Rocco, Parkton, MD

Hi! I’m Rocco the Therapy Pit Bull!

I live with my Mama, Daddy and my elderbull sister, Sadie. Oh, and don’t forget I also have a kitty buddy named King Henry. Who says us Pit Bulls can’t get along with other animals? They’ve obviously never been to my house, where we all sleep together in bed every night!

I was a terrified 13-week-old puppy that my Mama found through an urgent listing on Facebook. My foster Mama was able to pull the whole litter of 7 before the tiny pups were put to sleep. I was so scared that I would run from anyone that wanted to see me, but I found comfort with my big sister Sadie and kitty brother. My Mama enrolled me in puppy, basic and therapy dog classes and slowly but surely I turned around for the better.

I’m 2 now and I have been a therapy dog for almost one year with certificates through Dog Ears and Paws and Pets on Wheels of Central Maryland. I have been to nursing homes, military bases, colleges and libraries. I have even been on TV! My main “job” is a PAWS to Read program in Baltimore where these really nice kids come to see me and they read stories to me.

People always tell my Mama that they didn’t know a Pit Bull could be a therapy dog! We get such a bad rap!! I love to get out there and show people what a Pit Bull is really like.

For fun I love to go swimming and do zoomies in the yard!! I also like to go out on the town and advocate for my breed. Our family likes to go Pit Bull events like the Pit Bull awareness day that my friends at Pinups for Pitbulls host every fall. And because I was a rescue, I really believe in giving back to my fellow Pit Bull brothers and sisters in need!

Follow my adventures on my Facebook page.

Family: Valerie “Pit Bull Mama” & Dan Wilson