My name is Rocky!

Shepherd (Unknown Type)/Dachshund Mix Dog for adoption in Paintsville, Kentucky - Rocky
Photo 1 - Shepherd (Unknown Type)/Dachshund Mix Dog for adoption in Paintsville, Kentucky - Rocky
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I found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.

Rocky's Info...

I am already neutered, housetrained, a special needs pet, up to date with shots, and good with dogs.

Rocky's Story...
this little guy has an amazing story to tell! he is a true survivor and is very lucky to be alive. poor rocky had been a stray trying to survive and had fallen onto a rock ledge on a hillside and could not get off. he was stuck on this ledge for 8 days crying for help. a concerned couple kept hearing him and tried contacting the police, fire dept, search and rescue, and other organizations for help. finally, on his 9th day of being stuck no the ledge with no food or water, the wonderful van lear volunteer fire dept offered to come and check out the situation....and luckily, he was found in the nick of time. this poor guy could have easily died a horrible death of starvation or dehydration, but he kept his hopes up that someone would hear his cries for help and save him. now, he is hoping his will to survive will not be in vain, and their will be a wonderful family out there who will provide him a loving home. rocky is very frightened of new people, but is learning to trust and in time, is going to make a wonderful companion! this boy fought to survive and please make his fight worth while and give him the love and kindness he has never known. he is only about 25 lbs and is less than a yr old. he is also working on housetraining and doing wonderfully! he gets along well with his foster brothers and sisters and has been playing and finally getting to enjoy his life. if you would be interested in meeting rocky, please email mary at or melisa at Most of our dogs come from very high kill rural area shelters. Most have been neglected and/or abused, so please consider giving a loving new home to one of our wonderful will be repaid with years of love and devotion. TRANSPORT CAN LIKELY BE ARRANGED TO AN APPROVED HOME. Thanks for looking! I need a sponsor! If you can't adopt, please consider sponsoring a needy dog. For a small donation, you can help cover food and vet costs for these homeless animals!

Facts about Rocky

  • Breed: Shepherd (Unknown Type)/Dachshund Mix
  • Color: Black - With Brown, Red, Golden, Orange Or Chestnut
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male

Other Pets at T.R.A.I.N. (Transporting & Rescuing - Kentucky Chapter Animals In Need)

Why Adoption is a Great Option

Rocky, a Paintsville Shepherd (Unknown Type)/Dachshund dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Shepherd (Unknown Type)/Dachshund for sale in Paintsville, or seeking a Shepherd (Unknown Type)/Dachshund dog from a breeder in Paintsville.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Paintsville 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 Paintsville 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 Shepherd (Unknown Type)/Dachshund breeders who help with Shepherd (Unknown Type)/Dachshund rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Paintsville paves the way for another one to be saved.