This Orlando Shelter Dog Needs A Home

Rocket is an Orlando Shelter dog that needs a new home. He has spent over 220 days in the Orange County Animal Services Shelter. This 2-year-old, medium-sized pup has a ton of energy. According to Animal Services, he has spent more time in a shelter than any other animal this year. Rocket was captured by animal services in February prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Meet Rocket – An Orlando Shelter Dog

The Shelter is looking for a new home for Rocket. He is described as very high-energy and needs an adopter who can keep up. Ideally, Rocket needs someone with a yard, who can exercise with him frequently. It is recommended that he is the only dog in the home, as he has been reactive to other dogs.

Why You Should Adopt From A Shelter

You’d be surprised by the many hidden awards of adopting a shelter dog. Here are a few reasons why you’d be a saving grace to a shelter dog:

  • Gain a lifelong friend
  • Giving a second chance to a loving animal
  • The opportunity to stay active
  • Taking a stand against puppy mills and cruel breeding
  • By adopting, you’re making space at a shelter for another animal in need

Interested in Adopting Rocket?

If you’re interested in adopting Rocket, you can email the shelter at

About Orange County Animal Services Shelter

Orange County Animal Services (OCAS) is a progressive animal-welfare focused organization that enforces the Orange County Code to protect both citizens and animals.

OCAS is the only open admission shelter in Orange County, which means that it does not turn away any animal and accepts all animals, regardless of their temperament or health. The health and well-being of the animals in the care of OCAS is of the utmost importance to Orange County and its community. Learn more here.