Pet of the Week: Roxy

Meet Roxy, a brown female Weimaraner mix available fro adoption locally.

Here is what her foster family has to say about her:

Roxy is a sweet, affectionate gal and champion snuggler. She loves to run and play and adores toys, fetching balls and playing tug of war with her humans or canine siblings, but she’s also great at just relaxing and hanging out. She is a loyal companion who loves her people, always following them around and wanting to give hugs and kisses.

At the end of the day, she just wants to be with you on the couch or bed (and she has some truly hysterical sleeping positions!). Whether she’s snuggling up to her favorite person or playing with her fellow pups, this cutie has a great time. She’s incredibly smart, trainable and responsive to her name and correction, and she already knows words like “sit,” “stay,” “wait,” “look,” “leave it”, “find it”, “drop it”, “hug”, “place”, “down”, “off”, “crate”, “touch” and “come.” She is house trained and crate trained, although she’s so well behaved, she is rarely crated.

The best environment for Roxy would be a single family home with a fenced in yard in a quiet neighborhood. She finds the whole world extremely exciting and tends to get overwhelmed by a lot of stimulation. Therefore, she’d do best in a quieter suburban area where this is less action (apartment living would not be a good fit for Roxy). She could also do a townhome in a quiet neighborhood with a small yard (this is where she is now). She’d love to have a canine sibling, that is average energy and chill (she couldn’t do good with a dominant dog), but would also do okay as only dog, as long as she is adequately exercised.

Roxy gets a little nervous meeting new people, so this needs to be managed. Her excitement can sometimes be a little noisy at first, but she settles quickly and then wants to be everyone’s best friend. Young kids, however, make her especially nervous, so we recommend a home with no kids under 10.

Everyone that meets Roxy falls in love… however, she has only gotten applications from people in apartments or with small children, so she’s been in foster care for a year with no good fit. Could you use some Roxy in your life? She promises lots of love to whoever will love her.

Roxy also has her own Instagram @roxylotsoflove and can be found on Facebook.

Are you and Roxy a match? If so, let us know and our sponsor, Becky’s Pet Care, will send you some treats and prizes.

Want your pet to be considered for the Reston Pet of the Week?

Email [email protected] with a 2-3 paragraph bio and at least 3-4 horizontally-oriented photos of your pet. Each week’s winner receives a sample of dog or cat treats from our sponsor, Becky’s Pet Care, along with $100 in Becky’s Bucks.

Becky’s Pet Care, the winner of eight Angie’s List Super Service Awards and the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters’ 2013 Business of the Year, provides professional dog walking and pet sitting services in Reston and Northern Virginia.

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