Meet Gruff

AgeSenior BreedHound Sexmale, neutered

Gruff is a sweet senior guy who came to us as a stray; life hasn't really treated him very kind but he lives life without a care in the world. Gruff is an easy going, laid back, refined gentleman who still enjoys the sun on his fur and a good toy. Gruff is one of our longest residents, being overlooked for younger dogs. To us, he's a diamond in the rough. Gruff is a one-eyed hound mix who weighs around 50lbs. He does very well with dogs, and has shared his sleeping quarters with upwards of 100 different dogs since coming to our shelter. He is living life to the fullest! Come out and meet Gruff! He's a diamond in the (g)ruff! All of our animals have a lifetime commitment. If for any reason, the adoption does not work out, the cats and dogs are to come back to FCHS, which is a NO kill facility. The adoption fees help cover a portion of the care provided to the animals. Please visit our website under adoptable pets for a range of adoptions fees. All pets are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, heartworm tested (dogs) and placed on preventative, microchipped, and more. You can find our adoption application at Applications or questions can be emailed to Please email for faster response or come on by during our business hours. Please do not call, this may cause delay because we receive a high volume of calls each day and operate with a small staff. Please submit your application once you see a pet you are interested in. Adoption Center hours are Tuesday - Friday 12-6 and Saturday 11-4.

How to Adopt


Visit him at Franklin Co. Humane Society/Planned Pethood Clinic & Adoption Center to get acquainted. Call or go to their website to familiarize yourself with what you'll need to begin the adoption process. Remember, adoption is a lifetime commitment, one full of love and reward but also financial and personal responsibility. Take the time to prepare, commit, and fall in love for a lifetime.

Franklin Co. Humane Society/Planned Pethood Clinic & Adoption Center
18401 Virgil Goode Highway
Rocky Mount, VA 24151
(540) 489-3491