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About Save Rocky

Save Rocky the Great Dane Rescue and Rehab is a federal 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and re-homing of Great Danes, Great Dane mixes, and other giant breeds that have been abused, neglected and/or abandoned.

We are nationwide, which means that we operate within each state in the United States. However, we are based in Texas. Our group is completely lead by volunteers whom we are grateful for.

SRGDRR Inc's tax ID number is #470980038. Our mailing address is P.O. Box 5895, Longview, TX 75608. Our PayPal and email address is [email protected]. We are a recognized charity through PayPal which allows us to receives funds immediately when donations go through PayPal.

Save Rocky the Great Dane Rescue and Rehab is funded by donations, adoption donations, and fundraisers. Donations through us are tax-deductible. All of the funds we raise go directly to our rescue fund. If you're looking to help us make a difference, donate a small or large amount of funds, items from our wishlist, or your time through volunteering. Thank you for your time and interest.

Our Goal

To work with animal shelters, humane societies, and other rescues to protect Great Danes and other giant breeds by locating forever homes. Additionally, we want to educate people about the need for sterilization of all pets, proper health care, nutritional requirements, and the process of spaying/neutering of a pet. We ask that you help us achieve our goal by sharing our rescue with your family and friends. The more awareness that we are able to create, the better the Great Dane breed, and all breeds, will be in the long run. No matter how small your contribution is, it makes a difference, regardless of the cause.

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Platinum Level Seal of Transparency from Guidestar

Click the button below to view our nonprofit profile on Guidestar. Guidestar is an information service specializing in reporting about nonprofits in the United States. Save Rocky the Great Dane Rescue and Rehab is an organization with platinum level transparency, the highest achievable level.


Our Story

Our rescue was founded in honor and memory of Rocky, the Great Dane, whom we tried desperately to save in June 2011. Despite all of our efforts and offers of rehab, he was irresponsibly and needlessly euthanized on June 12, 2011. Every single dog that enters our rescue and rehabilitation will be provided with the care and love that Rocky was denied. The Danes we save will be in his memory and honor. For those of you who do not know Rocky's story, please read below.

Rocky's Story

Rocky was a 3-year-old Great Dane that was owner surrendered June 1, 2011, to the Hernando County Animal Shelter in Brooksville, Florida for biting the owner's boyfriend. Euthanization was requested after a 10-day quarantine by the owner. This same owner adopted Rocky from this same shelter in May 2010. He was brought in at the time with a female Dane named Emma. In May 2010, an unnamed rescue tagged Rocky and Emma for rescue, but while awaiting transport, the shelter allowed Rocky and Emma to be adopted out separately thus canceling out all rescue efforts. We had rescue ready to take Rocky ourselves and he would have been going to a wonderful ranch completely fenced on 7 acres. He would have been the only dog in the area and been rehabilitated to be the Great Dane he was meant to be. We offered our rescue services to the vet on site at Hernando County Animal Shelter and they refused. They also refused our animal behavior specialists from the entrance to assess Rocky. Sadly, Rocky left this world on June 12, 2011, despite our efforts; thus, this rescue was founded. Rocky gained media attention with his story, but it still does not justify the wrongdoing towards him. While we were unable to save Rocky, with your prayers and support, we can save others in his honor! Please share and re-post as much as you can if you see an animal in need like Rocky. Thank you!

Rocky the Great Dane from Hernado