There were many people involved in the rescue of Roxanne and we only know a small chunk of the story. We know she ended up at the Humane Society Serving Erie County where she was terrified.

She went through their behavioural department as they tried to break through her shell to reach the inner dog, but their efforts were in vain.


Roxanne stayed firmly in her shell. With a feeling of sadness the team realized Roxanne needed a foster home. Roxanne needed BCFS.

We got the call asking if we could take in this seemingly reclusive dog who was incredibly fearful. BCFS accepted Roxanne into our foster care program and it wasn’t long before love and patience won.


The bond that formed between Roxanne (Annie) and her foster mom was so strong that it was a short foster and a long forever home.

We don’t know what happened to Roxanne, but we know dogs live in the moment and at this moment Roxanne is happy and loved.

Our dreams come true.

2 thoughts on “Roxanne”

  1. This brings tears to my eyes. In the short time we’ve been together Annie has turned many corners. She now walks with her head and tail held high and is curious about the birds, squirrels, and the resident cotton tail rabbit we see on our evening walk. I know she’d just love to chase it! She enjoys our walks, is eating well and is quite happy following me everywhere. She is still wary of some noises and isn’t in love with her car rides! But she’s getting better. We spent an afternoon at the beach and she was calm and playful with some of the other dogs. She seems to prefer smaller dogs or puppies. There are so many dogs around home so she has plenty of opportunities to socialize. A young man asked me today if she was a Cairn terrier. I researched it and I do believe that it’s part of her DNA. I’m so thankful to have the opportunity to love this little girl and I feel as if she’s returning the love 100 percent – as much as she can right now. Last night, without invitation she lay her head in my lap for some loving. First time breakthrough! Thank you so much for the opportunity to love Annie.

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