Roxie Brett contacted us about Roxie, drawn to her story and her long stay (1 year and counting) with us. He had just said goodbye to his two rescue dogs, both 14 years of age, whom he had devotedly nursed in their latter stages of life. Brett is a quiet man who lives a life of the mind. Humans have not always been kind to him, but dogs have and he cherishes their love and loyalty. We had been looking for a strong leader to help Roxie undo the harmful training she had previously received. Brett came, met us and Roxie, exchanged information and concerns, and worked with our trainer. Brett is a soft spoken and slight man; he said he was a little afraid to start this new venture, explaining that any new venture, if taken seriously, should begin with some fear. That said, this was a venture he wanted to pursue. It takes a strong person to recognize fear, embrace it, and proceed with a heart's goal. We determined that, with a high degree of probability, Roxie had found her strong leader. Brett adopted Roxie and they left together. Here is his update from today (2 days into the adoption): The transition is going well. The trip was easy and the countryside beautiful. Roxie has met some of the neighbors who think she is beautiful. She also joined me on the weekend walks with my friend and his dog. No histrionics, some minor vocals for a second, then good to go.

Originally posted at Brightside Animal Center’s Facebook Wall: Roxie

Brett contacted us about Roxie, drawn to her story and her long stay (1 y…