April Pet of the Month: Rocky and Raider from Pappy's Roanoke
Introducing our April Pets of the Month: Rocky and Raider
Rocky and Raider are two adorable pups that have a wonderful story and personality! They come to Pappy's for lodging and daycare. Both dogs enjoy playing with everyone there and love the opportunity to run around all day.
Rocky (a 3.5 year old Chihuahua/Yorkie mix) was living in a box with a homeless woman in Lubbock as a very young puppy when mom happened to pass by. She saw him, offered the woman $100 for him, took him home that night, and fell in love. Mom could not resist leaving a tiny "cuddle puppy" out in the harsh Lubbock weather. Rocky has been a pretty easy pup to train, other than his little dog need to bark at everything.
Raider (a 9 month old) was found off Craigslist when mom was having puppy withdraws. After the first meeting, they knew they had to take him home. Raider was covered in fleas, so they knew they could give him the home he deserved. It was also Raider's teddy bear face that could not be passed up! After bringing him home, even though he was only 3 pounds, it took 3 hours to give him a proper bath and get as many fleas off him as possible. Years later, Raider is 28 pounds and spoiled rotten. He does enjoy chewing and eating practically anything he can get, which has resulted in a few vet visits through the years. His chewing is an ongoing struggle, but they are getting close to overcoming it finally!
Both pups are avid fetchers. Rocky enjoys going for swims. Raider is pretty much up for anything. They have so much energy that learning tricks is difficult, but they definitely know how to sit for a treat! The favorite toys include: any ball, tug-of-war, and their bones.
Although Rocky was a little apprehensive at first about the little tiny invader (Raider) in his home, they have become best buds! Rocky has taken it upon himself to be his little brother's protector. When meeting large dogs for the first time, Rocky doesn't like any of them roughhousing with Raider until they've met Rocky's approval.
At Pappy's we have loved having this pair join us to stay and play. They are truly wonderful pups!
Pappy's Pet Lodge is an award winning pet care facility focused on providing a CLEAN, SAFE, and LOVING experience for you and your pets. Pappy's offers dog, cat, and small pet lodging, obedience training, behavior modification, dog and cat grooming, and dog daycare programs! Pappy's continues to grow across the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex with locations convenient to Plano, Carrollton, Addison, Garland, North Dallas, Richardson, Rockwall, Frisco, Allen, McKinney, Dallas, Fort Worth, Keller, Roanoke, Trophy Club, Westlake, Southlake, Colleyville, and Grapevine.