Success Story Sunday – Rocket

July 21, 2015 Update: From Rocket’s new mom:

“Rocket continues to do great and is loving his new life in Colorado. Everyone who passes us on our hikes stops to mention how beautiful he is and how they love his two front white socks. He’s doing wonderful on a leash and now stays close by when he is allowed to run free. He knows who his family is and loves to run back to us when we call him.”


When sweet Rocket arrived in Colorado, he was definitely a little worse for wear. As an older dog from the streets of Houston, he was battling malnutrition, heartworms, and painful arthritis. His new mom reports that he is recovering nicely. He is eating, drinking, and sleeping well, taking his medicine, and waking more chipper every morning. He wags his tail a lot and seems very relaxed and happy.

From his new mom:

He is the sweetest little dog and has been really easy to care for. We just love him!! We can’t stop giving him belly and ear rubs and telling him how much we love him.

His new five year old girl loves brushing him, and he enjoys walking around outside. He even got to meet horses for the first time! He growled a bit the first time that he saw them through the window, but quickly warmed up when he met them face-to-face.

There were concerns that it would take a while for him to recover from his various ailments, but a happy and loving home has done wonders for sweet Rocket! We’re so thrilled to hear that he is making himself comfortable in his new life.

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