senior German shepherd Rocky

Owner moved, leaving senior shepherd to fend for himself

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A senior German shepherd was left to fend for himself after his owner moved away…leaving him behind. The dog, dubbed Rocky, was kept alive by a compassionate neighbor who ensured that there was food and water, but Rocky was forced out when the property that he called home was sold.

According to Westside German Shepherd Rescue of Los Angeles, the new owner of the property told the neighbor to “get rid” of the dog who had been living there. Rocky was taken to an animal shelter, who in turn reached out for rescue assistance…now, life can begin again for this senior dog.

Rocky is old (estimated at approximately ten years of age) and his body reflects the difficult life that he has led, but he is now in a foster home through Westside German Shepherd Rescue, and he is being treated with the kindness that he has long been hoping for.

On Saturday, the rescue group wrote,

“He is in an incredibly loving foster home with Jean, where he is truly cared for and loved for the first time in his life. To see how incredibly kind and loving his foster mommy was with him and how Rocky seemed so grateful for every touch and kiss brought us to tears. She has nicknamed him Rocky Balboa, which suits him because of the many scars he has from his past, but also his fighting spirit.”

Anyone hoping to contribute funds for Rocky can do so in a multitude of ways. Via check, may be mailed to: WGSR, 3016 S. Hill St, Los Angeles, CA 90007, or to the rescue group’s website here.

Rocky’s Amazon wishlist here.

(Images via Westside German Shepherd Rescue/Facebook)

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14 replies
  1. PAMELA D says:

    WHAT A BEAUTIFUL DOG AND THE HEARTLESS OWNER CAN JUST WALK AWAY. HOPEFULLY THE OWNER WILL HAVE A REAL SHIT SHORT LIFE AHEAD OF HIM AND THEY WILL BE VERY UNHAPPY SINCE THEY WERE REAL SCUMBAGS. ALL YOU ANIMAL ABUSERS SLOWLY ROT AND DIE!!!!!!!!!!!

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  2. Red says:

    It should be easy enough to locate the owners of that home….. locate them and fine them or lock them up for abandoning this precious senior. They should be locked up for 5 years, fined $5000 and banned for life from ever owning or living in the same home as another pet!

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  3. Barkley's Mom says:

    I am glad Rocky has landed in the care of Westside German Shepherd Rescue, he will be well taken care of. Why didn’t the neighbor reach out to a rescue if they couldn’t take in Rocky? The people that left this poor boy behind need to be charged with abandonment! Why are they NOT?

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  4. Adrienne says:

    Thanks to fosters who are a blessing for many of these castoff pets. They give the dog a second chance and provide them the love and caring that they may never have received. From the foster to the permanent forever home these people are selfless and think only of the dogs and cats they care for.

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  5. Stephen Lee Phillips says:

    I’ve requested that Westside GSR contact me when their vet clears him for adoption: Committed interest in his adoption, to join our loving forever home of six seniors (7~12 years of age) – who’ve come from AZ, CA, GA, MO, OH, and WI, as “true love knows no bounds”….

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  6. Nancy Raymond says:

    Thank god Rocky is in a good place for the first time in his life – I hope these scumsuck so called ‘owners’ end up living and dying a slow painful death under a filthy bridge and no one cares.

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