"Living here his entire life, Rockie is incredibly nervous when he goes to adoption events," Stockton said. "He shuts down and doesn't show his big personality ... nobody wants to take home the animal they have to work with." Rather, people gravitate to the happy, already well-adjusted dogs, Stockton said.
While Rockie can be shy and submissive at first, once he warms up, he's known to be loud, flamboyant and plenty rambunctious.
He's "treats-motivated" (just like any other pup) and loves a good cuddle, sometimes mistaking himself for a tiny lap dog when he climbs onto the laps of his caretakers.