Rockie’s A+ report card helped him get adopted | Forgotten Friends

Found back in January as a stray, he was brought to the HSNBA and was their longest-stay dog until he got adopted.

NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas — After spending almost six months waiting at the shelter, Rockie was adopted! We think his A+ grades on his report card probably did the trick. We hope you have a long and healthy life filled with love.


Our “Forgotten Friends” series showcases a dog or cat each week that has spent time at an area shelter, just waiting for someone to notice them and bring them home to love. 

On this week’s Forgotten Friends we meet Rockie, a one to two-year-old terrier pitbull mix that was found running loose as a stray in a New Braunfels park and brought to the Humane Society in New Braunfels (HSNBA) back in January. Sadly, nobody ever claimed him. He is currently the longest staying dog at the shelter.

“We couldn’t figure out why he wasn’t getting adopted so last weekend, our Dog Program Manager took him home for a long weekend sleep over,” said Sarah Hammond, Executive Director HSNBA. “He did great with her dogs and with her cat, and didn’t even bother the chickens she keeps.”

 She even made him a cute little report card to show how he did!

She discovered that Rockie is just about the perfect dog! He likes cats, other dogs and doesn’t mind chickens. He’s potty trained, crate trained, likes toys and loves to cuddle. He warmed up to strangers quickly is good on a leash and really likes to ride in cars.

He weighs in at about 50 pounds and is is healthy, vaccinated, microchipped, heartwarm negative and neutered.

“Rockie can be just a little bit standoffish with new people which may be why he has been here so long, but once he knows you, he’s a great little dog,” said Sarah.

His adoption fee is only $17 if you adopt him before the end of March, because HSNBA is celebrating “St. Pittie’s Month” and all of their adult pit bull mixes are only $17 to adopt until the end of the month. 

You can submit your application for Rockie right here:

Or visit the Humane Society of the New Braunfels Area located at 3353 Morningside Drive in New Braunfels, call them at (830) 629-5287 or email them at

They are open:

  • Monday – Friday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Saturdays: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Sundays and Holidays: Closed to the public 

For whoever adopts Rockie, Lucy’s Doggy Daycare & Spa will be lending a paw by offering them a free “Glow Up” Day at the Spa, which includes a massage therapy bath and Pawdicure. One of Lucy’s most cherished core values is to continue Lucy’s legacy of giving back to pups in need, as Lucy herself was a rescue!

Could you be that person? 


Are you ready to adopt an animal but you’re not sure what you are looking for? Visit their website to see all of their available cats and dogs CLICK HERE. They also always need more fosters. Did you know they pay for all the costs including food, medical and just about everything else? You just supply the home and the love! CLICK HERE to learn more.

HSNBA has a new Volunteer Coordinator and they always need more folks to help out with the animals. Do you want to get involved? CLICK HERE for more information.

Would you like to help the animals at the shelter? You can order from their Amazon Wish List!

CLICK HERE to see what they need most. Two things they really need right now are potty pads and peanut butter! They use the peanut butter to stuff puzzle toys. It gives the dogs something fun to do while they are stuck inside due to the cold. Just make sure it doesn’t have xylitol in it which is toxic to dogs!

As with all shelters, cash is always appreciated, since money comes in handy to pay the veterinary bills associated with saving all the animals in need.

CLICK HERE to donate to the shelter.

Remember when you adopt a shelter pet, you save two lives… the one you bring home with you and the one that now will be saved because the shelter has more room.

You can go to to check out more stories, photos and videos of adoptable pets, plus updates on pets we’ve featured who have found a new “forever” home.

If you know of a Forgotten Friend that has been overlooked and is still looking for a “furr-ever” home, contact Andrea at

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