Your next best friend is waiting for you at the animal shelter in Texarkana! Rocky is a Shepherd mix that is at the shelter but he would rather be at your house for the holidays. Rocky walks good on a leash and is very obedient. He likes his groceries and is a bit of a chunk but that doesn't slow him down when you call. He runs up and sits right down in front of you ready for your next command.

Rocky, Provide a Pet a Pad
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Rocky is a very good dog. He gives kisses on command. He looks like just another black dog among so many others until you stop by his kennel long enough to notice that he is looking into your soul...begging for you to give him a chance.

Rocky, Provide a Pet a Pad
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Rocky, Provide a Pet a Pad
Photo by Mimi C/Townsquare Media

Rocky knows how to sit. He gets along with dogs too.

He loves affection from people and would be by your side when you needed him.

Rocky, Provide a Pet a Pad
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Go by and take Rocky out and visit with him in the big exercise area at the shelter. There are toys to play with and benches to sit on to enjoy your time hanging out. Sharing shelter dogs on Facebook helps save hundreds of lives each year.

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You can go to the shelter and adopt one today or sponsor a dog to save a life.

Rocky, Provide a Pet a Pad
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T-shirts are available at Legendary Firearms in Nash off Hwy 82. They are $18 each. Thanks for supporting our shelter animals!

You can sponsor a shelter animal and help it get a home quicker! Contact the shelter to find out more. 870-773-6388. Please visit the shelter's new Facebook page to see if there is an animal there that you would be interested in adopting, fostering or sponsoring.

NEW shelter Facebook page

It is so unfortunate that there are thousands of dogs that are euthanized every year in our local shelter when there are so many dogs that would make fabulous pets. Please help us make a difference by spreading the word--share this blog on your Facebook page, Tweet about it too.

The shelter's adoption fees range from $40 to $144, depending on the gender and size of the animal or whether they have been spayed or neutered yet. You can also have your pet micro-chipped for only $20 right at the shelter! That way if your pet is ever lost, he can be returned to you quickly.

If you would like to foster a dog contact the shelter to get information about dog rescues in our area that can help.

The Animal Care and Adoption Center is located at 203 Harrison St., Texarkana, Ark. 71854 and is open Monday through Saturday between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.