Little Rocky at a Glance

  • Location: Oak Park, IL 60302
  • Age: 7 Years (Est DOB: 2011)
  • Weight: 11lbs
  • Gender: Male
  • Breed: Chihuahua Mix
  • Kids: Older
  • Dogs: Yes
  • Cats: No

Little Rocky’s Story

History:  Little Rocky was surrendered to CACC because his family was moving and their new home didn’t allow any pets.

About:  Do you love tennis balls? Yes? Little Rocky does too!  We have never seen a chihuahua with such a ball drive. Rocky loves to play fetch and brings the tennis ball right back to you and drops it so you can throw it again, and again…and again.  Daily fetch is a requirement for this guy. When he gets tired he will bring it back and plop down next to you so he can play with the ball by himself. Little Rocky is very affectionate and loves to give kisses to his people, so if you hate being licked he’s not the right dog for you.  Little Rocky is a super happy guy whose tail never stops wagging! He was briefly fostered with a 100lb dog and after his initial terror wore off he did very well with him, but didn’t have much interest in actually interacting and might be happiest as an only dog or with another dog who doesn’t want to interact very much.  Little Rocky is a super sweet loving little guy but he does have some of the stereotypical chihuahua traits. A confident, patient home who can set limits and boundaries are an absolute must for this guy. He needs to earn any privileges such as sitting on the couch or on your lap. Because of his tendencies to think he might run the show Little Rocky will do best with teenage aged kids who can understand how to maintain limits with him. Little Rocky is completely housetrained, but doesn’t seem to know how to ask to go out himself so you have to be in charge of making sure he goes out regularly.  He is crated during the day and will go right in for his foster family when they give him the command. Little Rocky is very people motivated and loves to be around you and will cry briefly if he is separated from his people.

Little Rocky returns some play bows:

Little Rocky is tired from playing fetch:

Little Rocky plays alone:

Little Rocky enjoys some relaxing down time:

Little Rocky gets his ball under the couch: