Meet Rocco: 2023 Mutt Madness Adoptee

Rocco is a mixed breed pup who was one of the nine dogs adopted at Mutt Madness 2023. Adopters Scott and Heather say Rocco’s beautiful colorings and calm personality caught their attention. “He looked like a good dog, and something about him drew us into him,” Scott says.

The couple lives in Ohio and drove back home with Rocco after Equip Expo wrapped up. “He slept most the way, and we stopped many times so he could get out.” They also took him to a store to let him pick out toys, and they grabbed training treats and a new collar for the puppy. When they arrived home, it was time to meet the rest of the pack.

“He was happy because he got to meet all the rest of the family – our kids and our other animals,” Scott remembers. “He did great; he was happy and wagging his tail the whole time.” Scott says Rocco and the kitty play together a lot. “We have an awesome time and continue to have a great dog. We are glad that we go to adopt Rocco and are happy that we got to help out a good cause,” says Scott.

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