I'm being cared for by:
SaveALife DOG Rescue
Facts about Roxy
- Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier Mix
- Color: Brindle
- Age: Adult
- Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
- Sex: Female
My name is Roxy!
I am already spayed, housetrained, a special needs pet, in need of an experienced adopter, not good with kids, not good with dogs, and not good with cats.
Roxy is a happy, curious,energetic and playfull girl. . . in many ways like an overgrown puppy. She is very timid/anxious with people at first encounters and large groups of people. . .but once she gets to know you - she warms up and you're her friend! She is uncomfortable & fearfull with young children in close proximity. Roxy gives kisses and loves belly rubs and to stretch out in the cool green grass and play fetch or tug-a-war. Roxy is a bit of chicken in many ways - loud bangs...such as firecrackers, gunshots, thunder. . .make her panic! but she's calmed by the presence of a person she knows and feels safe with. Roxy is protective of her foster and reacts (especially at night) when people approach her personnal space/area. She has been around primarily teens & adults. Roxy is NOT toy or food aggressive; however Roxy is a dominant female, and exhibits this behavior at 1st with other dogs - but that has been hit and miss - and with positive firm intervention, repeat exposure and time she settles in - and will eventually not even react to them, even ignore them or want to play with them. . .may take a day, may take 5 days - depends...(if the other dog(s) show aggression however, she will react. Roxy is a cat chaser...
Roxy responds well to "treats" and her verbal cue which is " leave it" and "be good girl". She knows the commands: sit, down, lets go, & off. . . she is housetrained. Roxy is work in progress, she needs continued socialization with people and other dogs in a safe, structured, loving environment with a large fenced yard to run around and play in the grass. At heart, Roxy just wants to be someone's shadow and be with them