Rocky and his sister were surrendered in June 2018 to a high kill shelter in California by their previous human just days before their 8th birthdays. Enter Hope…. hope that this was just a bad dream; hope that someone would come for them and take them home. Just when all hope seemed lost and mere hours before being euthanized by the shelter, a very committed foster home offered to care for them, MLBR agreed to rescue the pair, and with the help of BRLA to liberate them, the 2 embarked on the long journey from L.A. to Oregon.
Almost immediately after arriving in Oregon, Rocky came down with a severe case of kennel cough. Once he recovered, Rocky began to thrive. His foster family diligently worked with him and gave him the love and kindness he had clearly been deprived of in his previous life and the search began for a forever family.
Many experiences found their way into Rocky's life. He learned how to enjoy other dogs besides his sister, as his foster family has a large pack. He was evacuated with his foster siblings during the Taylor Creek fire not long after arriving in Oregon, but that did not faze him. He learned about toys, good food, and love. Rocky went on regular trips to the building supply stores and met many new people. He has even been on TV! Throughout all of this, he patiently waited for a family to show interest in him, but no one came. His loving foster mom assured him that there was a special family out there and she was determined to find it.
Good things come for those who wait. Nothing could be truer for our sweet boy. He needed a special family. After 22 months of patiently waiting, the stars aligned, and Rocky's perfect person applied to be his forever dad. The application process began, but amid the shelter in place orders, due to Covid-19, it was uncertain when a home check could be done. Another miracle was bestowed upon him, everything came together, and Rocky embarked on a trial with his potential new dad. The two of them were quite smitten with each other.
The long wait proved to be worth every minute. Our sweet boy, Rocky, is finally home! He will spend his days hanging out with his dad as he checks in on construction jobs, goes hiking, and occasionally playing with the parents' dog when they visit. He will even get to experience life on the water when the weather is nice. Rocky finally has his happily forever after and we could not be happier.
Congratulations Daniel and Rocky! Rocky could not have found a more perfect person to love and enjoy the rest of his days with. Thank you, Daniel, for opening your heart and home to a senior rescue. Our hearts are full today. ❤️💗❤️