My name is Rocket!

Border Collie Dog for adoption in Bellevue, Nebraska - Rocket
Photo 1 - Border Collie Dog for adoption in Bellevue, Nebraska - Rocket
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Photo 4 - Border Collie Dog for adoption in Bellevue, Nebraska - Rocket

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Rocket's Info...

I am already neutered, housetrained, purebred, up to date with shots, good with kids, and good with dogs.

Rocket's Story...
Rocket is a sweet and loveable 10 year old male Border Collie. Poor Rocket has had a tough few weeks, but his life is only getting better! Rocket's owner passed away and no one in the family wanted this sweet guy. When he came into rescue, the poor guy was in rough shape with talon-like claws, very overweight, and very swollen joints (particularly his ankles/hocks) because of arthritis. He had trouble walking when he came into rescue (and couldn't walk through the yard without falling down), but after a few days of joint supplements and pain meds, he was feeling MUCH better. He is such a joyful dog, loves attention!

Rocket has been in rescue about about two weeks and is feeling so much better! He has been to the vet for his checkup, vaccinations and to be sure the swelling in his ankles was *just* arthritis - and it is. He also got a spiffy new haircut. You can see from the first photo that when Rocket's coat grows back in, he will have a nice rough coat - for now he seems to be enjoying his new haircut in the hot weather. Rocket has his nails trimmed down at the vet too. Rocket is on a diet and has already lost weight. With the weight loss, he is feeling even more spry and he is starting to walk a bit more on his toes (you can see in the photos how he has been walking on a large area of his foot).

Rocket is on pain meds and joint supplements while he loses weight. He will need to remain on the joint supplements, however we hope after he has lost weight, that he will not need pain meds as there will be less stress on his joints.

Rocket is feeling good and loves to be around people. He prances and dances around when he sees his foster mom in the morning. Rocket is ready to have a home of his own again.
you can see a video of Rocket on our web page

Rocket is being fostered in Bellevue, NE.
A completed adoption application must be submitted to NBCR before you can be considered to adopt this dog. There is also a $180 adoption fee The application can be downloaded from our website or email karenbattreall and ask for an application

Facts about Rocket

  • Breed: Border Collie
  • Color: Black - With White
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male

Other Pets at Nebraska Border Collie Rescue, Inc.

Why Adoption is a Great Option

Rocket, a Bellevue Border Collie dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Border Collie for sale in Bellevue, or seeking a Border Collie dog from a breeder in Bellevue.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Bellevue already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Bellevue breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Border Collie breeders who help with Border Collie rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Bellevue paves the way for another one to be saved.