Roxy aka Lexa

Meet Roxy aka Lexa (she is currently in a foster home and is looking for her forever home in early December after her heartworm treatment has been completed).

Things about Lexa -she is wonderful on leash -she potties on command and given a day or two will let you know which kind she would like to go out and do – she plays fetch – we think someone slipped some retriever into her brain.

She is SMART – like puppy menza smart – she is adult but her exact age is unknown – young enough to play, old enough to be great inside and hasn’t shredded anything. 

She recognizes dog toys vs. people items – she will take treats gently by hand, off flatware, or with kisses.

She is stunningly beautiful. She’s a little bitty thing – 60 lbds at healthy weight.

(She does very well in hotels, although she likes to hog the bed 😄. Calm, quiet, doesn’t react to outside noises)

Lexa is has some challenges: NO DOGS she has had bad experiences and then was rushed – she is NOT ever going to be a dog park or doggy day care dog. (Training classes, starting with a “Reactive Rover” type class. Then absolutely anything you would enjoy doing, & will allow her to use her brain. She would be fabulous in any & all dog sports!) She has car /crate anxiety but that is being worked on and is understandable (she has come a long way). She has been reported to have separation anxiety but in her current environment is not demonstrating excessive amounts of stress around normal human timing and is being further evaluated for longer leaves and outdoor kenneling (she is doing great with this!). She has been recovering from multiple heartworm treatments in the last few months, which has kept her activity level extremely limited. Keeping her very quiet, & not letting her get “worked up” at all, had not allowed for much work around other dogs.

What she needs:

… someone who really desires and wants a SMART dog that wants to delve into your pysche and figure out how to make you play with her (you can literally see the wheels turning with this girl. And, she figures things out fast).

… she wants interaction – not just attention – she wants connection and a real friendship – she is looking for a soul/mates in human form

… someone who will keep her safe and not allow her to come to harm by putting her back in bad situations for her where she will be scared of other dogs and pre-reacting. SHE needs someone who has her back so she never has to feel a need to raise hackles.  Please email nwsnowdogrescue@aol.com for an application to add this lovely girl to your family.