Most of those rescued by ABR tell their story with their physical and emotional scars, with their fear, with their injuries and sickness, and with their hope; the eternal Boxer hope. Roxi doesn’t have scars or injuries, she is not emaciated, she is not fearful, if she has emotional scars she hides them very well. She has hope, and love, and an eagerness to be part of the pack, part of the family, to belong again. Roxi is a very young 7 or 8, you’d guess 4 or 5, with a soft-as-silk fawn coat with white flash in all the right spots to highlight her happy eyes and incessant nub wagging.

Roxi was clearly part of a family, maybe the center of one, and why she was not when ABR found her is a mystery. She is obedient, well trained, respectful of the pack and humans, happy and in very good condition. She takes direction well and quickly. She watched the foster family from her crate for a day and overnight and in the morning she joined the group without incident. By the next day she was eating and sleeping right alongside her pack: female Boxers 15 and 7 years old, and a 10 year old male Plotthound (who thinks he’s a Boxer). She has struggled some to incorporate a 9 month old deaf, foster to the pack, but she is doing it bit by bit. She is house, crate and leash trained and frequently naps in one of the 4 available crates. She leaps in the car and settles in for the ride, offering a nibble or 2 on the ear to get the parade started.

Roxi is heartworm negative and very healthy. She’s on the smaller side for a female and is trying to lose a pound or 2. Roxi does not get on furniture unless invited (or so excited to offer another ear nibble she just can’t help it). She loves her walks but is not comfortable in confined spaces with dogs she does not know. She likes to sleep near her foster mom or foster auntie overnight. She doesn’t live with kids but is so gentle she may have in the past. She would likely do best as an adored only dog or with a fur buddy. This beautiful older lady is eagerly awaiting her new forever family.

Roxi was named by Irelyn Freeman in honor of her boxer.