Location: Overland Park, KS
Weight: 104 lbs
Age: 2 yrs
Good with Men: It takes time to warm up to them. He will bark if its a stranger
Good with Women: Yes, especially adult women.
Good with Dogs: He can nip at other dogs while playing with them, but not aggressively.
Good with Cats: Yes, he has lived with a cat and interactions were good.
Children: Would not recommend for small children (just to be safe as he is currently an adolescent who will test the waters)
House Trained: Yes
Crate Trained: No and he does not like to be contained inside a room; he will scratch and bite at the door and walls.
Heartworm test: Not currently. He was in August 2023. “Proheart 6 injection.”
Characteristics: Rome is a beautiful rottweiler (him and Baron are litter mates but professional recommendation is they be rehomed separately). He needs to be rehomed as the husband passed away, and he was the dogs’ main caregiver. The wife has a baby due in March and cannot continue caring for the dogs. Rome is good with adult women but takes time to warm up to new adult men.
He should not be around kids as that would be risky. His owner recently passed away so he may be a little confused right now. He has a littermate named Baron but their trainer advises them to be split up. He is potty trained, but not crate trained. He has high energy, and would love to be on a farm or land with space to run. He is an excellent guard dog as he loves to protect his home and family from intruders. He had professional training in 2023 with leash, treats and praise. We’ve tried to continue these methods
as much as possible.
Notes from evaluator: Rome was friendly to me from the beginning. He was wagging his tail and wanted to be around me. He was assertive/confident but not aggressive (see video). He takes treats gently from my hand. He looks healthy but on the slender side (he hasn’t filled out yet. Rome is more submissive with Baron but more assertive with people. Rome is at an adolescent stage and he will need a strong owner who will give him structure and training. A rottie-savvy foster/adopter is recommended for Rome but he is a loving boy who will thrive in the right environment!