Roxy, a Rottweiler mix, is barely one year old and already she has learned that bad things can happen to good dogs. She and her canine sidekick Ruby lost both their family and their home in early January when their owners were evicted. The dogs were left on the empty property for several days. Finally they were taken to the Montgomery County Animal Control shelter in North Carolina on January 9th. Roxy and Ruby had always been outside dogs, but that did not protect them from the hardship of being kenneled in a facility that only had an outside area for impounded dogs. Furthermore, there was no way for the bonded pair to be kenneled together. Within a day the girls were shutting down from exposure, stress and depression.
Best Friend Pet Adoption, a rescue based in North Carolina, agreed to take the dogs if funding were available for their vetting costs. On January 11th, Alesja Daehnrich, Outreach Coordinator for the rescue, asked RADAR if we could help. We agreed, and on January 13th Roxy and Ruby went to their new foster home, where they were introduced to the great indoors!
Roxy received her initial vetting on January 14th. Thankfully, she was heartworm negative. Despite being a bit unsure of herself in her new foster home, Roxy is working on her moxie! Her foster mom says, “Roxy is sweet, gentle, loving and affectionate. She gives tail wags and lots of face kisses. She would do well in a home with another dog. She will make a wonderful addition to her forever family.” Thanks to the village that it took to rescue Roxy, she is now learning that good things can happen to good dogs! Click here to view more photos of Roxy.
RADAR paid $150 towards Roxy’s initial vetting costs.
UPDATE! All funds for Roxy have been raised! Thank you!
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UPDATE! Roxy has been adopted!
Thank you to the following contributor, who have gave specifically to fully fund Roxy:
Christine Williams; Diana Berkstresser
Added on February 2, 2015.