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Dear potential forever family,

Hi, I’m Rolo!


I’m a male English Cocker Spaniel mix and about seven years old. I was rescued from East Valley Shelter where I was brought in as a stray with a really hurt and chaffed-looking nose. Luckily we’ve got it figured out now after having a biopsy and discovered I have what’s called Discoid lupus erythematosus (DLE) which is localized to my nose and very treatable. The doctors think my nose was in bad shape after having too much sun exposure. As a preventative measure whenever I go outside, my foster mum puts doggie SPF on my nose. I also have a hat and visor to help protect me from the sun. I love going on walks, but I’m not the dog for hiking or the beach since I shouldn’t be in the sun for prolonged periods. In addition to SPF, I have a prescription for prednisone (a very affordable medication) that I’ll likely always be on. We are working with the Vet to find the most nominal amount tolerated which keeps my DLE at bay and I must admit my nose is looking pretty amazing! I’m very active and my foster parents swear I’m younger than seven-years-old based on my energy levels. We’ve been working on basic training so that I don’t jump as much which can be hard for me because I have a bubbly  personality and love to be by my persons’ side at all times. After a recent vet visit though where we did X-rays, it showed I have a prolapsed disc (also called a slipped disc) so bouncing around like I love to do isn’t the best for my back.  It’s better if I’m not jumping up and down on things, so no going on the bed or couch unless I’m using stairs or a ramp. I may require gabapentin (another affordable medication) from time-to-time if I have a flare, and it should be noted the prednisone helps my back issue too so win-win there. Luckily I am a really smart pup and am picking up on all my learning skills with zest! Even though I have a few health issues, they are very manageable and I am overall in good heath! I’ve had a recent blood panel as well as a dental when I was neutered, and of course am fully vaccinated and microchipped. I will thrive in a cozy environment with a parent who loves cuddles, is consistent and can provide guidance, and who wants a sweet yet playful companion. If you’re looking for the ultimate best buddy, then I’m the spaniel for you!

If you live in the Los Angeles Metropolitan area and would like to meet Rolo, please complete our online Adoption Application and we will be in touch. **Please note we only adopt in Los Angeles County and you must be at least 25-years-old.**








Gender: Male


Breed: English Cocker Spaniel Mix


Approximate Age: 7 Years Old


Size: 18.8 pounds


Housebroken: Yep


Neutered: Yep


Vaccinated: Yep


Microchipped: Yep​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


Best Buddy: Yep!!

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