My name is Professor Rocko!

Boxer Dog for adoption in Sunderland, Massachusetts - Professor Rocko
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I found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.

Professor Rocko's Info...

I am already neutered, housetrained, purebred, and up to date with shots.

Professor Rocko's Story...
05/16/10: Professor Rocko Can Teach Us All A Thing Or Two

Professor Rocko has not had much luck with the previous caretakers in his life. His most recent family (they had him for two years) was moving out of state and could not bring “The Professor” along. Their new residence would not allow dogs over 35 lbs. so they told their children that Rocko was going to “a friends home” till they got settled. Poor kids. Poor Rocko.

The people said they tried to find Rocko a new home for a month without success. When they called us they said they were moving in 3 days and they would have to drop him off at their local pound if we could not help them; a definite death sentence for an older dog.

We had no idea where we were going to put him but we could not stand the thought of leaving this wonderful senior boy in this situation; so we picked him up. We are very grateful to the people who agreed to foster him at a moments notice.

When we picked up Rocko he was covered with fleas and came with no medical history. We immediately took him to a vet where they gave him a full examination, Rabies vaccine, heartworm/lyme test, and medication to kill the fleas. The poor boy. We were told by his previous owners that he had two large lumps on his hind legs but when we got him we discovered that he also had lumps on his head, multiple spots on his legs, and other various places on his body. We will have the vet take a closer look at him in the near future. We suspect that the doctor will want to aspirate some of the lumps but we want him to settle in a bit first.

His foster home tells us Professor Rocko is wonderful……“He is such a DOLL. He has never had an accident, and he gets along with everything and everyone.” Nothing we don’t already know because SENIORS ARE THE BEST!!!

Sweet wonderful Rocko has been handed some tough breaks in life, yet he remains positive and continues to make the best of things…..a good life lesson for us all.

Can you donate to help
Professor Rocko?

You can send a check directly to: Northeastern Boxer Rescue
P.O. Box 95 Sunderland MA 01375. or use PayPal

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Facts about Professor Rocko

  • Breed: Boxer
  • Color: Brindle
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Professor Rocko, a Sunderland Boxer dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Boxer for sale in Sunderland, or seeking a Boxer dog from a breeder in Sunderland.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Sunderland already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Sunderland breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Boxer breeders who help with Boxer rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Sunderland paves the way for another one to be saved.