POW! Hi, I'm Rocko! When Can We Go To The Dog Park?

POW! Hi, I’m Rocko! When Can We Go To The Dog Park?

“Angels walk among us. Sometimes they are unseen and have wings, and sometimes they pant and lick our faces.”
Jonathan Brooks, actor

  • KCAC’s Adorable, Adoptable Pet of the Week is written by Tecla Metzel of Kane County Animal Control. Additional photos by Lorena Page Photography.

Hi, I’m Rocko and I’m a male 6-year-old Jack (Parson) Russell Terrier that’s probably the cutest canine you’re ever going to meet.


Ha! That was funny. Don’t you think that was funny?

Even at my age, I think things should be fun. I’ve never really been trained, so that would be great if you could train me. ‘Course, you might have to tell me a couple of times … OK, maybe like 15 times what to do and not to do.

Can you tell, I have a lot of energy? And I’m kind of stubborn. It’s in my DNA, but I can be trained. I want you to like me … love me. I’ll make you proud! I want to go everywhere you go!

Other dogs are cool, but they’re not as fun as you and I on a long walk or playing Frisbee in the dog park. When can we go to the dog park? Can we go today, really?

I pull on the leash, but that’s because I’m in a hurry to get wherever we might be going. I’ll make sure I wake you up in the morning so we can get an early start to the day. If you want to go back to bed, that’s OK, too. I love to cuddle and give kisses.

I want you to like me so much. I’ll be your best friend forever. Wannna dress me up for the holidays, that’s great! I’m very photogenic.

We’re going to have the best New Year ever!

KCAC Updates

K.C. and Boots

Congratulations to K.C. and Boots for finding their forever home together!

Their new parents credited Kane County Connects and the “Pet of the Week” with helping to make their decision on adopting just the right pair of felines for their homey abode. We’re very proud to have helped out in any way we could.

Have a wonderful holiday!

How to Adopt

All Kane County Animal Control adoptable cats and dogs are spayed/neutered, microchipped and up-to-date on all vaccines, including rabies. They are tested for feline leukemia/FIV and heartworm.

The adoption fee is $200 for dogs and $100 for cats. Adoption of two dogs is $300, and adoption of two cats is $150. The adoption fee for cockatiels is $25.

For more information regarding Kane County Animal Control’s adoptable animals and for an adoption application, please visit www.kanecountypets.org.

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About Kane County Animal Control

It is the duty of the Animal Control Department to:

  • Kane County Animal Control Logo KCAC Screen Shot 2015-11-30 at 11.39.45 AMEnsure that all domesticated dogs and cats over 4 months of age are vaccinated against rabies and have a Kane County rabies tag.
  • Ensure that all reported animal bites are given precautionary attention in relation to the possibility rabies infection.
  • Ensure that pet owners are instructed on proper procedures pertaining to animal bites and enforce adherence to these procedures.
  • Contain loose\stray dogs in unincorporated Kane County and those towns and villages with whom contracted.
  • Investigate nuisance dog complaints in unincorporated Kane County and those towns and villages with whom contracted.