Approx Age: 11 years
Roxy is a lovely old girl who we are looking to re-home on our supported adoption scheme. She does have a few health issues but still enjoys plenty of attention and playing with her ball. She has been fostered recently by one of our board members but doesn't get on great with her other dogs. She has given us the following information, '' We have been fostering Roxy for several weeks now and she is a lovely, friendly girl who craves affection. She is 11 years old and because of her health issues (chronic kidney disease and severe anaemia),is looking for a lovely home where she will be cared for to the end of her days. She is friendly with all dogs when out and about, but I think she would be happiest in a quiet home with a human or two to absolutely dote on her. Looks can be deciving, as can actions, and Roxy looks like a mad young spanielwho never sits still. However, because of her anaemia she does tire very quickly and the vet has advised only limited exercise and short walks, Roxy is a complete ball obsessive but we limit her access to her ball and indeed, only allow her to have it on her short walks.
Roxy is biddable, her re-call is good and she knows sit and wait. She can be tricky to groom as she is such a fidget. She can sometimes be noisy and show separation anxiety if she knows you are in a different part of the house or garden, however she is quiet at night and when you leave the house. Roxy has to have daily medication and frequent vet check-ups, so for this reason she will be supported financially. She has special dietary requirements- at the moment I cook her chicken and rice and she has Royal Canin Renal Food. She has a good appetite however and is no problem to give meds.
We shall miss her, but just want the best for this sweet girl for the time she has left.''
Unfortunately due to ill health Roxy's owner has had to reluctantly bring her to us for re-homing
A quiet home where Roxy will very seldom be left alone. Prospective adopters also need to be aware that we don't know how long she has left, and be able to cope with this when it finally comes