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Easily adopt Roxie at Worthy Dog Rescue and be a part of the pet adoption, animal rescue and welfare movement.

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Arlington, VA
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Roxie

Roxie was abandoned in a backyard with two other dogs after her family moved away and left them to fend for themselves. They were found lying on a dirty, wet comforter at the corner of the house with no access to proper shelter. Thankfully, the neighbors were feeding the dogs and looking out for them and reached out to rescue for help. We rescued all three dogs, and two have already found their forever homes — now it's Roxie's turn.

Update 1/13/22 - Roxie has been in her foster home for almost two weeks now. She's living with a foster mom and dad, two dogs, and young grandkids (under 7) who visit regularly. She was nervous when she first arrived, which we expect when a dog transitions from living outside to inside. Her foster mom, Cindy, shared this update:

"Roxie is very affectionate with her people. She enjoys being petted and especially loves belly rubs. She can be 'mouthy' at times, so I just stop petting her when she does it, and she stops, and then I continue...this seems to be working well. She likes to sit on the couch with you at night and prefers sleeping next to you. She is a little skittish with sudden noises and meeting new people, but we see improvement every day.

Roxie and my dog, Kirby, have been fine since day one. She is respectful of him and leaves him alone if he doesn't want to play. They play several times a day, and she follows Kirby around the house, and looks to him for guidance. Another playful, social dog in the home would be an ideal fit for her. She would also be fine as an only dog with an active person or couple. She loves to run around outside, so a fenced yard would be best for her. She plays along the fence with the dog next door. He has come in the gate, and they have played fine together. She's good with other dogs.

While she is an active dog, she is calm in the house and has great house manners. Roxie is housetrained and uses the doggie door like a pro. She has not had any accidents since she has been here. She's also crate trained. I crate her if I leave the home during the day, but let her have free roam at night. She sleeps at the foot of my bed with no issues. She is not wild in the house unless she is playing with Kirby or my husband.

She is feeling much more comfortable here on week two. She bonded with me quickly but was initially hesitant around others. She barks when a new person comes to the home but will come up to them after a while. It's defensive, and she has not been aggressive to anyone...I tell everyone to just ignore her when they come in, and she will eventually come up to you and lick your hand. Even the grandkids have to ignore her at first, and then she is ok with them. She is very sweet but has a guarded personality...I think she will get better with time and trust. She is awesome with my husband and with me too.

Her leash skills are a work in progress. She walks with a harness, and half the time she is fine, and then she pulls hard the other half. She loves to go outside and walk at the park on the trails. She does not seem to be afraid of lots of traffic, but we haven't done it a lot lately. Walking with Kirby has helped her learn how to walk properly on leash. She sometimes barks at people, but I can usually distract her."

Roxie is still adjusting to home life but has a sweet, good nature and loves her humans and other dogs. She's the perfect size playmate or companion and is going to really blossom with some stability and love. She's young and learning how to be part of a family.

Apply today to learn more about this pretty pup. Roxie will be coming to N. Va in February.

BREED ESTIMATE: Terrier Mix
GENDER: Female
APPROXIMATE WEIGHT: ~ 37lbs
APPROXIMATE AGE: ~  1.5 to 2 years old
COAT TYPE:  short
ADOPTION FEE: $400
OTHER INFO: utd on shots/spayed/microchipped
LOCATION: Rock Hill, SC

 

FOR MORE INFO OR TO ADOPT: Please go to https://adopt.worthydog.org and complete the application.

You can also help save dogs like this one by becoming a foster, providing a rescue dog with a temporary home and giving them the love and care they need until they are permanently adopted. Every person who fosters is directly responsible for saving the life of a dog, because we can only save as many dogs as we have foster families available to welcome them into their homes. If you think you might be interested in becoming a foster and want to learn more, please go to https://foster.worthydog.org and fill out an application.

Worthy Dog Rescue is an all-volunteer, foster-based rescue that primarily adopts to families in the DC Metro area.

Worthy Dog Rescue

Easily adopt Roxie at Worthy Dog Rescue and be a part of the pet adoption, animal rescue and welfare movement.

Roxie

Available

Arlington, VA

Roxie was abandoned in a backyard with two other dogs after her family moved away and left them to fend for themselves. They were found lying on a dirty, wet comforter at the corner of the house with no access to proper shelter. Thankfully, the neighbors were feeding the dogs and looking out for them and reached out to rescue for help. We rescued all three dogs, and two have already found their forever homes — now it's Roxie's turn.

Update 1/13/22 - Roxie has been in her foster home for almost two weeks now. She's living with a foster mom and dad, two dogs, and young grandkids (under 7) who visit regularly. She was nervous when she first arrived, which we expect when a dog transitions from living outside to inside. Her foster mom, Cindy, shared this update:

"Roxie is very affectionate with her people. She enjoys being petted and especially loves belly rubs. She can be 'mouthy' at times, so I just stop petting her when she does it, and she stops, and then I continue...this seems to be working well. She likes to sit on the couch with you at night and prefers sleeping next to you. She is a little skittish with sudden noises and meeting new people, but we see improvement every day.

Roxie and my dog, Kirby, have been fine since day one. She is respectful of him and leaves him alone if he doesn't want to play. They play several times a day, and she follows Kirby around the house, and looks to him for guidance. Another playful, social dog in the home would be an ideal fit for her. She would also be fine as an only dog with an active person or couple. She loves to run around outside, so a fenced yard would be best for her. She plays along the fence with the dog next door. He has come in the gate, and they have played fine together. She's good with other dogs.

While she is an active dog, she is calm in the house and has great house manners. Roxie is housetrained and uses the doggie door like a pro. She has not had any accidents since she has been here. She's also crate trained. I crate her if I leave the home during the day, but let her have free roam at night. She sleeps at the foot of my bed with no issues. She is not wild in the house unless she is playing with Kirby or my husband.

She is feeling much more comfortable here on week two. She bonded with me quickly but was initially hesitant around others. She barks when a new person comes to the home but will come up to them after a while. It's defensive, and she has not been aggressive to anyone...I tell everyone to just ignore her when they come in, and she will eventually come up to you and lick your hand. Even the grandkids have to ignore her at first, and then she is ok with them. She is very sweet but has a guarded personality...I think she will get better with time and trust. She is awesome with my husband and with me too.

Her leash skills are a work in progress. She walks with a harness, and half the time she is fine, and then she pulls hard the other half. She loves to go outside and walk at the park on the trails. She does not seem to be afraid of lots of traffic, but we haven't done it a lot lately. Walking with Kirby has helped her learn how to walk properly on leash. She sometimes barks at people, but I can usually distract her."

Roxie is still adjusting to home life but has a sweet, good nature and loves her humans and other dogs. She's the perfect size playmate or companion and is going to really blossom with some stability and love. She's young and learning how to be part of a family.

Apply today to learn more about this pretty pup. Roxie will be coming to N. Va in February.

BREED ESTIMATE: Terrier Mix
GENDER: Female
APPROXIMATE WEIGHT: ~ 37lbs
APPROXIMATE AGE: ~  1.5 to 2 years old
COAT TYPE:  short
ADOPTION FEE: $400
OTHER INFO: utd on shots/spayed/microchipped
LOCATION: Rock Hill, SC

 

FOR MORE INFO OR TO ADOPT: Please go to https://adopt.worthydog.org and complete the application.

You can also help save dogs like this one by becoming a foster, providing a rescue dog with a temporary home and giving them the love and care they need until they are permanently adopted. Every person who fosters is directly responsible for saving the life of a dog, because we can only save as many dogs as we have foster families available to welcome them into their homes. If you think you might be interested in becoming a foster and want to learn more, please go to https://foster.worthydog.org and fill out an application.

Worthy Dog Rescue is an all-volunteer, foster-based rescue that primarily adopts to families in the DC Metro area.

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