The beautiful all-white neutered male husky in the picture above went missing on May 10th of 2013 from his yard on the Cass Co/Miami Co line (500 W) in Indiana. It is believed that he was taken by a pet flipper who wanted to sell him for a profit. For those who are unaware, pet flipping is a serious problem in central Indiana and the authorities have a difficult time becoming involved because ownership is difficult to prove without a microchip. As Rocket is not microchipped, his family has offered to do DNA testing in order to confirm his identity and their ownership. Photographs of his paws and mouth will also help to identify this beautiful puppy, should anyone come forward with the dog.
The author of this hub is not affiliated with Rocket's family, but has volunteered to create this page in the hopes that it will generate enough social media attention to help bring him home to the people who have been dedicated enough to search for him for the past 261 days. They aren't giving up! Help us bring Rocket home and ease the burden of their worry and sorrow at his loss.
Rocket is an All-White, Bi-Eyed, Neutered Male Husky
That's him to the right there. He's quite a handsome boy, and you can see why someone might want to take him from his family. It's understandable why such a good-looking, big boy would catch the attention of someone hoping to sell stolen dogs to make a profit. It's sad, too, because his family misses him terribly, and not only do they find him beautiful, they love him. Rocket is a best friend in his family, a companion who must be desperately missing his girl. Can you imagine the joy they would feel if he was returned to them after almost a year of his being missing?
Put yourself in their shoes: What if somebody stole your dog and tried to sell him? What if you thought you'd found your dog, but he was gone before you could get him back? The sorrow you'd feel is unimaginable. Rocket is a member of this family. Help us to get him home!
What is Pet Flipping?
Pet flipping is a crime in which a person takes an animal (usually a dog but also sometimes cats) from their enclosed yard (or from a tie-out situation) and removes them with the intention of selling the pet to a third party. It is common to encounter pet flipping in central Indiana, where Rocket came from. Dogs and cats are usually moved out of the area from which they were taken and into a new area, meaning that flipped pets could be literally anywhere in the United States.
This is why it's so important for us to reach out to the entire country to help get Rocket back home again! Suggested sightings have occurred as far away as Oklahoma and California, so we have to look absolutely everywhere to see if we can find him for his owners! If you find this page, pass it on to every dog lover you know so that we can help bring him home!
Rocket is Bi-Eyed
Rocket is bi-eyed, meaning that he has two differently colored eyes. This is very important because some of the reported sightings were of dogs with only one color eyes. If you see an all-white male husky and his eyes are both brown or both blue, it's not Rocket! You should also note that it is his right eye which is brown and his left eye which is blue. As you can see in the picture to the right, his blue eye is a very pale blue and his brown eye is a dark brown. He has a very striking appearance and is a beautiful dog. But his family doesn't want him back because he's pretty: They want him back because he's a member of their family. The person who took him only saw a friendly and beautiful purebred husky; His family sees Rocket.
Want to be a Hero? Bring this Missing Husky Home!
If you've ever wanted to be a hero, you can be a hero to one family who's been missing their all-white, neutered male husky since May 10th, 2013. As of January 26th, 2014, he's been missing for 261 days and his family is desperate to find him! In spite of multiple leads over the past several months, Rocket has not been found. You can help by spreading the world about this beautiful husky. Share this page, print it, pass it around, and spread the word! Pin his pictures, post to Facebook, and join his Facebook page to share with your friends.
If it was your dog, you'd want somebody to help you, so come on: Let's bring him home together!
The Case for Microchipping
Have you ever had a pet go missing before? A microchip can help you to get your pet returned to you if it has been lost or even if it's been stolen. If your dog is taken to a shelter, the shelter will scan the dog's microchip to determine whether or not it belongs to someone, and you will be contacted. Vets are also able to scan your pet's microchip, so if the pet is stolen and its chip is scanned, you may even be able to recover a stolen pet.
Pet GPS may be another option, but until these systems will track a microchip, they are useless in preventing theft because the GPS collar can be removed.
- Pin his pictures (all of them)
- Share this page on Facebook
- Print this page out and pass it around
- Follow his page on Facebook
- Print out his poster (below) and post it in your hometown
- Put posters up at local vets (even if you don't live in Indiana)
- Tweet about Rocket
- Call in any potential sightings. It's always worth it!
Help Spread the Word about Dog Flipping and Help us Find Rocket!
You can help us find Rocket! If you can just do the things listed to the right to help spread the word about him and get his picture out there, we're sure to bring him home to his family! Don't hesitate: Share, share, share! Wherever you are in the United States, Rocket could be in your home town. Dog flippers don't usually keep the animals close to where they were stolen because of the risk of being caught in their enterprise, so please make sure that you let everybody you know see this! Together, we can bring this wonderful dog home to his loving family!
© 2014 Becki Rizzuti
Nicolle on December 09, 2019:
I still think of him too. My heart still breaks for his family. I hope he is with people that love him and treat him well.
Helper Dog on January 14, 2019:
I still think of Rocket, and came upon this page after doing a search specifically to see if he had ever been found. I always check the white huskies that come into the shelter where I volunteer, just in case. I hope that wherever he is, he's healthy and happy. I wish all the best to his original family!
Lee on September 20, 2018:
I also think of Rocket anytime i hear of a husky with bicolor eyes found. I will never forget. I think he would be about 6 now.
Dawn Boysen on July 22, 2017:
I still keep looking for ROCKET to this day.
I wish I knew how old he would be know.
Becki Rizzuti (author) from Indiana, USA on March 13, 2014:
Gosh, Jessica, IF ONLY! The eyes are wrong on this one :( I'm going to pass it on anyway.
Jessica on March 13, 2014:
lestatstownhouse on March 01, 2014:
I'll share this. I hope he makes it home safely!
Becki Rizzuti (author) from Indiana, USA on January 30, 2014:
No, his family is still looking for him. This page hasn't been up quite a week. The more it gets around the better the chances are that he'll be found. He could be anywhere in the United States!
Keith on January 30, 2014:
Was Rocket ever found?
renee ofarrell on January 30, 2014:
I will keep looking for Rocket!
Essa Adams on January 29, 2014:
Sharing in Indiana and to 275 FB friends across USA. There are flyers everywhere around us, I watch to match him with dogs that are found. Good job doing the article.
sehrm from Los Angeles on January 29, 2014:
Aww man! So sad.... I know it happened in May, but I hope Rocket turns up - good luck, don't give up.
Becki Rizzuti (author) from Indiana, USA on January 28, 2014:
Thank you to both of you! Keep sharing!
Joy Hoover on January 28, 2014:
Been sharing on in contact with Rockets family doing whatever I can to help!!!
Gloria Suiter on January 28, 2014:
Sharing in Ohio!!
Becki Rizzuti (author) from Indiana, USA on January 26, 2014:
Thank you so much for helping out, HuskyChaos! The more shares this page can get the more hope we have of bringing him home to his family!
Keep sharing, April! I'm trying to annoy my Facebook friends a bit less. For a while I was sharing every update :-/
April B. on January 26, 2014:
I have been following Rockets story on FB. Share his page often & praying for his safe return home!
HuskyChaos from England on January 26, 2014:
I will share this hub on Facebook in some husky groups I belong to, as well as to friends who are involved in husky rescues