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Goodbye our sweet Box 'O Rocks
We had Roxy PTS today. She had been ill for about a month, diagnosed with several things including Diabetes Insipidus, and she was slowly dying. We gave her a great last day, cuddled her all day, and then took her down to the vet to have her PTS. She got to leave this world in my arms, on one of her beds, in the back of our car. I hope and believe that she died happy. She was a Princess with a capital P, and as with all princesses, she could be a royal PITA, but she was as sweet as could be, well behaved and obedient, and always a love bug. We will miss her. I am not sure why, but we never had any serious inquiries about her, despite the fact that she was one of the few dogs we had that could see and hear, was well trained, and was a very loving dog. When we got her, I figured she'd find a home in no time. And yet she just sat here, for almost 2 years, unwanted and so desperate for a home and family of her own. We loved her and we did our best, but we were not her family.

Gender - Female
  • Age/DOB - 1/26/07
  • Height  at the shoulder -
  • Weight - 102
  • Spayed/Neutered - Yes
  • Taken in on  - 6/16/10
  • Available as of - 1/16/11
  • Housebroken - Yes
  • Obedience trained - Yes
  • Good with other dogs - Mostly
    • with cats - Unk
    • with kids -  Yes
    • with the elderly - Yes
  • Temperament -Roxy is a princess. She would be best as an only dog or with one or two other dogs. She needs an owner who won't let her run the house.

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Roxy is a Merle Dane with Addison's Disease. She came to us because her mommy couldn't keep her anymore. AD is easily managed and Rox is stable. She is on daily medication for her AD, but the meds are controlling the AD very well. She will have to be on her meds the rest of her life. Her meds run about $35 a month. Rox is sweet and very affectionate. She is not very socially adept with other dogs. She often gets into squabbles because she wants to play with the other dogs but doesn't know how to go about it, and then gets intimidated and defensive. She wants other dogs to believe she is a dominant personality and will try to be the boss with other dogs, which doesn't help, especially since she doesn't really believe she's the boss of anything and the other dogs sense this. She is also going to try to boss around her owners too. Not at all aggressively, she will just try to act the Princess and be the boss. You have to stay on top of her, and you have to keep it clear in her mind who is in charge. She would be fine with some dogs and not suitable with others. Mind you, I say that but she currently lives with 11 other dogs and is doing fine. But we do have to keep an eye on her sometimes, see the warnings that things are getting out of hand, and verbally intervene before they do. Rox, also loving known around here as box o Rox, is not the sharpest knife in the drawer. There are times when it is easy to expect too much of her. But she is also good at playing dumber than she is sometimes. She's sort of your typical JAP (Jewish American Princess - no religious slurs intended by this). She's not a big dog as Danes go. Actually on the petite side. Rox can see and hear just fine. Rox really wants to please and be your special good girl, and this makes working with her easier. She is very affectionate and will take up the entire bed if you let her, draping herself all over you. She's a very nice girl and will make a nice companion for the right person or family. She's not foolproof or bombproof as they say in the horse world. But she's not a grenade either. She is just a nice sweet dog, who lost her mommy and her home and doesn't understand why.

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He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart.
You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion"
- Unknown

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