Breed: Labrador x German Shepherd
Age: 7 years old
Roxy is a loving, friendly and calm 7-year-old Black Labrador x German Shepherd who has flourished in her foster home and is now ready to find her extra special forever home. She’s good as gold, quiet, sweet and playful and enjoys playing ball and going on walks. She loves nothing more than cuddles with her foster carers and showing off her ever-growing collection of toys to everyone she meets.
Roxy is looking for a home with a secure garden so she can sit out and sunbathe, and someone who is home all day as she suffers from separation anxiety. Whilst she has been making some progress with this whilst working with our trainer, she needs someone who will be happy to continue working with her in this area long term.
She suffers from hip dysplasia and will need to take daily tablets to manage this for the rest of her life. Because of this, she needs short but regular exercise to build up her muscle strength and help her shed a few more kilos. Her foster family have also come up with some imaginative ball games with her that allow her to play her favourite game without putting pressure on her joints. Roxy absolutely loves finding and retrieving her balls in the garden and enjoys scent and brain activities. She enjoys her walks but can sometimes find the big wide world a little overwhelming on new routes. We think she’d prefer somewhere with quiet walks close to home as she doesn’t enjoy car journeys, although she has also been working on this in her foster home.
Roxy has previously lived as an only dog but we think she could live with the right friendly canine role model. She’s good with children but doesn’t enjoy being messed with too much, so could live with calm, sensible, older children 8+ who understand that her hips can cause her some discomfort so she can’t always play. Roxy cannot live with cats.