Roxy’s Continuing Story


April 8, 2014 Yesterday, Roxy had another follow up visit with Dr. Munjar. We were convinced that after watching her walk and reviewing her x-rays, Dr. Munjar would suggest another operation on her left leg. What a shocker when he first said he was pleased with her right leg and then said he was pleased with her left! All the exercise she’s been doing paid off. He felt that the muscle she had developed and would continue to develop could support her knees. He has put some life-time limitations on her though: no rough sports like agility or fly-ball competition, no jogging, and no fetching. He doesn’t want her to do any activity that requires her to run and turn quickly. After a year consisting of five surgeries, countless trips to see Dr. Munjar and rehab, Roxy is ready to find her forever home.

January 21, 2014 Since our last message, Roxy finally was able to beat the infection. She’s been spending the last three weeks walking, playing, running and swimming. Our goal has been to build up her rear leg muscles in the hope that her surgery days would be over. On 1/16/14, she had another appointment with Dr. Munjar. He was very happy with her right leg and feels that leg is good to go (YEAH!) but he’s still unsure of the left. He’s asked GBR to give Roxy another couple of months of exercise before he decides the outcome of the left leg. He could see that the new muscle that’s now surrounding her left knee is providing it more support but he’s not sure if muscle alone will keep her knee from slipping. We’ve come this far with Roxy so, of course, we agreed.  Roxy’s next appointment is April 3rd.  If you’d like to see a peek at her running, take a look at this video that was taken of Scooby #2409 – Roxy comes running into the shot near the end.

December 12, 2013 Roxy’s been spending the last three weeks building up muscle hoping to get a positive report from Dr. Munjar – she got it!!!  He said that it was obvious that she has been making progress because she now has the beginning of some quad muscles in her rear legs. YEAH!!  He wants her to continue taking increasingly longer walks and begin swimming again. Her next appointment is mid-January, 2014.

Now that she’s allowed to take walks in the pasture off leash, her favorite play-pal has become Jaylin (#2391). She isn’t allowed to run after Jay so she waits for him to run by her and then lunges at him. She also loves to mouth wrestle with Jay. She no longer has a private room in her “hospital” foster home. She’s now sharing her recovery room with Toby (#2395). Toby is also recovering from knee surgery.

December 4, 2013 Roxy did very well after her surgery to remove the implants. Her stitches came out last week and she was given the green light to continue developing her rear leg muscles. Dr. Munjar wants her to gradually work up to three 20 minute walks per day over the next three weeks. After three weeks, she’ll begin swimming again. He’s still not sure if she’ll need one final operation on her left leg. He’s hoping that with the walks and swimming, she’ll build up enough muscle in her rear legs to support her knees without the surgery.

November 7, 2013 It’s been quite some time since we put an update online about Roxy. Since our last message to you, Roxy has been swimming! Over Labor Day, we took her to Bend for a bit of R & R and discovered that she is a natural-born swimmer.  She can’t get enough! After returning home, we began taking her to the Molalla River to swim on nice days and to Paws Aquatic for a swims in a pool on Mondays. She’s not interested in swimming after a ball but get out of her way if it’s a stick or a soft, squeaky water toy!

Dr. Munjar saw Roxy the beginning of October and decided that she needed one last surgery on her left leg and then she would be done – YEAH! The surgery was scheduled for November 4th but, alas, it was not meant to be. On Halloween, she developed a large lump on her right knee. Dr. Munjar examined it and said that the MRSA infection she had in August had returned. He explained that the area directly under the metal implant (plate) has no blood flow so the antibiotic can’t reach the bacteria that are living there. His solution is to remove the implants in both knees in order to completely clear up the infection.

We’re disappointed because we had hopes Roxy could be in her forever home before Christmas. After Monday’s (November 11) surgery to remove the implants, Roxy will be on an antibiotic for about a month and then we’ll look at doing the left leg surgery.

August 21, 2013: We’ve had a few “nail biting” days since our last report. Roxy was on two different antibiotics to fight the infection in her right knee but they didn’t seem to be helping.  Dr. Munjar was on vacation so Dr. Simpson stepped in to figure out what was happening. After culturing a sample of the ooze from Roxy’s wound, she reported to us that Roxy had a form of MRSA infection that was resistant to oxicillin type antibiotics. Her antibiotic was changed to a much stronger one (three very large pills per day) and we had to put warm packs on both knees four times a day. With the change of medication and the warm packs, she began to heal almost overnight.

We met with Dr. Munjar yesterday and reviewed Roxy’s xrays. He is very pleased with her right knee but is still isn’t excited about the left. Unfortunately, the tightrope is not giving her right knee the support she needs. Instead of jumping into a third left knee surgery, he has given us the green light to begin physical therapy to build up muscle mass in both legs. If after six weeks her left knee has not improved, he plans to remove the hardware in that knee and reposition the tightrope. Overall, her progress has been great and her bones are completely healed – YEAH!

Her physical therapy for the next weeks will be three daily walks staring at 10 minutes per walk. Each following week, we’ll increase the walks by five minutes. She’ll also begin swimming at Paws Aquatics in Milwaukie.

August 8, 2013: Roxy had her two week post surgery check up on July 30th. Dr. Munjar was really pleased with her right leg but still feels her left leg could be better. At her next appointment (August 20th), we’re going to discuss physical therapy. Dr. Munjar is thinking that if she were to build up muscle mass, her left knee would have better support.

We had a bit of a scare about a week following the removal of her stitches. After never needing an e-collar following any of her surgeries, she decided to bother the healed incision site on the inside of her right knee. She opened up an area of about an inch long in just the amount of time it took her foster dad to run to the airport and back! Into Dr. Munjar she went, where he closed it up with four loose stitches and is now on a course of antibiotics, just in case. When unsupervised, she now wears an e-collar and is not too happy about it. Naughty!

July 18, 2013: Roxy’s surgeries went very well on Monday and once again she charmed everyone at the clinic. Dr. Munjar described her as always happy to see him no matter what he does to her.

He straightened her right femur and she now has two completely straight legs! He also “installed” the TightRope in both knees to give them the side-to-side support she isn’t getting naturally. As soon as she is comfortable walking again, we’ll take a video so you can see how she looks now.

We were a bit concerned about her last night because at first she refused her dinner, then after finally eating, she vomited it all back up. After allowing her tummy to calm down, we gave her very small meals of boiled chicken over the course of several hours. We’ll keep her on the chicken for a few days. She’s been able to get up (with help) and walk outside to do her business.

She’ll return to see Dr. Munjar on July 30th for follow up xrays and to have her stitches removed.

July 13, 2013: Roxy is finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel! Her appointment with Dr. Munjar on July 9th went very well. As expected, she will need a second surgery on her right leg. The leg, though much straighter than before the first surgery, is still slightly bowed. If left uncorrected, it could cause her hip problems in the future. To correct the bow in her right femur, Dr. Munjar will need to take a small wedge out of the bone and change the tilt of her knee.

tightropeAt the same time, he will place a device called a TightRope CCL (see picture at right) in her left knee. The bones in her left leg are straight and need no more corrective surgery but because the side-to-side movement is very exaggerated, the TightRope device will act like her natural cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) – think of it as a bungee cord. Dr. Munjar explained that after years of walking bow legged, her CCL is stretched and is not able to hold the knee joint in place. Also after months of lying around, she has almost no muscle mass in her legs to help support the joint.

Her surgery is scheduled for July 15th.


July 2, 2013: Wish we had new news to report about Roxy but we don’t. That old saying “No news is good news” holds true for Roxy. Her day consists of lying around, eating, and watching “her stories” on TV.

She did have a bit of excitement on June 15th when she was allowed to make a guest appearance at the Golden Vintage Dinner. Dinner attendees were treated by Roxy strutting her stuff briefly at the beginning of the evening. Like a typical golden, she had to attempt to meet every person who was willing to pet her.

Roxy’s next appointment with Dr. Munjar is on July 11th. This is the day we’ll find out if she needs any further surgeries of if physical therapy can begin. Keep her in your thoughts and we’ll let you know what happens at the appointment.

June 4, 2013: Roxy’s most recent appointment with Dr. Munjar went very well. He wants limited movement for Roxy until her next appointment in early July. Her knees are healing very nicely.

May 24, 2013: Roxy is still doing well and will go back to see Dr. Munjar on May 30th.

Ever Want To Know What That Plate Looks Like?

TPLO (tibia plateau leveling osteotomy)While talking with Dr. Munjar about another GBR dog who might need TPLO (tibia plateau leveling osteotomy), which is similar to Roxy’s surgery but not as extensive, he showed us an actual plate placed on a model plastic bone. Since we’ve all seen images of the plate on Roxy’s x-rays, we thought you’d be interested in what it looks like “in real life.” Roxy’s next appointment with Dr. Munjar is May 30th at 10:30. We’ll let you know more after the appointment.

Roxy’s Left Leg Follow Up Surgery – May 15, 2013

Roxy is doing well after her surgery. Her recovery was not set all the way back to “square one” but it will take longer than anticipated.

Roxy came home yesterday from having a follow up surgery on her left knee. Dr. Munjar reported that he wasn’t surprised she needed follow up surgery and is hoping that he won’t have to do one on the right knee. He felt that the second cut in her bone did not heal because she was trying to support herself using two legs that were not able to support her weight, even with the help of the sling. During Monday’s surgery, he found a broken pin and broken screw, plus two of the screw holes had widen so much that the screws were “rattling” around in them. He removed the bone plate and replaced it with a different type and moved it to another positiion. He was also able to fine-tune the position of the knee which will make her leg even more straight than it was after the first surgery. He had to recut the bone so he could remove some fibrous tissue that formed. Lastly (as if all that wasn’t enough), he filled the cut and old screw holes with bone chips, which help excellerate the healing and make her leg stronger.

The following four x-rays will show you what her knee looked like before and after the May 13th surgery.









Pre-surgery x-rays (A & B): X-ray A is a view of her leg looking down on her knee with her leg stretched straight, while X-ray B is a view with her knee bent and her leg to the side. By looking very closely at X-ray A just under the second long screw, you can see a dark area which is the cut that was not healing.  In fact, the screw that broke is the second long screw. You can also see that the top of the bone plate is slightly pulled back toward the left from the face of the bone.

Post-surgery x-rays (C & D): Just like A & B, C & D are views of her leg while it is stretched out (C) and bent to the side (D). In these x-rays, you can see that the bone plate is shaped slightly different (view C) from the old one and that it fits snuggly up against the bone.  Also note that most of the wires have been removed.  Take a close look at the bone plate in X-ray D and you’ll notice two things: 1) it’s placed further to the left and 2) there are two small dark circles, which are the holes from the previous bone plate screws.

What now? Dr. Munjar’s instructions are to restrict Roxy’s movement for the next six weeks to only going out for pee and poop breaks – nothing more! Some of you might be thinking, “That poor dog. It doesn’t seem right have so many surgeries and to keep her so confined.”  All we can say to that is Roxy is only four years old and this is just a bump in the road for her. Once she gets past the eight week mark, she’ll begin her physical therapy, which will be swimming (she loves the water.) Roxy is rarely alone – either her foster mom or dad stay with her in her “bedroom,” plus she’s able to watch the other dogs through her gate. She’s well loved, pampered, brushed and petted as much as she wants.

We’ll continue to let you know how she’s progressing.

Not All Is Well With The Left Leg – May 9, 2013

Roxy’s left knee did not heal as anticipated but Dr. Munjar is confident it is correctable.

After many, many weeks of inactivity, Roxy’s rear leg muscle mass is almost down to nil. At her April 16th appointment, Dr. Munjar recommended increasingly slow walks to try to build up her muscle. We began taking her on daily five minute slow walks and had worked up to daily 10-minute walks. During one of the 10-minute walks, we noticed that her left foot was beginning to turn inward. Her left knee wasn’t bowing outward like it was pre-surgery but it certainly was not pointing forward when she walked. We also found a small, squishy lump on her left knee.

We rushed her to Dr. Munjar who reported, after reviewing new x-rays, that the right knee was healing nicely (YEAH!), the first and third cuts to the left knee had healed (YEAH again!); however, one left knee pin had broken and the plate had moved away from the bone (BOO!). Since the plate had moved away from the bone, there was movement in the bone which wasn’t allowing the second cut to heal. If you remember, from the beginning of this “adventure,” we were in a “damned if we do, damed if we don’t” situation. After her left knee surgery, we quickly realized that her bad right leg was unable to carry her weight while the left leg healed, so Dr. Munjar operated on the right knee hoping that, with support from the sling, she would be able to carry her weight on both legs. The squishy lump was a cyst that formed from the broken pin rubbing against tissue.

What now? Dr. Munjar had hoped that no follow up surgery would be needed but he wasn’t surprised. He’s calling this second surgery – Surgery 2A. Although we had hoped he could squeeze her surgery into his already full May 8th surgery day, it didn’t happen. Roxy is scheduled for surgery on Monday, May 13th.  Dr. Munjar is confident that with the second surgery followed by very restricted movement, Roxy will be fine. To prevent any further damage to the knee before Monday, we’re keeping her VERY quiet with no walks, other than to go out to poo and pee.

How is Roxy’s attitude during all this? Exactly what you’d expect from a Golden. She still gives lots of kisses and still asks for belly rubs. We’ll let you know how her surgery went when we meet with Dr. Munjar the day following her surgery – May 14th.  Keep your fingers-crossed that all goes well.

If you have questions about Roxy that haven’t been answered, please email them to and we’ll get you the answers., perhaps her foster dad Jack will agree to answer them via another video.

Roxy’s April 16th Appointment

Roxy’s follow up appointment with Dr. Munjar went well. She begins her physical therapy.

On April 16th, Roxy had the stitches in her leg removed and both legs were examined by Dr. Munjar. When manipulated, Roxy’s right knee has a bit of a “crunch” which could be some arthritis or her knee cap not having settled into its new groove. Dr. Munjar was unconcerned about how Roxy walks stiff-legged. He explained that her muscles are still sore and she’d gain more mobility in the knees once she starts physcial therapy at Back on Track. For the next six weeks, her foster family has been charged with beginning her therapy by taking her on daily five minute walks and gradually increasing the time to 15 minutes walks. Her next appointment, which will include follow up x-rays of both legs, will be in early June. Dr. Munjar will decide then if Roxy will need a second surgery on her right leg. Roxy made a new video just to celebrate the good news.  Click here to view…

Roxy’s foster dad answers your questions.

GBR has received many questions about Roxy. The most frequently asked  are answered by her foster dad on this video. Click to view “Roxy Questions Answered.”

The beginning of Roxy’s fundraiser.

“A picture is worth a thousand words,” but a video is even better. We want to introduce you to Roxy by having you watch the video below. Then we’ll tell you all about Roxy, her problem, and how you can help her legs “go straight.” As you watch the video, pay close attention to the shape of her rear legs. (Note: the video is hosted on YouTube, so expect an ad to pop up across the bottom of the video. To delete the ad, click on the X at the top right of the ad. Also enlarge the screen for the best view.) Watch video…

Roxy’s Fundraiser Goal Thermometer

Roxy is a special girl with special needs. You can learn all about Roxy and how you can help her by reading about her, looking at her pictures, and watching the videos that follow. Be patient, the thermometer has to be manually changed.

Now that you’ve watched the video of Roxy walking, you know that she has had some serious issues with her rear legs. Before getting into details about Roxy and the two surgeries she’s had, GBR wants you to know up front that we need your help financing the surgeries. Each leg is going to cost approximately $5,500! We realize that is a lot of money, and we could help many, many other dogs with $11,000, but when you’re involved in a dog rescue and you’re faced with a young (four year old) beautiful Golden, what other decision could we make? We don’t come to you asking for special help that often but when we do, you know it’s really based on extenuating circumstances.

Her condition was so severe that we have already gone ahead with surgeries on both rear legs. We didn’t come to you sooner asking for help because the surgeries were so extensive that we wanted to wait a few weeks to ensure that neither leg would collapse. We’ll go into detail about both surgeries later in this article.

As we receive donations, we’ll track our progress using this goal thermometer. We promise you that 100% of your donation will go toward Roxy’s surgeries. If the surgeries cost less than the $11,000 estimate or if more than $11,000 is donated, the extra money will be set aside for the next dog needing orthopedic care. Continue reading about Roxy and enjoy the additional videos we have of her as she gets ready for surgery Number One and then begins her recovery.

Roxy’s Background

2232_roxy_2As a puppy, Roxy had torn ACLs and her owners couldn’t afford to get them fixed. As a result, her rear legs grew to be severely deformed.

When she was just eight months old, Roxy was diagnosed with torn anterior cruciate ligaments (ACL) – quite uncommon in such a young dog. Her owners got Roxy as a puppy from a breeder and kept her until they released her to GBR. Although her condition could be corrected with TPLO (Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy), the procedure is expensive, and they couldn’t afford it. As the years passed and Roxy grew, her tibias and fibulas (“shin” bones) bowed and twisted. At the time she came to GBR (around mid-February), Roxy weighed 82 pounds, which aggravated her condition. Since she is unable to run or walk for long distances, she couldn’t get the exercise she needed to lose weight. Her foster family has kept her on a strict diet, which has had the result of getting her down to 77 pounds. Even while on painkillers, Roxy’s legs were so bad that she was unable to stand for no more than a minute. The walk she took in the video was in front of the vet’s office, and it took much of her energy to do it.

Roxy absolutely loves people and gets along well with most other dogs (there are few that she doesn’t like the “cut of their jib”). Her foster family suspects Roxy would love to swim since the few times she was allowed to go into the pasture with their resident dogs, she took the opportunity to lie down in puddles or a small wading pool. She lived with young children at her original home and has been introduced to her foster family’s grandchildren. To sum her up: Roxy is the golden that all golden lovers love to love!

Pre-Left Leg Surgery

After much consideration and deliberation, GBR and Dr. Munjar decided to proceed with surgery on Roxy’s left rear leg.

The first step in determining if surgery was possible for Roxy was taking her to Dr. Timothy Munjar at Veterinary Surgery Center in Portland. Preliminary knee x-rays did not leave GBR with much hope. We were given these options: 1) no surgery which would mean Roxy would have a few months to a year left; 2) immediate euthanasia; 3) pay $1,600-ish for an MRI to determine if the meniscus (cartilaginous tissue in the knee) were shredded; 4) exploratory surgery to physically look at the meniscus; or 5) a trip to Texas for full knee replacement.

After much discussion, GBR decided to ask Dr. Munjar to take detailed x-rays of Roxy’s legs from the hip down. According to Dr. Munjar, if Roxy’s hips were bad then the chances of the meniscus (not visible on x-rays) being irreparably damaged was high, which would mean Roxy’s options would be bleak. Surprisingly, her hips looked excellent, but her knees, tibias and fibulas were a mess. Dr. Munjar took a few days to review the x-rays several times, and then reported that he was much more optimistic about the likely success of the operations. His plan was to begin the operation of the left leg with a look at the meniscus.  If it was salvageable, he would move up to the femur and work his way down the leg.  Surgery was set for March 11.

example_good_kneeroxy_xray_badThe right of these two x-rays is that of a normal canine knee. Compare it to the one on the left, which is Roxy’s pre-surgery left leg. Although the x-rays of the two dogs are not in identical positions, you can see that the bones of Roxy’s knee are not nicely rounded. It’s also difficult to see that the tibia is bowed and twisted. When taken, Roxy was lying on her back. Think of placing an archery bow on it’s back and taking a downward photo of it. The tips of the bow would be pointing up toward you, which is what the ends of her tibia are doing.

Knowing that goldens of any age could have cancer and spleen issues, GBR decided to have Roxy’s chest and abdomen x-rayed. We didn’t want to commit to spending $11,000 if there was a chance that Roxy might have internal organ issues. The x-rays plus blood work gave her a clean bill of health except for a small bladder stone. Roxy was placed on a special diet for a month that may help break up the stone without abdomen surgery.

Surgery Day – March 11

After four hours and having to go back in a second time, Dr. Munjar was happy with the results of the first surgery.

Roxy arrived at Dr. Munjar’s office at 7:30 a.m. a bit out of sorts because she had to skip breakfast. There were many other dogs at the clinic checking in for surgery, and Roxy was watchful and nervous herself.  Roxy was going to have her surgery that afternoon and then spend the night, possibly two, at the clinic. Watch the video of Roxy checking in…

Late in the day (around 7p.m.), Dr. Munjar reported to Roxy’s foster family that the surgery had taken four hours to complete and that he was pleased with the outcome. He said that once the surgery was over, he took an x-ray and wasn’t satisfied with the tilt of the knee, so he went back in and made an adjustment. Roxy’s foster family would meet with Dr. Munjar the next day to review the new left leg x-ray and pick up Roxy.

Day After Surgery – March 12

Roxy has a leg full of hardware but her left rear leg is now straight as an arrow!

roxy_xray_badxray_after_surgeryBefore bringing Roxy out to go home, Dr. Munjar showed the left leg x-ray to Roxy’s foster family.  The left x-ray is the same as above and the right is after her leg was corrected. She’d set off the alarms at the airport with all that hardware! As planned, he had started with the knee and found that the medial (inside) meniscus was gone and that the lateral (outside) meniscus was shredded but salvageable. Luckily, the femur was in good shape and needed no work.  To take the bow and twist out of the tibia, he had to cut it in three places, plus make a cut in the fibula. His concern was whether she would be able to stand up on her own using her “bad” right leg. Her foster family was given instructions to let her walk only long enough to go outside a few times a day to eliminate. Using an abdominal sling, her foster family had to help her stand and keep most of the weight off both her rear legs.

To see Roxy leaving the clinic the day after surgery, click here…

Post-Op Appointment – March 21

Roxy is progressing well and Dr. Munjar decides that sooner is better than later for doing her second surgery.

Take a look at this video to see the comparison between Roxy’s straight left leg and her crooked right leg.

During her follow-up exam, Roxy’s foster parents reported that they noticed Roxy was beginning to rely on her left leg more than her right. Dr. Munjar felt that GBR was in a “Catch 22” with Roxy’s leg. If we waited the normal six weeks before doing the right leg, Roxy might injure the right leg further or place too much weight on the left leg and have it collapse. If the right leg surgery was done immediately, the same may happen to the left leg. He felt doing the right leg surgery sooner than later was the best option for Roxy.  The surgery for her right leg was scheduled for April 1. Once her right leg is straightened, Dr. Munjar estimated that she’ll be ready for adoption around early to mid-June.

Day After Right Leg Surgery – April 2

Roxy’s second surgery went well but it was more difficult than what was originally expected. She may need a follow up surgery to give her right knee the correct angle.

The morning of Roxy’s surgery (April 1) started with a bit of anxiety because her foster family heard, for the first time, clicking when Roxy walked. There was always the fear that the left leg plate might not hold, or the joint might give out. After the surgery was complete, Dr. Munjar reported that her follow up left leg x-ray showed that her bones were knitting nicely and all was well. The clicking was caused by the right knee meniscus. Instead of lying flat, it was folding over. When her tibia came up to meet the femur with the folded meniscus between, the bones would slip across the folded meniscus, which caused it (meniscus) to unfold with a snap – similar to snapping your fingers. Luckily, Dr. Munjar elected to do the right leg surgery early. If GBR had waited until the left leg was healed, the right leg meniscus would have been completely destroyed from the folding and snapping.

roxy_xray_rightroxy_xray_right_closeupThe surgery on Roxy’s right leg took about as long as the left – four hours. The damage was much more extensive than the left and Dr. Munjar had to be creative to fix the problems. The groove on her femur where the knee cap sits was completely gone. He found the knee cap resting along the lateral (outside) side of her femur where it had created a false groove on its own. The knee cap, usually eliptical in shape, was round and flat like a dinner plate. He had to carve out a groove for the knee cap and then reshape it (knee cap) into the proper shape. Although Dr. Munjar did tilt the angle of the knee, he was afraid a third cut, which would have put the knee into the ideal angle, would make the bone so unstable that it could not support even the small amount of weight Roxy would be placing on it for the next several weeks. On April 16th, Dr. Munjar and GBR will discuss if a second surgery will be necessary after her bones have knitted. After making the cut on the left side of the tibia, there was a quarter inch gap between the two bones. He used bone leftover from the groove and reshaped knee cap to fill in the gap. Take a look at the close-up x-ray of her right leg. Look closely just to the left and top of the plate. You can see the bits and pieces of bone he “stuffed” into the gap.

2232_roxy_3Roxy’s foster family thought getting her up and outside on two bad legs was going to be very difficult but thanks to the donation of a Help’EmUp Harness (not shown in this photo) by Dr. Bianca Shaw from Back On Track Veterinary Rehab Center, moving Roxy has been a snap. The special harness is made specifically for helping seniors and recooperating dogs get around safely without injury. Dr. Shaw has also generously donated whatever physical therapy Roxy will need once Dr. Munjar gives her the “all clear.”

Take a look at this video to see Roxy’s new hair-do.

Roxy’s next appointment will be April 16th.

How You Can Help

We and Roxy really need your help getting her legs to “go straight.”

button_1Now that you know all about Roxy and have watched the videos, you’ll understand why we didn’t delay her surgeries and why she needs your help to go straight. Any amount you can donate to help Roxy will be greatly appreciated. Every person who donates to help Roxy will receive an “I Helped Roxy Go Straight!” button.  If you donate $50 or more, you will receive the button as well a ¼ lb. container of Grolaini’s Healthy Dog Treats. If you donate $250 or more, you will receive the button, dog treats, plus a GBR wine glass.

You may donate by sending a check to Golden Bond Rescue, P.O. Box 25391, Portland, OR  97298-0391 or by clicking on the web site’s “Donate Now” bone icon located in the upper right of the screen or by clicking here, which will take you directly to Network For Good (same as the Donate Now bone). Please let us know that your donation is for Roxy. All donors will be listed under the heading “I Helped Roxy’s Legs Go Straight” unless you indicate that you do not want to be listed.

Thank you in advance from GBR’s Board of Directors, Roxy’s foster family, and most of all, Roxy! We’ll continue to post Roxy’s progress during the upcoming weeks.

“I Helped Roxy’s Legs Go Straight!” Donors

Thank you so much for your generous donations:
  1. Jill Groves & Jack Delaini – In memory of Chet
  2. Kay Reid
  3. Gary & Kim Fuszek
  4. Leanne & Lana Hall
  5. Paul & Gaylene Lamberti
  6. Lowell & Dianne Higley – In memory of Rio & Madeline
  7. Dr. Bianca Shaw, Back On Track, Portland, OR
  8. Pamela Reeves
  9. Carol Garber
  10. Chris Coombs
  11. George Mitchell
  12. Barbara Mahoney
  13. Georgette Bloomquist
  14. Kathryn Kamerer
  15. Vanessa Loverti
  16. Kathryn Yates
  17. Gregory Rich
  18. Jan Stoughton
  19. Janet Sipe
  20. Judy Hemstreet
  21. Bob & Jeanne Spreen – In memory of Spencer
  22. Lisa & Henry Billings
  23. Holly Smith
  24. Marise Scott-Dalbey
  25. Richele Veloni
  26. Jayne Andersen – In memory of Lainey
  27. Carolyn Keyes
  28. Cherie Payne
  29. Anonymous – In memory of my Roxy who died in 1999.
  30. Linda Morud
  31. Matthew Schaub
  32. Laura Criddle
  33. H. Scott Stadler – Dedicated to Zack & Annie
  34. Cynthia Reese
  35. Theodore Uyeno
  36. Janet St. Clair
  37. Cheryl Taverna
  38. Kerrie Miller
  39. Winnie Clark
  40. Anonymous
  41. Gregory & Linda Hess
  42. Jake & Charlie
  43. Anonymous, Coos Bay
  44. Mary Rein
  45. Derric & Susan Hoeye
  46. Michael & Chris Feves
  47. Stephanie & Paul Wilson
  48. Kathleen Howlett
  49. Ann Catharine Dyer
  50. Atsuko Tokunaga
  51. Lori DesBiens
  52. Michael & Ginny Baynes
  53. Susan Cheney & David Pikes – In memory of Lucy Lu VIII
  54. Anonymous, Keizer
  55. Patsy & Howard Nolte
  56. Bruce Paige
  57. Debra Hart
  58. Bill & Susan Lennertz
  59. Merryl Mix
  60. Joan Sollitt
  61. Celia L. Cage
  62. Laura Van Leuven
  63. Louis C. Larson
  64. Michael G. & Rosanna E. Wiggins
  65. Mary Lawnin Moseley – Tammy’s mom will certainly get her wine glass!
  66. Thomas Carlson
  67. Diana Morison
  68. Joan Pecora
  69. Dan & Patricia Duffy
  70. Valerie Bloom
  71. Carl H. Monroe
  72. Sandra Brown
  73. Robert J. & Elizabeth M. Johnston
  74. Deb Haggarty
  75. Rory O’Connor
  76. Larry Emme
  77. Darlene Rudd – In loving memory of Hoss
  78. Pamela McVey – For Lucy Girl
  79. Kristian Thordarson – In memory of Molly
  80. Anonymous – In memory of Kimo, Makena, Bogie and Vinnie
  81. Elisebet Taylor – In memory of Cooper 1/31/2013
  82. Anonymous
  83. Lorene Vollmar – In memory of Teddy (#1109)
  84. Chizuru Naruse
  85. Mason & Cindy Lee Diegel
  86. Rodney Merrill
  87. Tami De Vore
  88. Blake Brehl
  89. Kenneth Moore – In memory of Daisy Mae
  90. Roger Rocka & Janet Mitchell
  91. Timothy & Melissa Bosworth
  92. Gene Frye
  93. Elizabeth Celorie
  94. Kathleen SchultZ
  95. Catherine Renken
  96. Ronald & Diane Ranes
  97. Gary McAninch
  98. Stephanie Harlow
  99. Frank Haak, Jr.
  100. Jim Schwartz
  101. Mason Bryant – From Murphy (GBR to Alaska) and Buck
  102. Nancy Stoddard – In memory of Brandy & Baker
  103. Sheila Avery
  104. Lora Clemenson – On behalf of Rudy and Marion – two of GBR’s very special Burns dogs.
  105. Margaret Ingberg – In memory of Bella.