Roxy is a 6 year old BC mix girl who is severely overweight at 109 lbs. She was surrendered to the Fort Worth shelter with Leia for barking too much. The shelter reached out to us to see if we could assist since neither pup would be desirable in their condition, and the shelter knew that both girls would need some serious help to get to a more manageable weight. We pulled both Roxy and Leia into a great foster home and began the hard work to get their weight down.
Even with all the extra weight, Roxy is an extremely friendly and surprisingly mobile girl. She is currently considered low energy, but she does love her walks and being with her foster parents. She is a good-natured girl who doesn’t seem to have any bad habits, including hardly barking to date. She is leash, crate and house trained, and her foster calls her a sweet, gentle bear who loves having her belly rubbed and patiently tolerates the daily brushing she gets to get her coat back into shape. She has also shown some interest in toys, so we are curious to see if this grows as she becomes more mobile and active. She can be fostered to adopt with a home that will commit to regular check ins with BCSAVE to ensure that her weight loss continues and regular vet checks to make sure she has no underlying conditions as a result of the weight.