Nonprofit PetSmart Charities works with more than 3,000 local adoption partners to facilitate roughly 400,000 pet adoptions each year.
This year alone, more than 1,000 pet adopters shared their uplifting adoption stories with PetSmart Charities on its website. They have chosen the top 12 that warmed everyones hearts the most and compiled them into a “12 Days of Adoption Cheer”.
Day 8 – Rocky from Atlantic City, NJ. Pet Parents: Sandy & Glenn Sorrentino
Having three legs has never slowed Rocky down. If anything, it has had the exact opposite effect.
“He’s such a hoot,” said his pet parent, Sandy Sorrentino. “This dog believes he can do anything.”
Because Rocky was born with only three legs, he had a hard time winning hearts at his humane society in Grafton, W.Va. Thankfully, the PetSmart Charities Rescue Waggin’ program took him on the ride of his life and brought him to Atlantic City, N.J., where he had a better chance of finding a forever home. It was there that Sandy first met Rocky, and after days of thinking about the puppy, she and her husband Glenn finally gave in to their love for him. They went back and officially adopted him, and now he spends his days running, playing and living a healthy life. Even though it took several months to find this special-needs dog a new home, nothing is missing from Rocky’s life now.