But he wouldn't eat a bite.
For a couple of days, Roscoe rejected food completely - a situation that grew increasingly worrisome to his caretakers.
Sure, Roscoe needed to lose a few pounds. But he at least needed to eat something.
We know dogs grieve after losing a loved one. Roscoe was mourning through his belly.
It took an extra effort to bring him out of his funk - and back to food.
Alerted to his plight, ARROW pulled him from shelter.
"He is in my home and he is such a love. Just so happy to be out of the shelter," Slown says.
Slown prepared healthy meals for him using nothing fancy - just premium, grain-free kibble.
Roscoe was intrigued.
"I just put it in a bowl," she says. Roscoe saw a couple of other dogs eating and decided it was time to partake.
And then it came back - that well-satisfied Roscoe smile.