Rockford is a small town of only 400 residents located in Coosa County, Alabama. With a county newspaper published once weekly, local law enforcement of only one officer, and a downtown consisting of one block, Rockford is in many ways a time capsule. This quintessential southern town suffered in recent years with many locals forced to move elsewhere in search of opportunities. Yet many characters still live in the town, and in 1993 when a dirty and disheveled dog wandered into town, they took him in and nursed him back to health - naming him 'Fred', the town dog.