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Roxy CT

Intake Info
Located in CT
Owner Return to AABR
FA #1
Tag #
2 Yrs
(Birthday unknown)
_ lbs
Natural ears
Docked tail
Reported good with other dogs
Reported good with cats
Looking for a home without kids


Roxy is still currently in boarding and training.  She is looking for an adopter who is confident, consistent, and has an understanding of what it takes to get the best from her. Roxy needs an adult only home where she can run and play fetch in a fenced yard.  If you are unable to adopt at this time, but still want to help Roxy - please consider being a sponsor for her.  AABR is paying $15 a day for her care and training until a suitable home is found.  Roxy could use your support while she waits for her forever family.  


Roxy has been with her trainer, Kim Barnett in CT, for two weeks.  Having been surrendered by a family who could no longer keep her, Roxy had several changes of foster homes and then was briefly adopted. All of these changes were unsettling for Roxy.  As she struggled to come to terms with these changes, she became somewhat reactive to anything she perceived as a physical threat.  It soon became clear that Roxy wouldn't be able to settle into a busy home with small children.  After she nipped a child and showed that she was clearly uncomfortable, Roxy was returned to AABR and is currently living in our trainer's home.  This is what she has to say about Roxy:

Roxy is a very smart girl with a somewhat dominant personality.  At times, she can try to be challenging and possessive, but she is actually just trying to find out where she stands with people.  Roxy will not be bullied or physically pushed or corrected - this results in a very defensive reaction and I feel that in her past, she has probably been pushed around too much.  Being confident and psychologically outsmarting Roxy is the only way to get the best from this girl, which means also being very methodical and patient with her.  After two weeks, we are forming a very nice relationship where Roxy listens and understands that nothing is given until I get what I need from her.  Roxy knows the basic commands, which is very useful when working with her.  We are currently working on impulse control, giving up toys and balls, and generally having some fun playing fetch - which she loves more than anything.  Roxy is very food motivated and this has proven to be extremely useful when rewarding her good behavior.  Roxy is such a smart girl and she loves to work and play with her person.  That person just needs to be confident, consistent, and have an understanding of what it takes to get the best from her.  I have no doubt that she will make a wonderful companion for the right person.

Roxy is housetrained and crate trained (she loves her crate), is calm when riding in the car, and enjoys the company of other dogs.  She would like an adult only home where she can run and play fetch in a fenced yard.  Roxy would also make a great walking or running buddy. 


Roxy just arrived at our behaviorist's home.  She will be evaluating her and helping Roxy build her confidence.  We will update Roxy's page with her progress.  If you are interested in sponsoring Roxy's training, please consider donating to this beautiful girl!


Roxy is being returned to rescue to find a home without small children.  She needs a calm and quiet home who is willing to work with her insecurities.  Roxy is currently at a training facility in New Jersey.  If you are interested in fostering or adopting Roxy, apply today. 

9/2015 - Adopted


Roxy is still looking for her forever home.  She is good with other dogs, young children, and even tolerated a cat in her temporary foster home.  Roxy has been diagnosed with cardiac stenosis, which will require monitoring annually with a cardiologist.  She is not restricted with any activities at this time and did great during her recent spay surgery.  Roxy just moved to a new foster home in Pennsylvania.  We will update her page once her foster dad gets to know her better. 

8/03/15 -

Roxy was surrendered to the shelter when her owner had a new baby.  She is reported to be good with other dogs and with children of all ages.  Roxy just arrived at her new foster home and is settling in well.  We will post more information once her foster mom gets to know her better.

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If you are interested in adopting this dog, please first read our Adoption Procedure, by clicking on the link at the top of this page, then fill out an online application.

Boxers and Applicants are not matched on a first come, first served basis. Not all applications are approved. On average, it takes between a week and 3 months to adopt a Rescue Boxer to an approved applicant, depending on your personal circumstances and flexibility.  

Not every home is the right match for a boxer, and matching Boxers suitable for placement with younger children, other dogs, cats, and special needs, yours and theirs, increases the application review time and adoption time. 

And yes, we realize that the Boxer you may have your heart set on, may be adopted before you're approved.   Should your first choices all ready found their forever home, we want you to advise us at your home visit of other dogs you are interested...  Or let us suggest a few that we feel will match your home.  That is what we are good at.   And be happy for the ones that have been placed... and know that there are way too many fantastic dogs waiting in their place.

Our non-profit organization is wholly comprised of hard-working volunteers whose only reward is seeing our wonderful Boxers placed in loving, permanent homes and given another chance for a happy life. Our process may seem slow, but if you are patient, we will try to provide you with a devoted, loving companion - a Boxer.

We hope you feel that the right Boxer is worth waiting for. 

Adoptions Fee: Please see our adoption info by clicking on the link at the top of this page.



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