Please note Roxy is NOT at our rescue please contact Diana Brimblecombe Rescue Centre if you feel you can give this special girl a home http://www.dbarc.org.uk/dogs.html#
Black and White, Short Coat, Female, 5 years old ?
Are you the very special person for this very very special girl? She will melt your heart, but her story will break your heart.
Roxy's former owner was a farmer, and was surrendering her to rescue due to his own ill health.
Fair enough, one would think, but he said nothing about her past. Then, when Roxy was being spayed prior to coming to DBARC, the Vet noticed a problem with one of her hind legs, took an X-ray, which showed very serious damage to one of her hips.
The farmer was contacted. Oh yes, he had forgotten to mention that some time ago, he couldn't even remember what year, he had run her over with his tractor. He didn't even take her to the Vet.
So this poor dog must have suffered agonies with an untreated fracture, which eventually healed to give her a painful and partially disabled leg, and she has struggled on for years like this.
We couldn't get Roxy into the care of our Vets fast enough! Orthopaedic surgery was carried out, with immediate and miraculous results, and now after just a few short weeks, we have a comfortable and fully mobile dog who is already able to use that leg very well, and has now been signed off by our Vet as fit and ready for rehoming.
Roxy is an adorable darling, and it is truly amazing that she has the ability to love and trust humans, as she has only ever known neglect and suffering until now.
She was the model patient, and she is a wonderful dog, but she will need a very special home, as she has a quite understandable terror of motor vehicles. She has never seen road traffic, and the only farm traffic she encountered caused her dreadful injuries.
She will therefore need either a home with lots of land for her to enjoy without ever needing to walk on a road, and/or a loving and patient owner who will help her overcome this very understandable fear. We are working on this at DBARC, and her new owners will need to continue the therpeutic process.
This beautiful dog has a wonderful, loving heart, a gentle and trusting nature, and an endless appetite for cuddles! She is an absolute sweetheart, who has had nothing, asks for nothing, yet has infinite love to give.
If you are able to match this love, and give her all the special care she needs, please come and meet our darling Roxy.