When the holiday season was about to come back in 2015, Beth and Michael, a sweet couple, wanted to start off the most wonderful time of the year by donating to Anne Arundel County Animal Control, the local shelter.
As the kind couple stepped into the shelter, they saw a friendly dog named Rocky. The staff member explained that the 17-year old doggo had been adopted several times during the past three years, but he always found himself back behind bars.
When they learned about Rocky’s age, they made the calculation and realized he was going to spend the last years of his life in that lonely place.
Rocky’s story was surely heartbreaking, and although they didn’t have intentions to adopt a dog when they came there, they looked at him and couldn’t help but falling for his sweet old face. They knew it was meant to be and decided to adopt him.
The senior pooch was over the moon, and the couple knew they were going to show him what Christmas was all about, family!
Shortly after Rocky was finally at his forever home, Beth dedicated some time to write her rescue dog a letter promising that she will always be there for him and give him.
The local shelter posted it on Facebook:
“I took you on knowing we were going to have to take extra care of you. Knowing that one day you weren’t going to make it outside in time to use the restroom and I would have to clean it up, I knew one day I was going to have to carry you up the stairs when you no longer have the strength to do it. I knew you were going to eventually lose your hearing and eyesight and we were going to have to spend extra money to make the house safer for you. I knew one day I am going to have to say goodbye to you. But until then you are the best gift I have ever gotten and I’m really sad I couldn’t give you the best 17 years you deserved but I promise you’ll have a great life from now to the day I have to say goodbye!”
Rocky quickly blended in and felt comfortable, I mean, it’s no wonder after being pampered by this lovely couple. They even got him dog ice cream!
The grateful doggo cherished every moment with his loving human companions and loved goofing around with them. Beth and Rocky’s favorite thing to do was napping together.
Although Rocky’s life was tough, Beth wanted to make sure he would get his happy ending with lots of love, treats, and cuddles.
When Beth and Michael were expecting, Rocky was there by his mom’s side the whole time, and when baby Hazel was born, the loyal dog was protective of her and loved spending time with her.
We are happy for Rocky that he got the home he truly deserved.