Roxxi has been adopted! 06-09-2017

Female German Shepherd Dog /Labrador Retriever mix about 6-9 years old. Good with kids. Not cat friendly. Homes with no other dogs.

Roxxi is a very special girl. She was originally rescued from Phoenix when we discovered she was pregnant. Sadly, the shelter aborted her babies and she was devastated. It took her some time to get over that terrible ordeal, but she became a wonderful, vibrant doggie.

She was adopted, but recently came back to the rescue because of some challenges the family was having. We noticed that she wasn't acting normal and took her to an Ophthalmologist. Unfortunately, Roxxi has Sudden Acquired Retinal Degeneration Syndrome (SARDS). She's basically going blind and will forever be that way.

There's nothing that can be done, but to find her a family that understands her special needs and will love her just the way she is. There isn't any medication to give her and it's not painful. This explains her weight gain, because dogs with this disease have a tendency to gain a lot of weight. Short but frequent walks will be best to start.

Could you be her angel and either foster or adopt her into your home? You will learn that she gets along just fine and it will make your heart feel good to give an animal in need a loving home! She deserves a second chance at a good life.

The minimum adoption donation for adults is $300 and the adoption donation for puppies is $400 - $500. This amount only partially covers the cost of veterinary care, boarding fees, and other miscellaneous expenses involved in the temporary care and adoption of our dogs and is tax deductible. The adoption donation provides that all dogs will be spayed or neutered, receive current vaccinations, and are microchipped. If not, arrangements will be made on an individual basis ( i.e., puppies who will need to be altered by 6 mos old). Special consideration may be given to those willing to adopt older dogs or dogs with physical problems.