1010 WINS — Several years after being rescued, a one-time shelter dog has become a rescuer himself – heading down to Texas with his handler to help those affected by the flooding.

Rocket is a Border Collie mix who was deployed in the wake of Hurricane Harvey with his handler, Mike Stornetta, with the Windsor Fire Protection District in California.

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According to the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation, this marks Rocket and Mike’s second deployment together.

They’ve been partnered since August 2014 and Rocket was first deployed last year following a plane crash in Santa Rosa, Calif.

Back in 2012, when he was living at the Sacramento SPCA’s shelter, Rocket failed the tests to become a search and rescue dog.

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In fact, Rocket had so much energy, he was thought to be unadoptable and was even slated to be euthanized.

But Andrea Bergquist, a volunteer with the Search Dog Foundation, saw something in Rocket and decided to bring him home.

Rocket was tested again the following year and passed with flying colors — starting him on the path to becoming a search dog.

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The Sacramento SPCA posted about Rocket online, saying: “Our thoughts are with those affected by this tragedy and we hope Rocket can help make a big difference!”