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Boston Terrier Rescue Canada: Shelter+ Challenge Grant Report

How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?

This money was used to help pay for luxating patella surgery for a sweet Boston in our care named Roxie.

Without luxating patella surgery, Roxie would have been deemed unadoptable. She would have faced a life of pain, which is no way for a young dog to go through life.

How many pets did this grant help?

one - Roxie

Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.

Roxie came into our program as a listless girl in constant pain. She was able to get around on three legs, however it was apparent that her quality of life could be greatly improved with orthopedic surgery to correct her luxating patella.

Roxie is certainly not the same dog that came into our rescue program. Roxie is now ready for adoption and this is the bio that was written by her foster mom:

“Picture boundless energy in four-legged motion, and that’s Roxie. Imagine endless enthusiasm disguised as a small black and white Boston Terrier, and that’s Roxie. Conjure up a happy whirlwind of kisses and affection, and that’s Roxie.

“This exuberant 2-year-old, with the inky splotch, like a large beauty spot, on her forehead, is as sweet as she is friendly. And there’s nothing she likes more than putting all of her good feelings out there, on display, for everyone to see and share.

“Currently being fostered with two male Boston Terriers, this feisty little female is the undisputed leader of their tight pack of three, as they romp and wrestle and tumble together. Despite her impish playfulness, however, she listens very well to her foster mom’s instructions and is most eager to please. She’s also fully housetrained and settles easily into her crate when it’s time for rest and relaxation.

“She walks well on leash, but when she meets new dogs, her excited and energetic form of greeting can, all too often, be misconstrued by dogs and owners alike. She recently underwent successful surgery for luxating patella, and given her natural ebullience and go-go-go pace, you’d never even know it.

“Now that she’s looking for her forever home, what Roxie needs most is someone who’s ready, willing and able to teach her the proper rules, boundaries and limitations required for every well-behaved and obedient dog. With an experienced owner, who’s both patient and consistent, this bright young student will learn her lessons quickly and go on to thrive.

“A warm-hearted and loving dog, Roxie’s greatest wish is to be welcomed into a family as warm-hearted and loving as she is.”

[UPDATE: Roxie has been adopted!]

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