Roxie the roof puppy

If you've already read Roxie's rescue story, scroll down to read her happy ending story

She was only two months old when an Animal Advocates of BC colleague saw her teetering on the edge of a second-floor roof.  She would peer over the edge, trying to judge if she could jump, then go back on the deck and scratch and cry at the door, unheard, or unheeded.  She cried piercing puppy cries the whole time. If she'd been silent she may not have been heard and seen by our colleague and there may have been no puppy to rescue, just a corpse dangling on the end of the leash.
Our colleague quickly went to the door and asked to adopt her or buy her, knowing that AAS would approve and would pay all expenses.  They were tired of her and were happy to give her away... to a complete stranger.

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First to the vet for vaccines and an exam.

And then home to empty the toy and bone box...





Roxie has turned out to be a very smart dog, cheerful and very willing to learn, with a nice, normal personality: not too forward and not too timid.  As she meets other dogs while exploring in the woods she shows a lot of respect.  

We’ll let her new family carry on the story...


Roxie is doing very well. She seems to have decided that she would like to stay here. She is LOVING all her sister dogs, she always has someone to play with. She likes her many cats as well. One of our cats, Evie, will go looking for Roxie so that they can play.



Roxie is doing well; her behaviour is improving. We are working hard with her and she just seems to want to please. Roxie has a ton of energy and she absolutely loves the snow. This is her first winter, at least being old enough to enjoy playing in the snow. We cannot wait to go snowshoeing with her…it might be the only thing that can tire her out.  


Roxie is now very obedient and has really settled in and I think she has really decided that she will stay.  She is doing awesome. We are really working hard with her and she is becoming our little RoxStar!


We are having tons of fun and she has learned lots. We are enjoying her very much.  Training was great. Thanks so much for paying for it - she was a wild-child pup and really needed it. Tasha gave us homework and we are practicing with Roxie.





She is a smartie and is learning what is expected of her. Roxie has added a dash of energy and silliness to all our lives.


There has been such a flood of appeals for help this year that we may not be able to reply very quickly or at all to more appeals.  AAS is now so well-known for its experience in all animal welfare and rescue matters that we are asked for advice and help from all over BC, Canada, the U.S. and the world.  For years I have answered each and every appeal with detailed advice that I have learned from 20 years of rescue, advocacy and animal law. Our high standards are well-known to the public, that is why we are so often asked for help and advice.

We are currently working on so many projects that I am sorry to have to say that we may not be able to respond to all the cries for help we hear as quickly as we want to.

AAS ethical standards are simple and straightforward, but a lot of work: Every rescued dog is given the exact same love and care that I give my own dogs.  Anything less can't be morally justified.  To weigh the costs, to kill, or to rehome without paying to make the dog well in body and spirit is not true animal welfare: it's moving as much product as fast as possible and to demand money for unwell product is a business, not a calling. 

Judy Stone

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