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Diamonds in the Ruff

Finding loving homes for our overlooked dogs and cats 


Meet Rocky


Get to know the Diamond

Rocky is an affectionate and fun-loving guy looking for his furever home. His story as we know it started as a stray in Russia 3 years ago. After coming to Buddy Dog, he found his new family in no time! Unfortunately, his family realized they were not the right fit for Rocky.


He LOVED lounging and roaming their large yard and playing fetch, but they were unable to fence it in and Rocky assumed the woods behind were his too and would often wander for hours on end. He eventually thought he had to protect his area from intruders, like squirrels and rude dogs walking the trails. However, he would be a terrible watchdog because after a polite alarm bark, visitors will likely face the wrath of his cuddles and kisses, and may be asked to play fetch.


He would love a home as an only dog in a quiet area with a fenced-in yard for him to lounge in. He does well with kids who are old enough to understand boundaries and won't forget to close the door behind them. He has been nearly entirely indifferent to the shelter dogs, happily ignoring them in favor of human attention and playtime. He even did well with the shelter kitties, giving them plenty of space and respectfully excusing himself when hissed at.


He is housebroken, crate trained, and good on the leash when there aren't distractions, like squirrels or rude dogs. He is also VERY squeaky toy motivated, whether it's time for fetch or if he needs to meticulously (messily) extract the squeaky from their fluffy prison.


  • Age: 6.5 years old

  • D.O.B.: Approximately June 2017

  • Sex: Male (neutered)

  • Breed: Shepherd/Terrier mix

  • Weight: 56lbs


  • Experience with dogs recommended.

  • Good with dog-savvy kids 10 and up

  • No apartment-style or multi-family homes.

  • Prefers to be an only dog.

  • Good with calm, dog-savvy cats.

  • No more than 8 hours alone a day; longer would require a potty and exercise break in the middle.

The ideal home described above is based on the knowledge of Buddy Dog’s staff. This list reflects what Buddy Dog staff believe will be necessary for the animals to succeed and be happy in an adoptive home.


We ask all prospective adopters to fill out an online application, which can be found here. If the animal becomes available and your application has been approved to move onto the next step, a staff member will schedule a remote interview prior to scheduling a meet-and-greet with the eligible animals.

Please by patient as we receive many applications daily. If you have any questions, feel free to email or leave a voicemail at 978-443-6990.

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