Hello, I'm Roxie

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Status: Available for adoption
Animal Type(s): Large Dogs
Gender: Female
Approx. date of birth: Fall 2015
Breed: Shepherd
Current location: near Athabasca
Spayed / Neutered: Yes
Energy level: Medium
House trained: Yes
Good with kids: Unknown
Good with dogs: Yes
Good with cats: Unknown

My name is Roxy and, although I am not your typical rescue, my story is one worth sharing. Please read all of this before you consider adopting.

As you can tell from my picture, I am a purebred German Shepherd. I was purchased as a puppy from a backyard breeder. Early in my young life, it became apparent that I had issues with my hips. The family that owned me managed my pain with medicine, but I had significant hip problems that pain meds could no longer help. I could not move with ease or grace. The truth is I have one of the worst cases of hip dysplasia my new veterinary team has ever seen. I came into SCARS care through a partner group as my family had decided to euthanize me. SCARS knows that I have a chance at a better life with surgery combined with properly managed pain care. True to the philosophy of helping animals in need, I was accepted into the SCARS family and brought to the Westlock Veterinary Center. Both my hips are in poor condition. However, the right is much worse than the left. I had surgery a week or so ago and the difference for me was immediate. Just a short time post-surgery and clinic staff could already see the difference in my personality, and the obvious decrease in my discomfort.

There is no guarantee that I will become completely pain-free, or that I’ll have 100% mobility. An adopter will need to speak with the veterinary team to understand my condition and prognosis.

For now, I’m fairly normal. I love my toys, am excited to go for walks and adore the other dogs around here.

Interested in adopting Roxie? Click the Adopt Me Button at the top of the page.
Please note: If other cats/dogs in your home are not spayed/neutered, we will deny your application. SCARS exists due to lack of spaying/neutering and it is our goal to end this cycle. If there is a documented medical reason for your animal to not be spayed/neutered, we will work with you.