Rocket is a 9 year old Collie boy.
Rocket is a special needs Collie because he only has
What we were told that Rocket came
from a farm family in Wisconsin. Apparently he
was injured 3-4 years ago and it was necessary to
amputate his back left leg. (Possibly from being
kicked by a cow?) Unfortunately, that is not
the end of his tragic story. Recently his
family's home burned and he was left at the burned
out shell to fend for himself for several weeks.
Like any smart Collie, he went to try to find some
people, but he got lost. By the time he was
found, he was terribly matted and it was necessary
to shave his fur very short to remove the mats.
He was taken to the family vet who neutered him
asked MWCR to find this sweet guy a home.
He is one love starved boy. He only
wants a human of his own to love and be loved by. He
is the sweetest boy! He goes around the dog park
once, which is fine. He doesn't really want much to
do with the others when they run and play rough.
Understandably. Gosh, he sure wants to be loved by
someone though. When you stop petting him he barks
to let you know you stopped and need to keep petting
him. He goes outside, does his business and comes
right back in. He doesn't want to be outside at all,
understandably. I guess if you left me alone out on
some land where the house burned down, with no one
to care for me or love me I would cling to the new
home too. He is a very very nice boy, from what I
know so far. He isn't a real big collie and though
his hair is starting to grow back he still has a lot
of dry skin and he gets very itchy if not given
benadryl, about every 10 hours. He is up to date on
all shots and heartworm negative. He will make a
great companion if he is where he can be loved and
cared for. That is all he seems to want.
Rocket gets around very well despite
his handicap but, understandably, is not terribly
keen on doing a lot of stairs.
Everyone who meets Rocket says that
he reminds them of Persy in looks and because he is
so very sweet and gentle.
Rocket is being fostered near