Eight-year-old Roxie was surrendered to a Denver shelter because her family couldn’t afford the surgery and aftercare Roxie needed. The shelter contacted GRRR immediately and she was transferred into our care. When Roxie arrived she was in extreme pain. She would curl up and watch all the other dogs fetching balls and had to be content with getting petted while the others romped and played. Roxie is a petite girl, at least in height. As many of our new arrivals are, she is overweight. Roxie was seen by Dr. Carpenter and the diagnosis was a torn ACL. She would also need surgery. Roxie was placed on Rimadyl and Tramadol for her pain. Roxie was also posted on our website and listed as a Golden with special needs. Again we were so happy and surprised at inquires and applications received for adoption of Roxie. Roxie found a perfect family and is in a new home receiving the diet, exercise and care needed to help her meet her weight goal for surgery. Soon she will be able to live a pain free, happy life. Roxie’s new mom, Sue, reports she is just doing great. She’s a precious little darling as she carries her “babies” around with her. She’s not too fond of taking her medications. Recently they discovered that watermelon is the secret to getting the pills hidden and swallowed. Roxie has almost met her ideal weight and we will be scheduling surgery as soon as possible.