Rainbow Bridge: Brown With Grey Face Boxer Male

  • Dog ID 119152
  • Status Rainbow Bridge
  • Registered 25 Aug 2017
  • Gender & Breed Male Boxer
  • Age Elderly
  • Colour Brown with grey face
  • Marks & Scars
  • Tagged Unknown
  • Microchipped Yes
  • Tattooed Unknown
  • Date Lost 23 Aug 2017
  • Where Lost Rocky was last seen in his garden in Beauport Holiday Park in Hastings early morning on Wednesday, after which he disappeared. We believe he got the scent of deer chased them and got lost.
  • Lost In Region South East
  • Lost In Post Area TN38
  • Date Found 27 Aug 2017
  • Where Found behind a back garden fence in Harrow Lane area (Westfield side of Ridge) having crossed the busy roads. Many thanks to the kind person who heard and rescued him.
  • Found In Region South East
  • Found In Post Area TN38
  • Date Reunited 27 Aug 2017
  • Other Info Rocky is a very sweet, friendly dog and although elderly is quite healthy and energetic for his age.
  • Phone 1 07920 157929
  • Phone 2 07944 866878
  • Listed By Laurence Allen
  • Views 9352
  • Alerts Sent 258
  • ROCKY TRIBUTE Poster Image
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charlie and sooty
that tribute has left me in tears. Run Free Rocky. My thoughts are with the family x
Sending condolences to Rocky's family. It is always very hard to let them go, I know as had to make the same decision just recently for my yorkie who was 16 yrs of age, how wonderful it was that Rocky was reunited with you. RIP Rocky xx
Julie G
So sorry to read the update. Condolences to the family. Run free Rocky x
So very, very sorry for your loss. Rest in Peace precious Rocky. Thoughts and prayers with you and your family. Run free at Rainbow Bridge till you all meet again xx
So very sorry to hear sad news of Rocky. Run free at rainbow bridge sweet boy. My thoughts are with Rockys owners at this sad time. R.I.P Rocky.xxx
Ohhh, I am So, So Sorry :(
RIP Gorgeous Rocky - What a Fighter You were & You Held out til your Family could Find You & Wrap You with LOVE xx
Bless You, the Kind Neighbour who Heard You & Cared For You in your hours of need x

My Thought are with Rocky's Fammily at this time x
Its heartbreaking to lose your beloved pet, what a happy life he must have had with such caring loving owners. What a tribute to your boy; he knew how much he was loved. Night night beautiful boy xxx
Oh no! I am so very sorry that Rocky has gone to Rainbow Bridge. My thoughts are with his family. Night, night Rocky. sleep tight, and have fun at the bridge with all your pals. RIP+ God Blessx A~~~Candle~~~burns for you. Run free Rocky (HUG) To lose a pet is a horrible time for the owners, as we all know. One day when the time is right, you will meet Rocky at the bridge. And he will show you the way. You will be forever together.. And Rocky will be young again Rocky has left behind his earthly body,. but his spirit remains with you, And his paw prints etched on your hearts. God Bles your family ((((((HUG))))))Last edited: 2017-08-28 19:16:54 by janiejewel1649
DogLostMillypod (Chris) - Administrative Volunteer
So very sorry. Run free Gorgeous Rocky.xx

DogLostJulie - Social Media Team, Surrey
So sorry god bless dear Rocky - my thoughts are with your owners. RIP sweetheart. J. x
So sorry to read the update, but what a wonderful tribute to Rocky by his owner.
Deepest sympathy, what a lovely boy he was and what a great life he had with you. Gone but never forgotten. Thinking of you. Xx
Georgy Porgy
So very sorry but thankful that you found him in time to say goodbye. Him knowing you were with him would have been of great comfort I'm sure. Sweet dreams Rocky X
Millys Mum
Dear Laurence and family. Like so many others, I am so very sorry to hear the sad news about Rocky. What a truly remarkable dog he sounded! It was so good to know that he was found in time for you to spend the final hours with him and be with him at the end of his wonderful life. Just loved the happy photo of the Rocky enjoying himself on the beach May this very special boy rest in peace. Thinking of you all at this sad time.
Oh my lord, that tribute has got me in tears. What a great dog who had a great life. Thinking of his family at such a very sad time. X
DogLostClarkey - Area Co-ordinator, East Sussex
Photo added: Rocky having fun on the beach in happier times.
Laurence has been posting this:

"Sadly today on his 13th birthday the beautiful boy has passed on, he's gone peacefully in his sleep, being held by me wrapped in towels that have his whole families scent on, his gorgeous face kept all who was around him smiling to the end, we all did all we could it was a gift to him to let him go, he is suspected to have had a stroke the morning of his disappearance which explains why he vanished as it's so out of character, this being the case means even if he was found earlier he wouldn't have been the dog we remember, he still survived for 5 days which is testament to his fighting spirit, he's not the kinda fella that would like to get old and senile, so it's fitting his wrong turn happened quickly, We are so grateful for his 13 strong years, he's been a brother, a son, a best mate and on occasions a doggy, to have met him is to adore him!
The support everyone has showed is humbling, we will not forget that.
Rocky: Sleeping but always awake in our thoughts! "

This wonderful tribute says it all, nothing more to add :(
DogLostSharon - Social Media Team
I'm truly sorry to read Rocky's sad update, X Thoughts are with his loving family. X
Run Free Sweetheart. X
I`m so very sorry to read this news, I can only say that Rocky`s owners have done what is the hardest thing to do, in the best interest of a much-loved 4 legged family member. I am sure Rocky had great comfort knowing his family were with him when they said goodbye. My condolences to all who knew and loved Rocky, and thank you to all those who helped look for him and cared for him when he was found.
DogLostHelen - Regional Co-ordinator East Anglia.
Such heartbreaking news, run free over the bridge and be young again x
How sad. So glad you had the chance to say goodbye.So many happy years to remember.
Brave owners
Thoughts are with you
DogLostClarkey - Area Co-ordinator, East Sussex
Have poor internet at moment but have had very sad news. Although brave Rocky made it through the night his condition had not improved. So Laurence and his family have made the hard decision to let Rocky go.
Run free laddie :(
DogLostJayne - Administrator, Head Office
Sending healing thoughts.
How kind of the finder.So relieved for the owners.Rocky .. hang in there. xxx
Fingers and paws all crossed for Rocky, come on lad you can get through this x
So very pleased Rocky has been found and so hoping he will be ok. Sending him healing thoughts and prayers and thinking of his family also x
DogLostSpringerMad - Area Volunteer, East Sussex
So pleased you have found Rocky. Fingers crossed he will be ok x
So pleased to see Rocky has been found. Well done to the person who rescued him and took him home. Poster power has meant he was quickly returned to his family and getting the care he needs. Everything crossed that Rocky will make a good recovery.
I do hope Rocky will make a good recovery.
Praying hard for Rocky`s full recoveryx
Julie G
Everything crossed for Rocky. I truly hope he'll be okay x
DogLostClarkey - Area Co-ordinator, East Sussex
I'm sure Laurence will appreciate everyone's kind comments and messages. He's in a poor internet reception area at the mo so may not be able to post anything for a while.
Many thanks to all who helped search for Rocky. It's made a huge difference to Laurence and his family at a very difficult time.
As soon as there is any update on Rocky's condition I'll let you all know.

Please could I ask anyone who sees posters up to take them down as the family are obviously concentrating on Rocky and his recovery now. Thanks again.
so pleased that Rocky has been found. Lovely caring thing to do by the person who carried Rocky back to their house. Your a s*** Hope Rocky makes a full recovery, and am sending him healing thoughts, and gentle ((((((HUGS))))))xxxxx "Come on Rocky you can do it" Paws xd.Last edited: 2017-08-27 19:27:11 by janiejewel1649
So pleased that Rocky has been found - wishing him the strength to recover and return home x
Millys Mum
So pleased to hear that Rocky has been found and reunited with his worried family. Also a huge thank you to Rocky's saviours who heard Rocky's 'calls' for help. What wonderful, caring folk. I wish Rocky a speedy recovery and hope that his strength gets him through this difficult time. Awaiting a favourable update. GET WELL SOON ROCKY! Xx
DogLostMillypod (Chris) - Administrative Volunteer
Sending speedy recovery wishes.

Stay strong Rocky.xx
DogLostHelen - Regional Co-ordinator East Anglia.
I have been following Rocky's page closely and I am so pleased he has been found, praying he will be ok and be back home with you soon x
Georgy Porgy
Glad he has been found & fingers crossed the vets can pull him through. X
DogLostClarkey - Area Co-ordinator, East Sussex
Just had a call from Laurence telling me that Rocky has been found. Unfortunately he's not in a good way but is currently at the emergency vets getting treatment.
He was heard by a householder behind a fence of a garden in the Harrow Lane area (Westfield side of the Ridge) This kind person went around and over the fence and then carried Rocky back to his house. Luckily they had seen a poster so they were able to call Laurence straight away. I'm so thankful that there was a poster near to the finder's house!
Thank you so much to that lovely person for caring enough to go over and get Rocky. You have done a very kind thing for Rocky, Laurence and his family.

We have no idea how Rocky got to that area but he must have crossed a couple of roads to get there and we also do not know how long he had lain there. He's very dehydrated and it seems he may have some sort of injury to a leg but is getting vets treatment now.
However, it's obviously very much touch and go for this brave lad and I know that each and everyone of you will be routing for his full recovery.
My husband is out looking for him now, keeping everything crossed he is found safe and sound. Barry walked from Battle Road water tower for about a mile heading towards the A21, but unfortunately did not see Rocky x
Last edited: 2017-08-27 11:27:52 by Tracy
DogLostClarkey - Area Co-ordinator, East Sussex
So disappointing that there has been no sign of Rocky yet. Thank you very much to each and every one of you who have been helping with the search for Rocky. Also for the invaluable help printing the posters.
As it's Bank Holiday we are hoping that someone has taken him in and does not know that our Dog Wardens are available over the weekends, Bank Holidays and evenings in this area (Hastings, Weald & Rother) & can be contacted on 01424 490034. If this is the case and the person is not on Fbk then they should call them on Tuesday morning.
Until then it's important to keep searching and also to poster areas further out of Hastings as he could have been taken to another area by now.
Laurence, it would be wise to let Shepway Dog Wardens know (https://www.shepway.gov.uk/environmental-protection/dogs-and-problem-dogs/lost-or-missing-dogs) as they cover from approx Rye area. There's an out of hours number on that page but I think they take any found dogs to kennels until they are open again.
It's also possible that Rocky has wandered off much further than expected as he's obviously still quite active so could be in a completely different area.
I've advised that posters would be best put up in places where lots of people will see them such as entrances to footpaths/car parks to all the woods in the area, along footpaths. Also have suggested taking them to taxi companies, post offices, bus stations, pet shops, farm shops and giving to any drivers you see delivering in the area etc.
Let's hope that one poster brings in a sighting so we know where the lad is. Last edited: 2017-08-27 10:04:54 by Clarkey - Area Co-ordinator, East Sussex
I walked my dog through the woods this morning (which are new to us) from the Moat Lane entrance on the A21. Unfortunately no sign of Rocky, although I did see posters around. I really hope you get some good news soon.
Laurence Allen
Hi guys thank you for your empathy and concerns, unfortunately there has been no news at all, there have been a lot of dog walkers in the local woods who's dogs haven't found anything, of course we shouldn't give up the search so anyone who can get into woods between beauport battle woods and Westfeild village would be really helping especially if you have a dog, I think unless he's injured or worse then he'll be with someone as he's such a sociable dog, and as he's without a collar maybe who ever has found him is unsure what to do and is maybe waiting till after the bank holiday to bring him in, so also posters in public places are really important, they'll be lots at my dads place at 41 redwood, beauport holiday park so anyone that can pick some up and put tham around that would be great to! Thanks again guys,
DogLostSpringerMad - Area Volunteer, East Sussex
Sorry to see Rocky is still missing. Lots of shares on fb going on, so the word is spreading. I have been unable to assist in searching but have been passing through the area and keeping eyes and ears out for Rocky. I really hope he is home soon.
DogLostClarkey - Area Co-ordinator, East Sussex
Have just met with Laurence and his parents who are Rocky's owners. There is a 2nd telephone on the page so please use this if not able to get an answer from the 1st one. As the search area is mainly in the woods around the holiday park there's poor reception.
I have put a poster up in Senlac vets and Rocky is registered on their missing list as well.
Unfortunately, probably due to short notice, only a couple of people came to help look for this lad this morning but I know that a lot of local people will already be out walking and looking for him rather than join an organised search. Thank you so much to them and especially those who met with us. It's greatly appreciated.
Please bear in mind that Rocky could be anywhere now.
It's quite possible that someone saw him on the morning he was lost and as he had no collar on they may have taken him in thinking he had been abandoned. Or maybe because they are not aware that our Dog Wardens are available in the evenings and at weekends. It has been known for people passing through the area to take a dog back to their own home and then wait to report finding them after the weekend. So please share far and wide in case this has happened. Many thanks to all who are helping share and search for Rocky.
Come on Rocky, please show yourself so we can get you back home.
DogLostClarkey - Area Co-ordinator, East Sussex
Running a bit late but will meet with you Laurence. Your mobile is going to voicemail so I expect you are already searching. However, it's important that anyone phoning in with a sighting is able to get to talk to someone. Please would you add a 2nd number to the page (can be landline or mobile) Many thanks
Wishing everyone all the luck in the world in the search for lovely Rocky. I live too far away to help, but will be with you all in spirit, and pray hard for his safe return. Paws xd,
Laurence Allen
Hi guys so the new theory is Rocky bolted at 4am Wednesday having got caught up in the scent of deer mating season, he's very obedient but deer are his weak spot, so we believe him to be alive but very lost. So we'll begin a search tomorrow at 9am at beauport holiday park Hastings if anyone is around to help either flyer or search the woods we'd be forever grateful, I'm on 07920157929 if you need any other details Last edited: 2017-08-26 01:35:29 by Laurence Allen
DogLostClarkey - Area Co-ordinator, East Sussex
Well done Laurence. Yes we have good helpers in Hastings and there have been plenty of shares for Rocky. Also had a some people asking about the search tomorrow. No idea how many will be able to come and help but hopefully a few to help poster and search.
For those who would like to help
PLEASE MEET 8.30-9am by the Beauport Holiday Park office (at the front entrance off the main road)
Many thanks.
Hope that Rocky will be back home before then though. Come on Rocky, time to go home lad. Last edited: 2017-08-26 01:30:26 by Clarkey - Area Co-ordinator, East Sussex
Julie G
Sorry to see Rocky is missing. I've shared his poster to Facebook. Hoping he's home soon x
Laurence Allen
Hi everyone thank you so much for sharing and for your lovely comments. We really appreciate all the responses we have gotten you are all being massively supportive. We have been distributing posters and have been looking for Rocky all day but unfortunately have not found any traces of him. We will continue looking tomorrow and hope that Rocky is somewhere safe and that he is well and healthy and just waiting for us to bring him back home x
Shared on my FB page and fellow boxer owners. Come on Rocky time to go back home now x
DogLostSharon - Social Media Team
I have shared with DL FB Page, Twitter & Public. I hope Rocky is safely back at home soon. X
Please stay safe Rocky, until you are found. Paws, and fingers xd.
Shared on Lincolnshire Essex and Trent Boxer Rescue members forum. I hope this lovely boy will be found soon, safe and well.
DogLostMillypod (Chris) - Administrative Volunteer
Sharing Twitter.
S. Harvey's Army South X
DogLostClarkey - Area Co-ordinator, East Sussex
So sorry to see that Rocky has gone missing. I have sent out our Doglost advice emails and had a quick chat with Laurence about how Rocky was lost.
Turns out that although elderly this lad is quite fit despite his age. Laurence feels that Rocky is probably in the Beauport Holiday Park area but that's a huge place so he's currently putting posters up and searching there. I have said how important scent items in the garden are so Rocky has something to head back to if he can catch the smell of them.
Also that it's extremely important to get as many posters up in the area as possible as that's how sightings will be reported to him.
I will leave Laurence to give us more information about Rocky when he has the chance. The more we know about him the better we can help with the search.
Fingers crossed this lad has just gone after some deer (loads in the woods around the holiday park) and will make his way home very soon. Last edited: 2017-08-25 17:45:11 by Clarkey - Area Co-ordinator, East Sussex
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