Applications Closed: Rocky Balboa

Rocky loves being outside and going for walks, he loves attention and just wants to be by you all the time; he just wants to be loved!

(Applications Closed)

  • Male
  • Husky mix
  • 3yrs
  • 55lbs
  • No other pets
  • No kids (please see description)
  • Smart and Friendly
  • House trained

Especial thanks to Indigo Pet Photography for such beautiful shots of Rocky!

About Rocky

This sweet boy was surrendered by his owner and his teeth are worn down so there’s a good chance he lived on a chain. Rocky is a smart, friendly boy; house trained but does not like to be crated. He can be dog selective and ignores cats, however, we suggest he be the only pet in the home as he sometimes gets jealous of other pets.

Rocky is friendly and fine meeting new people but does not like having his head or neck grabbed, so caution must be taken when meeting strangers, especially young children. For this reason, we suggest no kids or teens in the home either.

Rocky will need some leash training as he likes to pull during walks. A dominant dog, Rocky will need a strong handler who can take control of him and situations. His energy level is about a 6 out of 10, and he likes to run, but he can climb a chain-link fence so a wooden 6 ft fully-fenced yard would be ideal.

Rocky does not like to be handled and will let you know, so he will need to be muzzled at the vet or during any grooming. He also has some resource guarding, so caution must be taken until he is trained to give.

Adoption Fee | $400

Adoption fees help cover the costs associated with rescues, such as vetting, boarding and transportation.
They also cover spay/neuter, heartworm testing and treatment (if necessary), rabies and DHLPP vaccines, microchip, and one month of pet insurance prior to adoption.
For more information about adoption fees, please review our Adoption FAQs & Fees page.
Rocky requires a confident handler who understands him and will work with him to overcome his issues. He is doing well in his foster home and we believe he will continue to do well with the right adopter. Free training has been offered to any adopter within Niagara Region, Ontario.

We want to thank everyone who applied to adopt!  We have closed this application, but we do have other great pets looking for a forever home, click here to meet them!

Interested in Adopting Rocky? Apply Below.

Incomplete applications cannot be accepted. Pets Alive Niagara reserves the right to reject any application and reserves the sole right in determining the best placement for our animals.


Personal Information



Please provide four (4) NON-FAMILY references you have known for at least 2 years who know you as a pet owner or who can vouch for your overall responsibility. Because we are often unable to get a hold of references, causing a delay in processing applications, we require 4 individual references. We must speak to at least two (2) of your references before considering approving your adoption request.
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IMPORTANT: Please advise your veterinarian and references that we will be contacting them.

By submitting this application, the applicant and co-applicant(s) certify that the information given is true, and you understand that Pets Alive Niagara reserves the right to deny your application for any reason at any time. You further authorize the investigation of all statements in this application.