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March 24, 2009

Roxy’s Transformation

Filed under: Personal, Rescue — myminizoo @ 1:11 am

I knew it was over the minute I saw her picture. “Blue eyed sheltie mix for only $50“, the ad boasted. But what a sad, sad excuse of a dog. She was chained to a dog house in the middle of winter. She was incredibly dirty and unkempt looking….but yet I could see the potential in her eyes. Her owners were getting rid of her as she was “too big to keep in the house”. They had gotten a toy dog for the house and then decided that they didn’t want two dogs.

I finally convinced Mike to go take a look at her ( I knew once I got him there he wouldnt be able to say no 🙂 ) We drove for nearly two hours and when we arrived there she was, chained to the front porch. I must admit I wasnt very impressed when I first saw her. She was skinny, scruffy and scrawny. Next to Tulip, all perfectly groomed, she looked like a street urchin. But, I took her off her chain, looped my leash around her kneck as all she had was a small length of rope in place of a collar, and took her out to run around. She was so excited and happy to be off the chain and started running with Tulip right away. It was her happy go lucky personality, and her complete lack of gile for the human race, despite the way she was treated that finally won me over!

And the rest, as they say, is history!


 This was Roxy only 7 months ago!


Above : Roxy just after we got her…isn’t she a sight for sore eyes?


Roxy Today


What a difference some love and good food makes!


Running happy and free at last!



  1. Beautiful. Thank you for caring enough to see though to what she could be… and then helping her to realize that potential. I wish more people could/would do what you have done. Please give her a big hug for us, and yourselves the pat on the back you so truly deserve.

    Comment by jacqueline — March 24, 2009 @ 3:10 am

  2. It’s amazing what you’ve done. Talk about extreme makeover.

    Comment by Aimee — March 24, 2009 @ 7:53 pm

  3. Jacqueline- I feel that you do more, as you help rescue and rehome many animals while I have only helped my 4. Thank you for the encouragement and the pat on the back, though 🙂

    Comment by myminizoo — March 24, 2009 @ 11:26 pm

  4. GOD BLESS YOU! Thank you Big cyber hug to you! xxxxxxxx

    Comment by Lori — March 26, 2009 @ 12:24 am

  5. Your dogs are so beautiful. Amazing what love and good care can do!

    Comment by Haidi — March 30, 2009 @ 4:22 am

  6. The difference is night and day. Those people should be ashamed of themselves. It never ceases to amaze me the idiotic excuses people make to justify their actions.

    Roxy looks amazing, thanks to the caring of you and your boyfriend.

    Comment by wickedcats — March 30, 2009 @ 1:27 pm

  7. It is amazing what love can do isn’t it! Thank you for giving that beautiful dog a wonderful home!!

    Comment by Jenn FL — April 2, 2009 @ 12:53 am

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