Monday, June 27, 2011

Introducing Roxy

My foster dogs come from a wide variety of places.  Sometimes they are turned in by owners, sometimes they are transferred from another rescue group, and sometimes I go to a shelter and pick out a foster dog from those that are likely to be euthanized.  The ones I pick out myself tend to hold a very special place in my heart, and Roxy is one of those dogs.  I brought her home from a high-kill shelter three years ago, when she was just a puppy.  At the time I named her Pepsi.  She immediately captured my heart with her loving personality and her enthusiasm for everything in life. 

Roxy as a puppy
Pepsi was adopted by a great family and renamed Roxy.  She has grown up with a child her same age, and has not lost a bit of her enthusiasm for life.  Unfortunately her family recently had to return her due to economic circumstances, so yesterday Roxy came back home with me.

I was excited to see her again, but a bit concerned about how she would settle into a multi-dog and cat household after being an only pet for three years.  I need not have worried.  By the time night arrived, she was settled in on the bed with me, other foster dogs, and my cat Merlin.  She's made herself right at home, and she and Tulsa enjoy playing together.  I hope to start Canine Good Citizen classes with her soon, to help her learn a bit more self-control and basic obedience.  Like many dogs, she just needs to learn to control her extreme enthusiasm for people!  She's very smart and I think she's going to do great in class.

Roxy today

17 comments:

Bailey said...

Sorry your owners had to surrender you. Best wishes in finding a new forever home.

-Katy & Bailey

Barbara said...

Roxy, we're sorry that people don't value you in these economic times. We're glad that you will find a forever home with a very good family soon.

PS: You're very cute, but you were an adorable pup!

Pauley, the Mr. or the Mrs. said...

I am sorry that Roxy/Pepsi lost her family, but am very glad that she had you to turn to!

Tucker The Crestie said...

Roxy is a gorgeous girl! (I'm a sucker for brindles!)

Sorry to hear that her family has given her up, but I hope she finds a wonderful new family very soon. Good luck with her CGC classes!

Bev said...

What a sweet face!! She will be adopted quickly!

mayziegal said...

Um, I think you left something out. Didn't you mean to say: "She immediately captured my heart with her loving personality and her enthusiasm for everything in life AND HER MOST MAGNIFICENT BRINDLE FURS"? It's okay. I'll wait while you fix it.

I hope she finds her (really and truly) forever home real soon. I don't know what I would do if I lost my family but she's a lucky girl to be able to stay with you for now.

Wiggles & Wags,
mayzie

Jess and Glacier said...

Oooo, CGC would be so much fun. Good luck and I hope that lovely girl finds her new home soon.

Two Pitties in the City said...

She is very pretty. This must have been hard for both her and her owners, but it's great to hear she's transitioning well. Someone is going to have a great pet!

Kari in WeHo said...

Shes beautiful. It breaks my heart when people truly have to give up pets that they really dont want to

Kari
http://dogisgodinreverse.com

Stefanie said...

I love brindles! My Shadow that I lost to cancer earlier this year was a brindle. They have an extra special something. Hopefully she finds a forever home soon - with people that will realize she's a member of the family and not disposable because of finances.

Erika and Blair,xoxo said...

SO sad to hear but hopefully she finds a forever family soon!

Kolchak Puggle said...

Its so sad to see dogs surrender due to the economy! Bonne chance Roxy!

ForPetsSake said...

Oh Roxy...I'm sorry you've had a tough turn in life. But if you had to "land" somewhere...you hit the jackpot! I hope a forever home is just around the corner!

Anonymous said...

Wow - Roxy looks so much like my girl, they could be sisters! I hope she finds a great home!

An English Shepherd said...

Roxy looks great :-)

Anonymous said...

I agree with other posters- turning your pet in due to economic times is sometimes just an excuse. Hopefully she will find the home where someone values her and loves her like she should be loved.
Donna of NC

loveandaleash said...

she looks a little like our stevie wonder, don't you think?
what a lucky girl, to have you to help her through the transition.