Rocco — Shelter

Location: Phoenix, Arizona

I would like to nominate Rocco. He is a special needs pup that was found on the streets and brought to local shelter. Arizona Beagle Rescue rescued him from Euthanasia and I adopted him. He had a severe case of valley fever and possible malnutrition which led to limited use of front legs. Why I am nominating him is the joy he brings to my dad who has dementia. I can bring Rocco to him and he will sit in my dads lap and my dad will just pet him for hours. Keeps my dad calm and relaxed and it’s just a wonderful sight to see the impact this special needs pup has on my dad.