Roxi

Boston Terrier


Foster Location: Des Moines, IA
Age: 4 years old DOB: 03-25-18
Sex: Female
Weight: 19lbs
Kids: Yes
Cats: NO
Dogs: Submissive, Balanced
Adoption Fee: $700
Fenced Yard: Preferred






Roxi came into SNAFU Rescue via breeder release. Her breeder wanted her to be placed in a loving pet home to be spoiled and live out her life as a cherished pet.

Roxi is an active, playful, boss babe, outgoing, attention seeking and social Boston Terrier.  Be ready for some indoor playtime and lots of outside time as Roxi loves to gallop around the backyard and take in as many walks as possible.  She is curious about the outdoors and will absolutely explore every inch of the yard.  Foxi Roxi (as she is affectionately referred to) can often be found sunning her buns, playing keep away with any/all of her treasures, chasing around her bouncy balls, nibbling on her bones and playing tug-of-war with her braided rope.  Roxi is a TON of Boston fun but this fun girl likes to be in charge.  She likes to be in control and is quite the alpha girl around her furry friends. She prefers dogs her size and has been reactive on walks when she sees a large furry creature; she gets “growly” and will let out a few barks. Her happy place is anywhere and everywhere with her people doing whatever they are and demanding to be part of it! Roxi is very much in need of lots of attention.  After some fun roaming around in the grass, a game of fetch with her favorite ball or bouncing and rolling around with her beloved stuffed squeaky toy, you can find Roxi searching for her people to snuggle up on their lap for a snooze.  She is very playful and does need constant stimulation but she also does have quite a chill side and is as sweet as can be when cuddled up next to her people.  Her favorite place is on the soft couch all cuddled up, pressed into her people while ensuring she gets the desired affection she needs as she does have a jealous side when the attention is on the resident pup.  Roxi is a social butterfly, and seems to get along well with every human she meets but due to her resource-guarding temperament (she is NOT aggressive but can growl and bark when something of hers is being occupied by the other dog), we think she would do best in a home that had children 5 years or older.  Slow introductions and supervision around children are a must to be sure they and she are kept safe.  Roxi can be a little picky when making new dog friends.  She is still learning dog manners and is usually a little cranky and awkward with other dogs when she first meets them.  She tends to be possessive of her items (food, bones, treats etc) with other dogs, which can be considered rude dog behavior, especially to more dominant dogs.  Roxi is unable to differentiate when playing versus when she feels something is trying to be taken from her.  She can growl, bark and attempt when another dog is coveting her high valued item; never around humans!  She is slowly learning manners, however she does resource guard both food and toys and that is why we think she would do best and be happiest if placed in a home as an only dog or with a very balanced, passive dog equal to her size (preferrably female). Roxi is in need of a family willing to work with her on learning manners, what is expected of her in her adoptive home and will need a family who is willing to spend extra time with her, be a firm leader and offer her patience and introduce her to slowly to proper dog behavior to help build her confidence.  

Roxi’s foster family happily reports she is 99% potty trained.  A regular and consistent schedule will help with her continued potty training success in her new home.  Roxi is fully crate trained although she doesn’t prefer her crate.  She will peacefully nap in her crate when her foster family is not home. For her safety, we recommend a similar crating schedule for her as when her family happens to be away from the home as she does not know danger and is still learning what is expected of her inside the home.  Roxi would love to share a bed at night with her adoptive family.  She loves to cuddle under the covers and press against you for comfort and safety.  

Medically, Roxi seems to be in great health!  She has been spayed, updated on vaccinations/dewormings, microchipped, had a dental, heartworm tested and has been given a clean bill of health by our veterinarian! 

Roxi would be happiest in a house with a fenced yard (opposed to a multiple floor apartment style dwelling with no yard) because she has a bit of a prey drive and will run (run fast).  She has mastered the stairs so a home with stairs would be a-okay for this sweet girl. We also think she'd love to go work with her new family if they wanted to take her with them to the office! She loves to meet new people, is quiet, will snuggle up calmly in her comfy bed and prefers to spend as much time with her humans as possible!  If her people are not able to take her to work with them, no problem - she's completely happy sleeping the day away as long as her people can arrange a mid day potty break for her!  Again, she is an energetic, active, very playful girl that is in need of extra attention.  She loves to play, run around the yard, explore and investigate what her people might be doing.  Roxi is as sweet as can be, a total snuggle bug and will smother those she loves with an unlimited amount of kisses!  She is looking for a low key family that can offer this precious girl patience, exercise her daily and can offer her tons of love and attention!  If you are looking for a loyal friend that you want to call your own, Roxi is your girl!  She would be a loyal best friend offering much love and companionship.  

If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Roxi, please submit an adoption application for her today!!





NOTE: Please note that it will likely be at *least* a 3-4 week minimum before you hear back from us after submitting an adoption application.  We typically accept for new applications for a period of 7 days or until 20 applications have been received for any newly available dog.  After that time period, the applications are sent on to the foster family for review and that usually takes from at *least* a few days to a week to sort through the applications, etc.  :-)  Most of our dogs receive several applications so this process does take some time, especially on dogs who are more popular for one reason or another.  We do require phone interviews to be conducted between the foster family and potential adopters, vet reference checks and a home visit to be conducted for all potential adopters, if they are selected as the top choice applicant, which will also take time to complete.   That being said, we do always let our applicants know if they are chosen or not. :-) 

IF you happen to not be chosen, please don't feel discouraged as, again, we usually get several applications for each dog, and sometimes it can be very difficult to choose just one adopter.  In those cases, we usually offer to keep the applications for adoption on file for any future dogs that come into our rescue. :-)


ALL adopters are required to come and pick up their adopted dogs in person from the dog's foster home (we do not ship any of our dogs). Please have road/driving transport plans in place to pick up an adopted dog before you apply!  While we are not against adopters flying a foster dog in cabin on a commercial flight, please keep in mind that many are not good candidates for flying due to size and/or being a brachycephalic/short nosed breed. 


If an adopter can not keep one of our grads, for any reason at all, at ANY point in time, they *must* be willing and able to return their adopted dog to his/her original foster home, despite distance and any costs that would be required to do so.