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.
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
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.
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!
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
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.
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.