“Hi there! I’m Roxy, an 8 year old yellow labrador retriever. I weigh 60 pounds which is a good weight for a dog my size and breed.

“I lived all of my life with one man. I was his only animal and we had a wonderful life together.  Much to my great sadness, he passed away.  One of his friends took me in and I thought I was going to stay there but then one day, they dropped me off at a place of business!  They just left me there!  I was so confused.

“Thankfully I was able to stay with the person whose office I was dumped at.  I call them my caregiver.  They didn’t take me to a shelter or abandon me somewhere!  Unfortunately, I cannot stay here.  There are other dogs and I don’t like that!  I need a new home very soon.  A home without dogs, cats, and kids is what I need.

“You see, when we dogs are not socialized with others, it can be hard to find the same kind of home for us when our owners pass away or become unable to keep us.  This is not my fault nor is it the fault of any dog.  We know what we know and sometimes change is hard.  I’m not saying my human did not love me-he loved me so much!  What I would do to have him back or someone much like him…I am very fond of men as that is what I’ve known.  That’s not to say I couldn’t live with a couple or a single woman. Someone who is looking for a loyal and loving companion is what I am looking for because that’s who I can be a loving and loyal companion!

“At night I sleep in a crate, during the day I enjoy being inside with my human. If I go outside, it’s to do my business or because you are outside and I want to join you. If you leave me outside, I will bark to let you know I want to come inside. I can manage quite a bit before I need to potty.

“As a senior girl, albeit a “young” senior, I have some arthritis.  I don’t take anything for that now-no medication or joint supplements. I may not need any medication for this yet but joint supplements could help me!  I had knee surgery in the past.  My caregiver just got me vetted, I got shots and an exam.  My new human should be able to afford my care for the rest of my life-this means vet care and good dog food.  With good, regular care I could live a comfortable life and perhaps be around for a while? I hear we labs can live well into our teens!

“While exercise has never been a priority for me, certainly getting out for regular exercise would be welcome!  Because I’ve not had a lot of practice, I am OK on leash.  We would have to take it slow but maybe I could build up to longer walks as time goes on? I can still do stairs at this time.

“So that’s it about me. If you aren’t able to adopt me, maybe you know someone who would? Or maybe a friend of a friend would want me? I hope you please tell everyone you know about Roxy the yellow lab who needs a home.  I am ready to start the rest of my life with someone who will love me and keep me forever!”

Roxy is located in Stanwood, WA. For contact information please email: referrals@olddoghaven.org

This is a courtesy post. Roxy is not an Old Dog Haven dog. Old Dog Haven has not assessed this dog for medical issues and will not be responsible for medical care after adoption. We urge prospective adopters to do their own evaluation.