Please meet, Rocco the Rockstar!


For those of you who *don’t* know, I am Rocco and I live with Bella now!  See, she wanted a pup just like me for quite a while, but she was only home for 2 hrs at a time because she was always out working. NOW, she only leaves for 2 hrs at a time because of all my Auntie’s who help out (Kelly, Christina, Allison, and Desiree) thus it was the perfect time for us to meet.

The story goes like this -Bella has been seriously looking for a new member of her family for about two months. One Sunday she came home to read a note from my God Mother (Tasha) who SAVED me and my brothers and sisters from a cave in the desert. CRAZY!?!?! I know! Here is the story…..

To all our special friends, We have an amazing story to share with you….. This past Thursday, Tasha stopped off at a gas station in her territory out in the middle of the desert with not much around…. she saw a stray dog and soon found out from the gas station attendant that someone dropped her off about 8 months ago and she has been there every day since begging for food and water… what Tasha noticed right away is that she was nursing puppies, but the puppies were no where to be seen or found. On Saturday of this last weekend, Tasha and I went back to this area and fed and watered the mom a few times, hoping that she would eventually lead us to her puppies.  No luck, until we tried one last time!  We fed the Mom and she got full, we started to drive away and saw her go over a hill into the desert.  Tasha jumped out and tried to follow her, but she lost her…I joined in helping and we searched for about 45 minutes and found ourselves 1/2 to 3/4 of a mile into the desert with NOTHING around but sand, trees, cactus, and thick bushes.  All of a sudden, we came around a corner and saw this hole/cave (see picture), and the Mom’s head popped out!  We quickly saw a bunch of little tails, which of course were the puppies!  5 of them to be exact! We walked up to the puppies and the Mom ran off, she is very very scared.  The puppies quickly scurried into the hole/cave and sat at the mouth of the hole/cave and barked at me (Tasha had ran back to the car to get a kennel to put the puppies in). Tasha had to “army crawl” into the cave as it was very small to capture the puppies, which she eventually did….there is more to this story but I am keeping it short. I am attaching some pictures of the puppies….they are the cutest little things and are starting to warm up to Tasha very quickly. They are a shepard mix and will be medium sized dogs….there is one that actually crys until Tasha brings him into bed with her and he immediately falls asleep.  We were definately the first humans that these puppies have seen! If anyone knows of anyone that would give one of these little miracles a good home, please let us know!  We know it is a lot to ask.  We have a vet appointment for them this Friday to get them checked out and for their first round of shots so we will keep you posted. Please pass this email along to anyone that you know and TRUST would take GOOD care of a puppy! Love, Kevin and Tasha UPDATE May 30th, 2010:  The puppies had their first vet appt on Friday and they are in good health… The vet was very surprised that they were as fat and healthy for being found in the desert!  They got their first round of shots and are really coming into their own now….running, playing, eating, drinking, etc.  We have found a great home for 2 of them so far.

Well, Bella read this email and was over to see us in less than an hour. She came over to meet us – and even though I was already promised to someone else I did everything in my power to communicate with the humans that I WANTED HER. Gotta admit – it was sorta love at first sight for the both of us….  Ru-rooo!!!!

Anyways, I am doing sooo good in my new home. I have been here for three weeks, and am now 11wks old. She takes me on meetings with people (you can see my picture all over FB I sleep though out the night, go potty outside, know the word “no” (although sometimes I back talk…) and she gives me lots of love! I couldn’t be happier. I even got to see my brother and sister last week because Bella knows how important family is!

More to come – but I applied to be the new Office Manager…We will see how it goes. My paws are really hurting now from all this typing so I am going to go… (how do you humans do this?)

Ruff Ruff,
Rocco the Rockstar, Bella’s owner.

This information has been provided to you from Bella Vasta, the Pack Leader for Bella’s House and Pet Sitting in Scottsdale AZ. For more information please call 480.330.4552 or go to

5 Responses to “Please meet, Rocco the Rockstar!”

  • Julie Deatherage:

    Congratulations on your beautiful new addition!! Rocco is the perfect name!

  • Carmen Rosenblum:

    Your beautiful baby is something….I think he will be a great office manager, he seems to have the personality and the skills.

    Good luck with him and thank you for sharing such a beautiful story!!!

    A BIG hug for Rocco the Rockstar.
    Carmen, Bella and Rocky Rosenblum

  • Jeanne Viola-Balding:

    Rocco is adorable!! Can’t
    tell who is luckier to have found each other, tho’! By the way, what happened to his mom? Bless you both, Jeanne ( & Clyde!)

  • Becky Davini:

    Way to go! Such a great story with a great ending! I am so happy for you! Taking in a little pup that needs rescuing is the best thing you can do! I’ve been a rescue volunteer for almost 5 years & have heard many stories that start like this but don’t end so well… thank you again for loving this little one! He’s a beauty!!

  • Hey everyone! Thanks for your comments! We never found the Mom. She kept running :( Sad, I know.

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