Save Rocky the Great Dane Rescue and Rehab is a national 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and re-homing of Great Danes, Great Dane mixes, and other breeds that have been abused, neglected and/or abandoned.
We are a Great Dane and Great Dane Mix Rescue in honor and memory of Rocky, the Great Dane, that we tried desperately to save in June 2013. Despite all of our efforts and offers of rehabilitation, he was irresponsibly and needlessly euthanized on June 12, 2013. Every sweet Dane that enters our rescue and rehabilitation will be provided with the care and love that Rocky was denied. Every Dane we save will be in his memory and honor.
Rocky was a 3 year old Great Dane that was owner surrendered June 1, 2013 to the Hernando County Animal Shelter in Brooksville, Florida for biting the owner's boyfriend, and requested euthanization after 10 day quarantine. This same owner adopted Rocky from this same shelter in May 2012. He was brought in at that time with a female Dane named Emma. In May 2012, rescue tagged Rocky and Emma for rescue but while awaiting transport, the shelter allowed Rocky and Emma to be adopted out separately thus cancelling all rescue efforts. We have rescue again ready to take Rocky and he would be going to a wonderful ranch on 7 acres that is completely fenced. He would be the only dog in the fenced in area and he would be rehabilitated to be the Great Dane he was meant to be. We have offered our rescue services to the Vet on site at Hernando County Animal Shelter and they have refused. They have refused our animal behavior specialists entrance to assess him. Please help us fight to save dogs like Rocky from euthanization by having them properly assessed, rescued and rehabilitated. Rocky gained media attention with his story. While we were unable to save Rocky, with your prayers and support we can save others in his honor! Thank you and please share and repost as much as you can. Rocky's time is up on June 9, 2013.