• Status: Available for rehoming
  • Adoption Fee: Would be grateful if someone was willing to donate to cover past midi cal bills, but not required
  • Current Age: approximately 5 yrs
  • Good with kids: Yes
  • Good with dogs: pHe is okay with my female, but does not get along with my male. He has grumbled at dogs he does not know how have tried to get him to play. He prefers playing with his people than other dogs. 
  • Good with cats: Yes
  • Location:  Moline, IL
  • Spay/Neuter:  Yes
  • Current vaccinations:  Yes
  • Contact:  1-309-798-6804 or

Bio: Kimo is a 5 year old Rottie who needed a home in April of 2016. His current foster owns his litter-mate and younger sister, and agreed to foster him.  It quickly became apparent that Kimo had a lot of health issues.  He was underweight from severe GI issues, severe joint pain and could not open his mouth completely (he could eat but could not pick up a tennis ball.)

Kimo was diagnosed with ACL tears in both knees and an autoimmune disease that attacks the muscles of the jaw and put on meds for the GI issues. Since then he has gained weight, no longer needs GI meds and is being treated for the auto-immune disorder and is back to chasing tennis balls.  

Kimo is a very happy boy who loves people, but was not well socialized with other dogs.  His current foster considered keeping him, until it became apparent that Kimo does not get along with his brother. Currently they are kept separate.   He would probably be happiest as an only dog. 

Kimo has barked and chased cats who run, but is friendly with a cat who is comfortable with him. 

He loved to play fetch or tug, and prefers to be with his people as much as possible.  He does to fine when he is alone, though, and has shown no signs of separation anxiety.

Update as of 5/1/2017: Kim's orthopedic surgeon is happy with how Kimo is progressing and says she would not do surgery at this point. He is not on any pain meds and is doing so well that he swims for exercise twice a week and does not need meds afterwards. His Myositis was under control, but flared up again last week, so he is back on meds for that and may need to be on them long term. He is doing well here, but still does not get along with his brother and if the right home came available it would be a better situation for everyone.

If you’d like to adopt Kimo, please contact Shannon Bartels at 1-309-798-6804 or