My name is ROCKY!

Boxer Mix Dog for adoption in Knoxville, Tennessee - ROCKY
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Facts about ROCKY

  • Breed: Boxer Mix
  • Color: Brindle - With White
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
ROCKY is not a Woof River pup! He is being cared for by a close friend of the rescue. To receive an adoption application for Rocky please email Lauren is also the person to contact with additional questions. Woof River volunteers will not know the answers.

Rocky is a 1.5 year old, 50 lb bag of hugs and kisses. When he is not snuggling with his foster mom on the bed under the covers with his head on the pillow or sunbathing by the pool in the backyard, he enjoys spending quiet afternoons in his kennel, which he happily trots into before his foster mom leaves for work, day dreaming of milk bones and squeaky toys. While hopping into bed with you at night, he will always leave in the middle of the night (just like a man) to sleep in his kennel along with his favorite blanket.
Besides being the most lovable dog you will ever meet, he also has impeccable house manners, potty trained, knows how to use a doggy door, and is a graduate of formal obedience training. He is a dream on a leash and responsive to commands. He has a medium-high energy level and is ready to go at any moment for a good walk, jog or game of fetch. But just say the word and he is just as content to take a nap with you. No matter where you go he will always be there with you. Sitting on your lap with his paws on your shoulders looking at you or having you hold him like a baby as he falls asleep, you might be confused whether you brought a new child into your house.
Perhaps his favorite companion and past time in the home is his 1 year old “little human sister,” Scarlett, who he enjoys looking after and oh-so-gently accepting any Gerber Graduates she is willing to share. He will also bring his toy to her to play. Rocky gets along wonderfully with some dogs. Other dogs and he just don't seem to hit it off. This could certainly be an issue with the other dogs rather than Rocky. However, we want to be sure that his next family is his forever family so we think a one dog household is the best option for him. Rocky is an incredibly loyal, patient and endlessly sweet companion. He will make a phenomenal addition to one lucky family.

To request an adoption application for ROCKY please email Please understand that contacting Woof River will only result in your email being forwarded to Lauren. She is in charge of his adoption and has all the knowledge on this wonderful boy.

ROCKY and all the Woof River dogs start their journey in Memphis, Tennessee where they remain in loving foster families until they are adopted. Once adopted, they travel via one of our transport partners to their new forever homes. We use Alpha Dog Pet Transport for our New England, Nashville, and Knoxville adoptions ( and The Road Home Pet Transport for our Midwest adopters (

Breed selection is done in conjunction with two local vets and is not to be considered a guarantee but rather a well-educated decision from well qualified staff.

Due to the extremely high volume of inquiries we receive, we ask that you request, complete, and submit an application before asking additional questions. We try very hard to include all pertinent information in our bios. We are excited to help you find your new family member. However, Woof River and our rescue friends are is 100% volunteers. We want to spend our time saving dogs and assisting those adopters who have taken the time to complete an application. Thank you for understanding.

Thank you for choosing rescue!!

About WOOF RIVER ANIMAL RESCUE- Knoxville Chapter

About Our Rescue Group...

Woof River Animal Rescue is a 100% volunteer run foster based organization in Memphis, TN. Our mission is to save as many dogs and puppies as possible from high kill shelters and the streets in the South. Each and every dog lives as part of the family in a loving foster home until the perfect forever home is found.

An average of 1200 dogs a month are euthanized in the MidSouth. There are also countless dogs living on the streets without vet care or even shelter. These heartbreaking numbers are the fuel that keeps us working all day every day for free.

We serve all ages and breeds. We believe every dog deserves a chance at a warm, loving home every day of his life - and that new life starts with us!

Come Meet Our Pets...

All of our dogs are fostered in the Memphis area. We are happy to for you to come to Memphis and meet any of our dogs once you have an APPROVED adoption application on file. We unable to do meet and greets for anyone outside of Memphis, unless you are willing and able to travel to Memphis yourself.

Our Adoption Process...

The first step towards adopting a Woof River Animal Rescue pup is completing the adoption application! The application gives us background information necessary to select the best fit family for each dog and vise versa. We are excited to work with you to find your furry new family member! We take our job very seriously and want to do everything possible to ensure each and every dog will be with his adopted family for life.

We highly suggest submitting an application describing the type of dog you are looking for even if you don't see that particular dog on our adoptapet page. We don't have every dog posted at once. Also, there are hundreds of homeless dogs in this area so there is a large chance that just what you are searching for can be found.

We are all volunteers, but we also respect the time of our adopters. We try to have all applications processed in 5 business days or less. Once your application has been processed we will contact you. If you are approved, then we will send you the adoption contract, spay/neuter contract (for puppies under 6 months), transport information, and payment information. All adoption fees may be paid via PayPal, credit card, or debit card. All payments are handled securely through the PayPal site. However, you do not have to have a PayPal account to pay with credit or debit.

Adoption fees are $250 for Memphis, $300 for Nashville, and $450 for our Knoxville, Midwest, and New England. Adoption fees are a direct result of $250 local adoption fee plus cost of health certificate and transport.

Once the adoption is official, we put our adopters in touch with the foster parents. The foster parents are happy to talk with you about your dog's current routine and favorite things. This is priceless in helping you prepare for your new arrival!

In order to qualify for Woof River’s program all of the following steps must be met:

• You must be at least 18 years of age and be able to provide proof of age.
• Any current pets must be up to date on vaccinations, and be spayed/neutered. Exceptions to this will only be considered if proof of a medical explanation is provided.
• If you currently rent, you must provide a landlord’s phone number and a copy of your executed lease.
• All members of the family living in the home where the animal will be placed must agree be interviewed.
• If needed, you allow a Woof River representative into your home for a visit to insure that your home is safe for the potential new dog.
• Be able and willing to spend the time and money necessary to provide training, medical treatment and proper care for a pet.

Because we are a volunteer based organization, we receive hundreds of inquiries each day. We are unable to answer all questions until an adoption application has been received.