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Rocket: Granted June 04, 2018


The Story of Rocket

Last Updated: October 09, 2018

Rescuer: Kelsey Blair at

CorgiAid's main goal is to help homeless corgis get the health care they need in order to get ready to find a permanent loving home.

Once in a while a serious issue is diagnosed in a newly-owned dog which clearly existed at the time of adoption. (Heartworm is one example.)

CorgiAid may be able to help with the expense of dealing with the situation described above.

Here is Rocket's story, in the words of his owner:

"Rocket was dropped off at the Shelter in March 2018 by his "family" of over 6 years because they were moving. He is very well behaved, trained and has made a wonderful companion.

"Upon adoption of Rocket, I had him immediately seen (4 days later) for a Wellness/New Patient visit at my veterinarian. Rockets previous owners did not provide much of his background vet records and the only other records I was given was the check-up “intake” visit by the vet at the animal shelter. The only “issue” that was disclosed to me was that he was overweight (and we have lost 2 pounds already!). Upon my veterinarian’s inspection of Rocket there was a very large “mass” located on Rocket’s neck and by the size of this mass, I truly believe it did not grow within the 4 days I had him (in fairness to the vet at the shelter - it is very well hidden). My vet suggested we take a biopsy and I immediately agreed with him...unfortunately they could not see much except that there were “cells” present and my vet further recommended that we send it to an outside lab of which I completely agreed to do so. After the truly, agonizing wait, I was told that the results were not completely conclusive. The lab said that the “cells” present are called “fibroblasts” however they have know way of knowing if it is an STS (soft tissue sarcoma) which is a malignant family of tumors or if it is a benign fibroma tumor. For a conclusive diagnoses, the mass will have to be removed and sent to the lab. I love this dog from the bottom of my heart and I’m going to everything I can for him, which is why I am reaching out to you. Hoping that the diagnoses is benign, I am not taking any chances and scheduled his surgery to have this removed. If it is not benign and if it is indeed malignant, I will always put Rocket first and trust the opinion of my veterinarian and start on the path to whatever treatment Rocket needs."

CorgiAid supporters have helped Rocket get rid of his mass. Thank you!

We hope that got rid of the issue entirely, and we wish him a long and happy life!

This dog is not available for adoption.

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