R.O.A.R. Squad: Tracy and Dave and their dogs, Cholo, Spanky and Oscar


A very warm welcome to our first R.O.A.R. Squad members from New Brunswick: Tracy and Dave!

Tracy manages her local SPCA and Dave is an Army Officer- read more about this big hearted family after the jump!

To learn more about the R.O.A.R Squad (Rescue Owners Are Rockin!) all the info you need is HERE.

Tracy with Ronald who was in the SPCA's care before being placed with his adoptive family.

Rockin’ Rescue Owners: Dave and Tracy Marcotullio

About Dave and Tracy: I (Tracy) am the manager of the Oromocto and Area SPCA, and have been for the last 14 years. It’s the best, most rewarding job I have ever had (read the blog here). Dave is an officer in the Canadian Army.

It Was Decided: Cholo is a 4 year old neutered male chihuahua/corgi mix. He came into the Oromocto SPCA last spring after he was seized by the NBSPCA. He and 5 or 6 other dogs were owned by a backyard breeder and they couldn’t take care of them all anymore. He was terrified when he came to us and it took about 3 days before any of us could even touch him, but for some reason he LOVED my husband. We had recently lost 2 of our dogs and we had been waiting for the right one to come in… my husband and Cholo decided that he was it. He is a total clown and he has fit in well.


Heart Dog: Spanky is a 6 year old dachshund who we adopted from the Oromocto SPCA when he was 4 months old. He was also seized by the NBSPCA from a backyard breeder. He is my heart dog. I even have his picture tattooed on my shoulder. Spanky and I did agility for a couple of years and loved every minute of it. He’s “retired” now as he has had an injury to his leg. I have owned several dogs over the last 20 years… but Spanky will always be special.


Absolute Sweetheart: Oscar is a dachshund that passed away last February. He was my husband’s buddy. He passed just before Dave left for his 3rd tour in Afghanistan. Oscar was paralyzed when we adopted him from Dachshund Rescue. He was actually the 2nd paralyzed dachshund that we had adopted. Oscar was a complete joy and everyone who met him was amazed at how sweet he was. He spent almost 3 years as a therapy dog, visiting patients in the local hospital and nursing home, making them smile. We miss him terribly.

Where: New Brunswick

Want to meet another great rescue owner from Canada’s eastern provinces? Check out Joan and her dogs from Nova Scotia.

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4 Responses to “R.O.A.R. Squad: Tracy and Dave and their dogs, Cholo, Spanky and Oscar”

  1. Teresa says:

    Dogs and wine? Are you kidding me?? I’m in! New follower here. So glad you found my blog, so I could find yours!

  2. Charlotte says:

    Actually, Joan and her dogs in NS are located in Canada’s Eastern Provinces. 🙂
    I have had the honour of working with Tracy in NB thru rescue….she rocks!

  3. @Teresa- When I saw your profile on Coffee with a Canine I figured I *had* to get in touch with you! Great to meet you! 🙂

    @Charlotte- Whoops! Thanks for catching that- fixed!

  4. Kristine says:

    Fabulous! So glad to have someone from Oromocto join the ROAR Squad.

    My sympathies for their loss. That’s really rough. He sounds like he was a very special little guy.