Terrified dog dumped at shelter because owners were expecting a baby

Terrified dog dumped at shelter because owners were expecting a baby
Rocco appeared frightened when he first arrived at the animal rescue centre (Picture: roccostar_gsd/Instagram)
Quivering and cowering with fear, this German Shepherd has just been dumped by his family. Rocco, three, was abandoned at an animal shelter in Dallas, Texas, because when his owners discovered they were expecting a baby.doctor analysis fat manPatients made to wear fat suits to help doctors understand obesityHe was underweight and shaking with fear and nerves after being left at the city’s Animal Services and Adoption Center. That was until he was taken in by a group that specialises in the rescue of German Shepherds.
Preethi Pillaipakkam said she knew immediately that she had to foster him and bring him back to health.
Terrified dog German Shepherd Rocco left at animal shelter because his family is having a baby
Rocco was unsure of his surroundings and stressed after being left by his family
Terrified dog German Shepherd Rocco left at animal shelter because his family is having a baby
It is believed that he had been left by a family who were expecting a baby (Picture: roccostar_gsd/Instagram)
She told The Dodo: ‘The shelter is certainly not the environment for a dog like Rocco. He was very timid and scared to get into the car. He even hid beneath the seat in the car. He was pacing a bit and seemed very stressed.’ Preethi said a combination of his previous owners likely not being suitable and the sudden change in his circumstances led to the stress that he suffered.

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Preethi said: ‘He slowly started exploring the house. He loves the couches and his doggy beds, and he really likes squeaky toys and tennis balls. He is a really good fetcher.’

Rocco has now received many applications to adopt him and it is hoped that he will find a new family soon.

Preethi said: ‘Ideally, we would like to see Rocco placed in a new home around mid-September. We wanted to give him at least a week or two [here first] to ensure he feels safe.’

Terrified dog German Shepherd Rocco left at animal shelter because his family is having a baby
Slowly he grew in confidence and started putting on much-needed weight (Picture: roccostar_gsd/Instagram)
Terrified dog German Shepherd Rocco left at animal shelter because his family is having a baby
He is now much happier after being cared for properly and mixing with another German Shepherd (Picture: roccostar_gsd/Instagram)
Terrified dog German Shepherd Rocco left at animal shelter because his family is having a baby
Since his story came to light he has received dozens of applications to be adopted (Picture: roccostar_gsd/Instagram)