My name is Rocko!

Bullmastiff/Pit Bull Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Atlanta, Georgia - Rocko
Photo 1 - Bullmastiff/Pit Bull Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Atlanta, Georgia - Rocko
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Ahimsa House

Facts about Rocko

  • Breed: Bullmastiff/Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Color: Black - With White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
Ahimsa House is a non-profit serving the state of Georgia specifically assisting domestic violence victims who are seeking safety with temporary care of their pets. Because owning a pet can act as a barrier for victims of domestic violence to seek services, Ahimsa House offers up to 60 days of confidential shelter for the pets of victims, as well as emergency and routine veterinary care, a 24-hour crisis hotline, assistance with pet deposits and pet supplies, and more. When clients enter their pets in our program, they sign a contract that they will reclaim within 60 days. However, this does not always happen.

Rocko is a 7-year old bullmastiff and pit bull mix. He has been in our program since mid-October and his mom, through no fault of her own, is not in a position to reclaim him. Rocko is currently with one of our boarding partners although we are desperately seeking a new home for him. He is neutered, heartworm negative, and up-to-date on vaccinations. He is also undergoing veterinary treatment for multiple skin infections, as he has severe allergies that, left untreated for so long, led to a secondary infection. The vet has ruled out mange and ringworm, and the steroid treatments, antibiotics, and medicated baths have been making him more comfortable, but he still has a long way to go before a veterinarian can identify the root of his skin problems.

Temperament-wise, Rocko is a sweet older guy who is happy to chew on a tennis ball and be loved on. He gets along great with other dogs his age who are calm and docile, and does best in situations where he feels confident. Rocko has responded with aggression in situations where high-energy dogs will not give him space, and in one situation where a cat was acting aggressively.

We are trying our best to find Rocko a new home. He is the sweetest guy and we are are confident that despite his age and allergies will make the right family extremely happy!!

About Ahimsa House

About Our Rescue Group...

In families affected by domestic violence, pets are also at risk. Abusers threaten, injure, and kill family pets to terrorize others in the home--yet most domestic violence shelters are unable to allow pets to accompany their owners to safety. Nearly 50% of individuals delay escaping the abuse because of concern about their pets. Ahimsa House provides emergency pet safehousing, veterinary care, pet-related safety planning, legal advocacy, a 24-hour crisis line, outreach programs, and other services to help the human and animal victims of domestic violence across Georgia reach safety together. When it is not possible for the animal and his or her owner to be reunited, we look for loving adoptive homes for the pets.

Our Adoption Process...

We have an adoption application and interview process for all prospective adopters. We charge a $125 adoption fee for dogs and $90 adoption fee for cats.