My boyfriend and I really wanted a dog and decided that whatever dog we found we would only get him from a humane society. So we checked out the first humane society and all the dogs were cute but not one really stood out. So we tried another one the same day and that's where we found our puppy. He looked so sad, and of course any homeless dog would, but he was in very bad shape. He was underweight, hardly had any fur, instead he was covered in scabs, wounds, scratches and patches of hair. That was enough to break our heart there so we asked to see him. He was the sweetest little boy and as soon as he was let into the room with us he gave us one of those boxer hugs. It was quite obvious that he had a rough life already at 9 months. He had a VERY bad cause of Mange and we were given two different stories to why he was there. The first story was that the previous owner was moving and wasn't going to bring him with. The other story we got was the previous owner went backrupt and lost everything. Which ever story was true, Rocco never saw a vet since he was born and this poor thing was suffering. We knew that we wanted to give this puppy a better life and take care of him so we took him home that weekend. The staff there and at the Vet kept telling us that they didn't know if he would have ever been adopted since he was in such bad shape and no one wanted to take on that extra responsibility. We were even asked by someone who was visiting the humane society if he was going to make it! He had only been there four days and it's a shame that some people would turn their back on a sweetheart like him. We are lucky that they did because he may not have been in our lives. We till this day cannot understand how anyone could give him up, we are lucky to have him. We've had him for 2 1/2 months now and he looks great. He still has his Mange and visits the vet once a week. I have pictures in our gallery if you'd like to see how sad he looked. :( Now he's spoiled rotten!