Turns out Ms. Roxie only got to have a short, one-night sleepover with us. We wanted nothing more than to let her relax in a loving home until she could find her forever home, but it turns out the organized chaos of our home was too much for her. We have four dogs that coexist relatively well. They each have their own dynamic and individualized relationship with each other. Attempting to add Roxie (or any dog) into that mix seemed challenging from the start but we were hopeful everyone would mellow out.
Roxie is such a sweet girl, I cannot say that enough. The moment you touch her she is all wiggles and tail wags, happy for any affection. Ideally, she would be the only dog in a home or at least not the fifth. This isn’t to say she wouldn’t do well at dog parks or is dog aggressive. She simply needs a low stress home.
It was absolutely heart wrenching to send her back to boarding, feeling like we abandoned her. She’s been from home to home, crate to van, and across state lines, alone when the lights go out. Roxie deserves nothing less than a loving home to relax and grow old in and we fully intend to ensure that happens. We plan to take her to an adoption event this weekend and visit her for walks and simply a familiar face. She’s staying at a wonderful facility that will give her space and comfort.
Please come meet Roxie at @wagfest at Prairie Oaks Metro Park this Saturday. And look her up on the @stsohio adoption page. You’ll fall in love.