4/4/11 - Happy Beginning
So an application came in with Rocky NY2 as the first preference... And when
asked what drew the applicant to Rocky, he said "We just wanted to rescue a
senior dog that was being overlooked by other adopters." He had
written in is app "We love boxers and we have a great setup. Can't imagine
an adult boxer without a family. Can't imagine our family without a boxer.
Rescuing is a tribute to two of the greatest dogs on the planet (our
formers, of course)."
And so it goes that way sometimes. We had no luck for Rocky for
more than seven months, and than he hits the jackpot! Richard and Doreen
have two of the biggest hearts around, and wanted to give Rocky the forever
home he so deserves. Rocky warmed the hearts of every volunteer that
met him, and now he's warming two of the biggest hearts we've met.
Richard, Doreen and Rocky know what it means to really rescue a dog.
3/29/11 - Rocky's Adopted!!!!!
Rocky NY2 is ready for his forever home. The
perfect home for 8.5 yr old Rocky would be with
retirees or someone who is home a good portion of the
He's easy to walk, but has plenty of pep, and loves to fetch balls.
He loves car rides, and loves going out with his humans for summer dining at
outdoor restaurants, meeting and greeting passerby's and their pooches.
His separation anxiety is now under control with the use of a crate.
Rocky has learned to find comfort in his crate when his human has to go out
for a while.
To meet Rocky is to fall in love with him.
Please consider Rocky for your family.
Everyone who meets Rocky just falls in love with him. He
is great in every way except he needs someone who is around a good part of
the time. I take him to work with me and he is very calm and quiet all day
laying on his bed under my desk. He also is great in the car! He loves going
for rides and as long as the weather is right, I can leave him there while I
go for short errands. And while the weather was nice, Rocky would join us at
outdoor restaurants that allowed dogs to be at the table. He just took in
the sites and sniffed the dogs that were constantly passing by our table.
Rocky would fit into a senior's home, or a "work from home" home, or someone
who can take their dog to work with them. We are working on training him to
be ok when he is alone, and we've made a lot of progress, but he is not
ready to go "Cold Turkey" being by himself for a lot of hours. Do you have a
big enough heart to include this wonderful dog in your life?
We have some new pictures of this handsome guy.
Rocky's great with kids and has a new best friend with Matthew. They
played ball together, and Rocky knows how to bring the ball back and sit
before running and fetching the ball again. He also entertains himself with
a ball acting more like a 2 or 3 year old than the 8 year old he is.
He was at the Commack Petsmart Adoptathon this past
weekend, and was great with big and small dogs, and all the kids and adults
that wanted to meet him. We were set up next to a cat rescue,
and Rocky wasn't phased at all by the cats and kittens right next to him.
Rocky comes to work with me and is very content
just to relax under my desk, or as you can see in the photo (right), he
stretches out (I call it "long doggin it"), and chews on a tennis ball or
Rocky is doing well with his SA training, and needs
someone who will continue the progress he has made in a very few short
weeks. Please consider this great guy for your family.
If you are interested in adopting this dog, please fill out an
online application first. Then e-mail the contacts below. Be sure to include your full name, city,
state, and area code in the subject line of your message.