving.
Behavior with children:
Behavior with other dogs:
This might be where Roscoe loses points. He was rejected by another rescue for "flunking" his dog-to-dog test. We were told that he lived with a large female German Shepherd before landing at the pound but the dogs were kept on chains and might not have had much interaction, if any. As of now, we believe Roscoe should be an only pet. He has an awesome disposition with people but he's not interested in making doggy-friends.
Behavior with other animals:
Roscoe should be an only pet.
He has received very little training so far but he has big heart and he is eager to please. Roscoe is soaking up learning everything about being an indoor companion and being incredibly good at it. We are super pleased with this charming Casanova personality and he's already climbed at the top of the list of shelter favorites with our volunteers.
Even if you can’t adopt this sweetheart, you can still help by donating for their care.