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Animal advocate hopes to find Rocky Toto a home before Craigslist ad

Please help find Rocky Toto a home before he becomes a victim of a Craigslist dog.
Please help find Rocky Toto a home before he becomes a victim of a Craigslist dog.
Regina Olekson

Rocky Toto is a one-year-old pit bull mix in Summit, N.J. who desperately needs a new home before his current owner places an advertisement on Craigslist. Rambunctious little Rocky Toto was purchased when he was only three-months-old by the current owner's son who moved; the woman does not have the funds nor the time for the dog.

Local animal shelters and rescues are full; the future for this youngster looks ominous.

A volunteer with Second Chance Rescue has offered to help with finding Rocky Toto a responsible foster or home.

"I found this dog through the "free CL" and wanted to help. I occasionally search through and try to help by offering suggestions to people looking to "rehome" their dogs. This woman was desperate and doesn't want to hand him to one of the multiple strangers who wanted him sight unseen, so I'm trying to assist her," explained animal advocate Regina Olekson.

Time is of the essence for Rocky Toto; is there anyone who can help this little guy? The following information about the puppy has been provided:

  • One year old pit bull mix with first round of puppy vaccines administered in October 2013
  • Unneutered
  • Extremely friendly and has lived with children
  • Needs training; gets overexcited
  • Has been crated 20 hours a day and then leashed outdoors on a small deck
  • Very under stimulated mentally and physically
  • Friendly with other dogs

This isn't about responsible pet ownership towards the woman who is giving the dog away. The dog was left with her, and she tried to make it work.

Please share the story of Rocky Toto with your friends, family, and coworkers.

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