Rocket (New Digs)

Age: Senior
Breed: Poodle (Standard)
Gender: Male

Meet Rocket (New Digs)!

Meet our sweet and tender Rocket. He’s an 8 year old, 47 lb white parti poodle with red markings. We’ve had him in our care for two years. Prior to that, he was allegedly kept in a barn and left to roam the owners’ pasture in his last month. Neglect was evident by the fleas, multiple infections, and several inches of matted hair he sustained during his time there. He is now in great health, up to date on his vaccinations, and has been neutered.

Rocket is overall pretty low energy–he enjoys a shady patch of grass and cuddling with his stuffed pink platypus in his crate. He adores walks and does well on a leash with very little to no pulling. He lives with a female standard poodle, an older male chiweenie, and occasionally hangs out with an outdoor cat. Rocket tends to be more submissive; our chiweenie’s attitude usually puts him on edge and exacerbates nervous habits. We think he’d do best in a home with only female dogs or non territorial/resource guards.

Although shy and anxious, Rocket is incredibly gentle when he interacts with humans and has no bite history. He is not cuddly but will approach softly for love and scritches as trust builds. He has never jumped up on people or furniture. He is a nervous marker, but this has improved over time, especially after separating him from our chiweenie; we typically still keep him belly-banded when we anticipate company or changes in environment. He is very treat motivated–apart from plopping down to sit if he sees a bag of treats, he’ll typically walk right up to be diapered when he hears the velcro. We think he could learn additional commands with more consistency. Someone with a routine work schedule, work from home, or retired would be ideal.

It’s been incredibly rewarding working with Rocket and witnessing his precious, gentle personality grow in confidence. We are moving to be closer to family and will be staying with them during this process. Unfortunately we will not be able to bring our sweet boy with us and are hoping to find him a new home to fall in love with him.

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If you have a specific question about Rocket, then please email If you are interested in applying to adopt this pet, fill out the application at the link above.

Rocket is participating in the Dallas Pets Alive rehoming program. All of the medical, behavioral and other information about this pet was provided by the pet’s owner. Dallas Pets Alive encourages all adopters to verify the information prior to adoption. Please note that Dallas Pets Alive (DPA) is acting as intermediary to connect prospective adopters with individuals wanting to rehome their pets. DPA is not liable for any information provided about this pet and the adoption transaction is purely between the pet owners and adopter. DPA is not responsible for any damages, injuries or adoption returns as a result of any adoption transaction. DPA! is not responsible or liable for any animals involved in its New Digs program. DPA! acts solely as a facilitator of adoption between the animal’s surrenderer and potential adopter and makes no claims as to the accuracy of the animal’s medical or behavioral history provided by the surrenderer.

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