Border Collie Rocket – Rocket Adopted!


This gorgeous dog was pulled by Hope from Walker County Animal Shelter in Georgia.

Rocket is a beautiful boy with an awesome coat. He’s approximately 8 months old, very quiet considering he just arrived last night. He will be temperament tested over the next few days, and be fully vetted & neutered. Rocket is a bit smaller than most male Border Collies. I estimate him at 30 pounds, and he’s in very good health.

Update 04/09/10: Rocket was adopted yesterday. He’s come a long way since he first came her. He has learned how to play with younger dogs, and his self-esteem has improved, but he needs a lot of work. The Bartley family is going to keep us posted and help him achieve the self-confidence he needs. He’s really a great little dog. What I like the most about him is that he smiles!

Talk about good temperament! Here’s Lil’ Sheila and Pip Squeak patiently waiting for Rocket to enjoy play time! Patience is a virtue!

Update 04/12/10: Rocket has been renamed Flasch! His new owner writes:

His coat is to die for. We bathed him and brushed him out real good and he looks like he just went through the dryer. HAHA! He’s all fluffy and soft.

He knows he wants to play but he is just not sure how. We got him a frisbee and a ball but I think he wants a tug toy. Just a little shy yet for play…but he’s warming up. Also he wants very much to jump up on the bed but is just a little too scared. Jane the Weimeraner sleeps on the bed, and Flasch wants to see what that’s all about. So last night I put him in the bed with me but he was very intimidated by that and got down.

He’s a little leery about mens’ voices and is slower to warm up to men. He will come around but Michael is having to work on it. He gets down on the dog’s level and gives him treats.

I think he feels very secure in the crate. He doesn’t want to go in but I say authoritatively, “Flash, BOX.” (That’s what we would say to Belle and it worked.) And he will finally get in there and curl up. And we don’t hear a peep out of him.

I sure do love that boy.

Robin

Update 04/14/10:

Gisele:

Flasch is doing awesome. He is SOOOOO full of himself. He’s a proud boy! He and Jane, my weim, are now playing and they seem to be starting to have a good time with each other, although still a little leery of each other. Dogs crack me up. What a good, good boy Rocket/Flasch is. He is like a fluffy teddy bear. Don’t worry, I am not spoiling him too badly. I remember what you said about him needing an authority figure. I am trying to look “big” when he chews on the wrong thing (i.e., Jacob’s Braves hat, the shrubs) so he will know I am the boss.

Talk soon.
Robin

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