Back in 2001, Pali Boucher founded Rocket Dog Rescue in honor of Leadbelly, a dog she bailed out of a San Francisco city shelter and ultimately credited with turning her own life around. Legendary as a friend of the dogs in the overcrowded, under-resourced Northern California city and county shelters, she's built a notable network of volunteers dedicated to saving them, at the rate of hundreds of dogs a year. Dogs who need a safe place to land for a bit of extra nurturing, some medical attention, or some emotional TLC--impossible in the shelter environment--find a haven with Rocket Dog's dedicated fosters until their perfect home comes along. And when they're ready to meet their prospective new families, Rocket Dog's weekly mobile adoptions in San Francisco offer just the opportunity.
One Rocket Dog in search of a home that offers lots of adventures and road trips is Roxie, a mature but active border collie mix currently being fostered in Petaluma. A country girl at heart, Roxie loves exploring fields and beaches. As a bright border collie type, she also knows basic commands and has excellent manners on and off leash. In short, she's a great companion just waiting to join you. Read all about her here.