Ruff Ruff! My name is Roxy
|Breed:||American Pit Bull Terrier Mix||Color:||Brindle||Age:||Adult|
|Size:||Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)||Sex:||Female|
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
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Rescue Group Info...
I am a very small, independent dog rescue with limited space. . . I have been doing rescue for 13 years. In the past, I have pulled dogs from our local shelter that had failed temperment, or were out of time and at risk to be euthanized. However, with the current economy, I've been running full with dogs which are abandoned and/or owner surrenders.
I started doing rescue by fostering two sibling pups from our local shelter, who'd run out of time...been doing it ever since.
I have only had one foster home in the past,however, for the past several years, I am solo, which severly limits me on the number of dogs I'm able to take in to rescue and care for.
a one on one meet and greet are arranged by appointment. This can be arranged at either a centrally located Petsmart or at your home.
pre-adoption interview/screening. Adoption contract required. Meet and greet and home visit. Adoption fees start from minimum $80 (senior) to $200.