A cute 3-year-old German Shepherd was dumped by his family just because they found out they were having a baby.
A dog named Rocco flutters like a leaf behind a kennel at Dallas Animal Services. The family left the dog there and he doesn’t know why.
Rocco’s sad eyes seemed to ask ‘why am I here?’ to anyone passing by. Shelters can be very stressful with all the noise, smells, and unfamiliar people.
A woman who visited the shelter noticed Rocco was shaking with fear, so she recorded the video and posted it online in the hope that someone would pick up the poor dog. Preethi Pillaipakkam, who was raised through DFW German Shepherd Rescue, saw the video and decided to immediately go to the shelter to rescue Rocco.
Pillaipakkam shared: “The shelter is definitely not an environment for dogs like Rocco. “He was very timid and scared when he got in the car, he even hid under the seat in the car and seemed very nervous.”
Rocco has lost weight, weighing only 60 pounds, he would normally weigh between 85 and 90 pounds. Pillaipakkam took the dog Rocco home to end his life in a place lacking many things.
Rocco was initially extremely shy and unsure about his surroundings. Rocco eventually started to play with the toys with the assistance of his fellow German shepherd buddies in the home.
“This is a big step for Rocco, as the dog was completely closed before that,” Pillaipakkam posted on an Instagram page dedicated to Rocco.
Rocco transformed into his adoptive mother’s shadow after he understood he was safe. He plays with toys or balls that produce noise when he is not closely following his adoptive mother.
All the apps will be sorted through by the rescue in search of Rocco’s ideal forever home. Little Rocco deserves a loving family that will always be there for him.
His adoptive mother hopes that his story and Instagram page will inspire other dog lovers who want to adopt large breed dogs.
“The top reasons for adult dogs being abandoned often include a change in family circumstances, be it a move, a marriage, a divorce, a child or a family,” says Pillaipakkam. any such factor,” adds Pillaipakkam. “With a German Shepherd breed, and the prevalence of breed-based discrimination, it is increasingly difficult to find a place to live with these breeds. We hope to bring awareness to this.”