Introducing our new little project in a fur-suit: ROCKET! Yep, this guy already had that name when he arrived to us, so there was a bit of kismet there!
Rocket is an incredibly striking looking dog; no doubt people will be drawn to his physical being. We think he is a Nova Scotia Duck Tolling retriever mix. He is approximately 3 yrs old and weighs 26 lbs. Rocket is good with other dogs, not tested with cats. Crate trained!
Here is a link to some basic info about this breed:
NSDT retrievers are intelligent, very high energy and intense. If they have been well-socialized as pups, they are friendly and relaxed to most people.
While Rocket is very high energy (please be a runner….) and smart, he is a nervous dog. We do not feel he is appropriate for a family with children under 14. He WILL attempt to bite if he feels “cornered” (literally and figuratively) and is easily scared. His foster home has worked on desensitizing and socializing him but he still has work to do; he definitely needs more work on leash training. And since we are being completely honest, Rocket can be a bit of a barker, so condo or apartment living might not be an option!
If you are still interested in adopting this guy, please submit an adoption application online. A volunteer will contact you shortly (VL)