Remember Rocky from the Texas shelter with over 800 animals? We are so happy to announce that Rocky got ADOPTED!! You may think...what's one success story in a sea of so many homeless animals in need? Well, for Rocky it truly means EVERYTHING. And we encourage every pet lover and anyone contemplating bringing home a new pet to give a shelter dog the same chance that Rocky has found. Thanks to his new mom Ann who followed her heart, Rocky's life is changed for good for his forever!! Ann wrote, "I heard that Rocky from @mcaspets in Texas had a following and that you might enjoy a few pictures. He is a completely different dog, and just joyful! It’s heartwarming to see such a transformation.
I always prefer adult and senior dogs for adoption. They are calmer, there is less chewing and destruction than with puppies and young dogs, they are usually housebroken (or are easy to train because their bladders are fully developed), they are appreciative, grateful, and loyal. And, they desperately need our help. As you know, there is a high euthanasia rate in shelters because seniors are very frequently overlooked or passed over for younger dogs and puppies. Plus, I am getting older and feel more comfortable with an older dog.
I lost my senior American Bulldog/Sharpei mix unexpectedly in March, and was devastated. I never intended to get another dog, but MCAS posted urgently that they were over capacity. That means many dogs are risk for euthanasia. I contemplated for a few days and kept hearing a voice in my head and heart, maybe it was my sweet lost Stubbs, telling me that I had the ability to save a life. I decided to honor Stubbs' spirit by adopting an older dog who otherwise might not make it out.
Rocky is a lovely boy, and everyone is getting along very well. He is a very welcome addition to our family. Rocky is part American bulldog, and even looks similar to my Stubbs. So far, he is a perfect fit, and he is so joyous now! He's putting weight on and is looking healthy and happy. I am honored that I could give him a good home to spend his senior years." #seniordog #adopted #loved