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Rocket is ready for Thanksgiving with his stuffed turkey toy, holiday bandana and pumpkin perch. The Border Collie-Australian Shepherd mix will likely get a few hand-outs at the Thanksgiving meal prepared by his mom, Janet Hatfield of Boise, ID, but he will run those calories right off.

Rocket is an accomplished agility competitor who loves running the obstacle course for dogs. He holds a number of titles in AKC Agility through the AKC Canine Partners program for all dogs, including mixed-breeds and rescues. His formal name is Houston Fly Me to the Moon OA OAJ AXP AJP NFP.

Turkey is a good protein for dogs, but make sure any leftovers are not too greasy, spicy or covered in gravy to avoid digestive upsets for your family dog.

Here are some good tips from AKC on making Thanksgiving a fun, but safe, holiday for your pet.