This is Rocky's mom, Beth. He needs to have cruciate surgery on his left hind leg and I'm having a great deal of trouble financially. Rocky came to my daughter Allison and I after a not-so-great start to life, and since we've had him, our lives have been better. Allison and I wanted to adopt a golden retriever to be honest, but after reading the emergency listing posted on NH Craigslist by his previous owner, I couldn't just ignore it.
I called her and she told me the situation they were in and that her soon to be ex husband came home to collect some of his things that day. She mentioned to him how hard it was to be raising their children, another dog, and a puppy all at the same time. This is when he became very upset with her, dragged Rocky outback by the collar and held a shotgun to his head, right in front of his wife and kids! He said to her, "well if he's that much trouble, I'll take care of him right now then." After hearing this, I immediately set up a time to meet her in a church parking lot, fell in love with my baby right away, and the rest is happy history! Needless to say Rocky is nowhere near a golden, but he's absolutely perfect for us and in our eyes. He is a member of our family and will be forever!
My four-legged son means the absolute world to my daughter and I. Our lives simply would not be the same without him. Please consider helping us be able to move forward with this surgery for him. There's nothing more I want in this world then to take care of my family and for them to have a great life. Being a single mother, I try every day to do just this, but I just don't have the money for this surgery and it's literally tearing me apart. Rocky deserves to be happy, and I will do anything I can to make this happen, even if it's swallowing my pride for once, and admitting I need some help.
Thank you for taking the time to read this, and please be well and safe. Take good care!