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VA -2yo APBTx bitch *new pics*

Discussion in 'Rescue & Adoption' started by Poisoned, Jul 29, 2010.

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  1. Poisoned

    Poisoned GRCH Dog

    Okay.. I'm exhausted.. Roxy is a runner now. She was fine a few months ago, but now after being either corrected or crated when she comes after being called she does not have good recall AT ALL and takes off at any given chance. As she did today. Twice.

    I know chasing her made it a game for her, but all I could think of was her getting ahold of something else... I got her both times, she wouldn't go near the owners. She gave up and came to me because I tricked her into thinking I had treats.. I gave her lots of loving for coming to me. But I still had to chase her (more like corral) for quite a distance, that girl is FAST. She had so much fun it was ridiculous, though... tongue lolling and smiling the whole time.

    She so needs to get somewhere safe.. they thought she went missing yesterday because they put her in the yard and she disappeared.. but she was hiding under the porch. Just TWO houses over from them I passed a small dog, an ANCIENT black pomeranian, who is always loose in front of her house. She minds her business and ignores other dogs, but the owners refuse to keep her safe and in the yard. Roxy (I have no doubt) would turn her into a chew toy and it would be "Roaming Pit Bull Mauls, Kills Elderly Pomeranian"

    ---------- Post added at 10:52 PM ---------- Previous post was at 10:46 PM ----------

    On a more pleasant note, I took her to my place again for some play. She got to run around by the water and play on the rocks (which she really loved, she's a good climber). She is really shy when meeting people... and we got mobbed by a group of kids from about 2-10 who didn't ask but started petting her immediately. She ducked once or twice but them enjoyed it and started giving kisses. She was not socialized so it a little nervous about meeting people.. but she just loves them. She adores kids so much.
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  2. simbasmom

    simbasmom Puppy

    I just read this whole thread and ugh it breaks my heart. Just seeing her pics and reading what you say about her she has SO much potential l to be a wonderful dog for someone. I really hope she can find a home, and I wish I could take her but I can't. :-/ I'm praying for you Roxy!
  3. LilianaLove

    LilianaLove GRCH Dog

    Poisoned if you want to PM me some info about her that I can post on the MDSPCA website, I could post on there. If there's a hit, I could do a home check and transport.
    She sounds like she desperately needs a home.
  4. MyHeartWithRoxy

    MyHeartWithRoxy Little Dog

    I just read through all of this :(.

    Any update on Roxy?

    If I had a place to keep her and was closer, I'd take her, but I don't. I hope she finds her perfect home soon. She looks like such a sweetie and she deserves someone who will love and spoil her.
  5. Poisoned

    Poisoned GRCH Dog

    Not much of an update on her.. nobody serious has contacted me.

    I took her out for a walk twice yesterday, and I'm pretty sure she would walk until her legs fall off. Always on the lookout for something to get into while we're out. The second she realizes she's going to be staying in her crate she cries now, she barked yesterday until she was hoarse.. because gets little exercise.

    When she's out in the house she takes advantage of it and runs so hard she hits things :lol:

    ---------- Post added at 11:54 AM ---------- Previous post was at 10:37 AM ----------

    Also, if you were to get her motivated she would have so much fun with weight pulls.. I'm sure of that. She loves to pull, not to get anywhere, but just to pull. She puts her everything into it if I tell her to "Go!" she comes off the ground nearly in her enthusiasm to pull me down :lol:
  6. Jrm1985Ohio

    Jrm1985Ohio Good Dog

    Ugh this is so freaking sad! I wish I had the time and space for another dog. I hope she finds a home soon!
  7. idgafafk3

    idgafafk3 Little Dog

    She's beautiful. :)
  8. monkeys23

    monkeys23 GRCH Dog

    I just wanted to say I've seriously got my fingers crossed for Roxy!!
  9. Poisoned

    Poisoned GRCH Dog

    Thank you guys. I had a chance to go take her out again yesterday.. It's just pitiful, when she gets out of the crate she is so overexcited and it seems in a rush to do about a hundred things before she goes back in.. just pure energy pretty much when you open that crate door.

    No new interest.
  10. Poisoned

    Poisoned GRCH Dog

    Oh Lordy.. I called Roxy my dog yesterday :lol: I had her out walking and saw a guy I really don't like much.. he owns two ankle biters. He picked up his toddler and cross the road towards us, saying - loud enough for me to hear - to his kid "NO. You can NOT pet that dog, that's a PIT BULL. You can't play with a PIT BULL." I actually stopped and told him she was the best dog I owned and is a typical pit bull in the fact she loves kids and people... he gave me the "Yeah, I'm sure" kinda thing then said whatever, and sat his kid down.. I then got him to come over so I could talk to him about the breed.. His kid was loving on Roxy the whole time I talked to him and she was having a blast.

    She literally has to be dragged into her kennel now.. she cries as long as she thinks someone is there to hear her. It drives me crazy. I mean, if she were being exercised I wouldn't have a big problem, but "going out" for her is literally walking to the front door and a foot or two into the yard to pee a little, then RIGHT back in the crate.. But oddly enough, they let a strange dog they found run around the house yesterday while Roxy sat in her crate.. ?
  11. kady05

    kady05 Krypto Super Dog

    I don't know why I haven't thought of this, but feel free to list her on the FB group I admin. on: Incompatible Browser | Facebook

    We have over 1000 fans, so maybe someone might be interested?

    Also, have you contacted Ring Dog or Bully Paws? They may know of someone who will foster, or at the very least, could post her on their websites as a courtesy listing.
  12. Poisoned

    Poisoned GRCH Dog

    Thank you, I will. Do I just post her pic/info on the wall?

    I did contact Ring Dog, but the owners were being so uncooperative I told them never mind.. because I didn't want to waste their time.. I am about to contact both though.
  13. Poisoned

    Poisoned GRCH Dog

    I gave Roxy some very good food yesterday and tested her for any guarding at all, she did perfectly, she either kept eating submissively or she backed off and looked at you, waiting for you to get done messing with her food.

    I've been bringing her to my house a couple times a week for a few hours, she has not had a single accident here because I treat her like a puppy who needs to be reminded to go out.

    Ah ha, and I torture her a bit while she's here.. I figure the way he tucks butt and runs she'd make a lovely bumble bee.
    What's funny is that costume fits Sparkles (the 12" tall, 12" long 12lb pom mix) pretty well.


    That is her constant expression..
  14. AmberL

    AmberL Good Dog

    I am so happy she has someone to at least take her from her bad situation for a couple of days a week. Thank You for putting your time in to help her. I find it so sad that there are dogs out there spending upwards of 23hrs in kennels and no one to relieve them of their confinement.
  15. Poisoned

    Poisoned GRCH Dog

    Thank you..

    Roxy was being pretty aggressive to the young male at her house that she usually gets along with well. Thankfully he immediately submitted and I got her out of the room before it escalated.. She mounted him and then started growling and tensing up, just trying to start a fight I suppose because he wasn't doing anything but standing with his back to her.. Then he went to her kennel in an apologetic manner (head down, ears back, tail low and wagging), she stared at him until she got close then she showed him every tooth she has and snarled.

    So I'm hoping they take my advice and don't let her loose with him anymore. If only for his sake, he's a mellow, very sweet lab who does NOT want to fight.
  16. Poisoned

    Poisoned GRCH Dog

    I have a chance to catch a ride with a family member who is going from VA to Struthers OH, if there is anyone in the middle or who can pick her up that would like to foster/adopt or get her to a foster home or adopter please let me know..

    I also need to check out OH BSL and such first.

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    Boy OH sucks.
    We have to pass through MD if I go.
  17. April

    April Good Dog

    Hmmmmm, considering what happened yesterday, this is very, very tempting, considering I have already posted in this thread. Hmmmm.
  18. LilianaLove

    LilianaLove GRCH Dog

    April, if you're really interested, I can help with transport.
  19. April

    April Good Dog

    Lil, are you on my Fb? If not I can send you the message on here that I just sent to someone else...
  20. monkeys23

    monkeys23 GRCH Dog

    That could be a very nice solution for both you and Roxy, April. :)
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