It was a rocky road for Rocky! This seven-year-old Labrador Retriever mix arrived at the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina on May 30th. He was surrendered to the shelter by his owner. Usually, that’s not a good thing, and especially for a larger, older and black dog who’s also heartworm positive. But Rocky had spent his life confined to a back yard. His owner was tired of Rocky trying to get out. Rocky deserved a better life, and if he could get rescue interest, he would get just that. But alas, no rescue offer came his way. He ended up on the shelter’s euthanasia list for July 16th.

In an effort to save Rocky, on July 9th, RADAR provided an assistance offer to cover his heartworm treatment costs as an incentive for a rescue to take him. With Rocky’s time just about up, on July 16th the SOS Labrador Retriever Rescue in New Hampshire agreed to take him! Rocky had his heartworm treatment done on August 12th.

We were told this about Rocky: “He is one of the most peaceful and gently loving fellows around. He’s mellow and calm, and politely interacts with other dogs. Rocky’s tail keeps a steady cadence of wag-wag, and he happily and easily meets new folks. When he was brought into the shelter office, he was lucky enough to be offered a wonderful succulent snack from a volunteer who trains Labs for a living. She said that Rocky was so gentle and soft in taking food from humans, and that he was a real catch!” Click here to view more photos of Rocky.

RADAR paid all Rocky’s heartworm treatment costs, totaling $326.

UPDATE! All funds for Rocky have been raised! Thank you!

UPDATE! Rocky has been adopted!

If you would like to help us have the ability to help other dogs, please visit our Donations page.

Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Rocky:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund; Chloe’s SOS Fund; Black Dog Fund; Amanda Shannon; Gerald Huber; Jennifer Siegert

Added on August 21, 2014.

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