All of our dogs and cats have had the following treatment and/or procedure as standard. You will be notified of any exceptions. Exceptions are made on medical grounds only.

  • Desexed
  • Vaccinated
  • Microchipped
  • Wormed Intestinally
  • Heartworm prevention
  • Flea treated + prevention

* Our pets are treated for heart worm using a monthly treatment. Please check with your vet before having a yearly heart worm injection.

  • Adopting your new pet – cat or dog -will be the beginning of a lifetime of love, joy and companionship.
  • Please only consider adoption if you are ready for a lifetime commitment.
  • All of our dogs and cats up for adoption have a brief description of their personality and temperament, together with their photo. These descriptions are written by their Foster Carer or someone who has been spent considerable time with the dog or cat.

It is important to note:

  •  Most of these dogs and cats have been rescued from council pounds. Some have been surrendered to Rocky’s.
  •  Meetings with a new dog or cat are arranged by Rocky’s K9 Rescue and their Foster Carer. The Foster Carer will be able to answer more specific questions applicable to each dog or cat. Our dogs or cats may or may not have some basic training (we list what we know on their profile) and they may or may not be toilet trained. Some dogs or cats, as part of all the confusion whilst in the pound, lose their toilet training. Their foster carer will work to reinstate their training, and you will need to keep up that good work once you adopt. Many of our dogs and cats are house-trained, and some have basic training. Specific information on each dog or cat will be found on their profile.
  • All of our dogs and cats are microchipped, heart worm treated, treated for worms and fleas and are up-to-date with their vaccinations. All of our dogs and cats are desexed (the only exceptions are for medical reasons).
  • Dogs and cats in rescue may have already had a traumatic experience. The pound itself is pretty frightening. Some animals are, or have been, grieving for their former owners. Foster care will very much help to settle the animal and get him/her ready for adoption. While it is our greatest wish to see each and every dog and cat find their forever home, we go to some trouble to ensure that the adoption placement is the right one. There is an Adoption Application to complete and we urge you to be prepared for lifelong commitment. All the members of your family should meet your new dog or cat prior to adoption.
  • It will normally take a few weeks for a dog or cat to settle into a new family, new rules and a new routine. This will require patience and quite possibly involve a whole lot of fun!
  • Please consider adoption of your pet very carefully. We see it as a lifetime commitment. If you are unsure as to whether you can commit to care for the lifetime of the pet, perhaps Foster Care would be suitable.
  • If, at any time in the future, your circumstances change and you are unable to care for your pet, please contact Rocky’s K9 Rescue as we will either take back one of our rescue dogs or cats, or assist you with rehoming in exceptional circumstances. Please do not take your dog or cat to a pound. Please contact us to discuss.
  • The final decision to allow a dog or cat to be adopted is always at the discretion of Rocky’s K9 Rescue.
  • For more information please contact us

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