Meet Roxy!

Roxy

Meet Roxy!
Meet Roxy!
Meet Roxy!
Meet Roxy!
Meet Roxy!
Meet Roxy!
Meet Roxy!
Meet Roxy!
Meet Roxy!
Meet Roxy!
Meet Roxy!
Meet Roxy!
Meet Roxy!
Meet Roxy!
Meet Roxy!
Meet Roxy!
Meet Roxy!
Meet Roxy!

About Me

Enjoy a day at the park with Roxy

Roxy is a Queensland Heeler/lab mix with an equal balance of both breeds. She is super sweet and cuddly with that lab-happy personality and tail! She is also crowd control which is where the heeler kicks in. She just can’t help herself and will break up any group play. That is, unless she is distracted by a ball. Compact and athletic she will play ball non-stop. She loves the beach and swimming; cuddling is her next favorite sport.

Family relocation, which made it impossible to bring their dogs, had Roxy surrendered to rescue with her canine pal. Loved and well taken care of, Roxy is social, smart, sweet and loving. She is great with other dogs, loves meeting new people at the park and beach, and adores children. She has an intuitive sense around them. Roxy would do fine in a home with another dog, as long as she can be boss (she is an alpha girl) but would also be fine as an only dog. She loves her people and seems to enjoy hanging out with them rather than playtime with pups. The only observations we have noted with cats is that she will try to chase them while on a walk. We are not sure if it is curiosity or prey drive but not our cat, so we don’t know. Best err on the safe side.

Roxy is housetrained and has great house manners. She has shown no resource guarding or aggression whatsoever, is not a barker, rides great in the car and hops right in the back of an SUV, lay down ready to go. At night, Roxy sleeps on her bed near her humans. While she shows no signs of destructiveness when left home alone (with other dogs) she does show signs of FOMO when one person in the home leaves with one of the pups and she is not invited (left home with the other human and dogs) Her mom calls it ‘cries of despair’ – but short lived.

Roxy walks well on leash (harness) but can get stubborn if she smells something along the way and wants to stop. She loves her daily walks, playing ball anywhere, going to the dog park and swimming at the beach. She is an athlete.

 

My Ideal Home

Roxy would be a great hiking partner for any active family and if you are a jogger, she would be able to keep in step. Roxy needs someone who understands the heeler breed, or at least is willing to learn. She has been great at the park and beach, and around all other dogs she has met but whenever there is any excitement around at the park, beach, or your home, Roxy will enter with her “break it up, break it up, move along” action. Sometimes there are grumbles as she breaks up a gathering as she is a boss, but never overt reactivity or aggression…she is just doing the job she is bred for…herding; or as her foster mom says, “dog police”.

Want to Adopt me?

If you think your family can provide a great home for Roxy, contact rescue.ranger525@gmail.com and tell us all about you and the life you can provide for her.

All interested parties must have completed the application process, which includes a home visit by one of our wonderful volunteers, to be considered as Roxy’s pack.

Side note: Although the needs of both Roxy and Jaxx are the same, the breed difference appeals to different families. In order to give both dogs the best shot at finding their perfect match, we have decided after 3 months of no interest in adopting them as a pair, to split them. They are totally cool with it. They have been in foster care long enough for us to observe their personality in the home with other dogs, and in other places to note that each would be happy when placed with the right family.

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