February 2015 update:
Roxy is with us in foster care and she is doing fantastic. We are thrilled to have new pictures and information about her. She is living with three dogs and is doing awesome. She is affectionate, sweet, and smart. She doesn't know too much about leash walking but will learn quickly. She gets very excited over food (human or dog food) so will need some continued training because she just doesn't know. Her foster mom said that she was very well behaved during her bath and that she has had no accidents, sleeps perfectly well during the night, uses her crate like a champ, and is ready for a wonderful home.
Roxy is an exuberant greeter so very small kids would get bowled over. We think she'd have fun with older kids and an active family.
Roxy was an owner surrender to an ACO in central Maine. The owner was planning to shoot her because she was naughty with the neighbor's chickens so thank goodness the ACO was able to talk him out of the dog. We were told she is a lab-airedale mix and she sheds very little. Other people have guessed giant schnauzer or griffon, but whatever she is she is a doll. Roxy is about 60 lbs. She was living only partially indoors and was crated any time she was alone indoors. Roxy is 6 years old. We don’t know much about her behavior with other dogs but she chases cats and small animals so most likely needs a home without feline friends. Roxy is not a big barker, just as an alert when someone comes in the driveway.
Roxy loves to have human visitors. She will jump for joy until you tell her “down” and hold your hand up, and she will be more polite. She might bowl a small child over but wouldn’t hurt them on purpose. She likes to run and play, and to chase sticks. On a leash she tends to pull but is easily corrected by you stopping to wait, and then will heel nicely.
Roxy is currently in boarding and is a big happy girl who is full of energy. We’d like to pull her out of there so she can run and play and we can learn more about her. She likes to chew and loves chew toys or bones.
To apply to adopt Roxy or any of our sweeties, please check out our application.
Please note: We do not have a physical location, but we are supported by a network of wonderful foster homes that are spread throughout New England. A dog will need to be visited by a prospective adopter in the foster home where they are feeling safe and comfortable.
Thank you for considering rescue!
Roxy is in foster in southern Maine and can't wait to find her forever family.