Roxie's Rovers - Rescue Program

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Roxie’s Rovers is our reduced rate boarding and daycare program for local dog rescue groups.  Dogs, who qualify for the program, will receive  in-kind interaction, rehabilitation and socialization, on their road to foster care and adoption.   Roxie’s Rovers is available to 501c3 charitable organizations, and we look forward to helping your rescue at 727-548-8300!

Meet Roxie, the Original Rover

Roxie, inspiration for the Roxie's Rovers, was scheduled to be euthanized in May 2016, in Hernando County. Because she had demonstrated aggression towards the shelter staff, Armando was asked to evaluate her.  As a two-year-old Rottweiler, Roxie's chances for adoption were very slim.


Armando immediately fell in love with, and started working with Roxie – granting her a five-day stay of execution. Roxie then traveled with him to our Largo facility and we got to work!

After three weeks of social interaction and training with our staff, Roxie informed Armando she was ready to adopt him... and the rest of our Rompin' Rovers family!

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Now, Roxie helps us work with Rompin' Rovers dogs in basic obedience, socialization and appropriate play.  She is a valuable member of our team, and enjoys helping other dogs. She can be seen leading  Pack Walks and enjoys making training house calls, to show off her skills… and her best pal, Armando.

Meet Some of Roxie's Rovers



Nilla arrived at Rompin' Rovers as a scared skittish pup, in August 2018. Their Lives Matter Rescue, asked us for help with her, as Nilla was rescued from a tough situation. 

After six months of rehabilitation and training, in our Roxie's Rovers Rescue Program, she left us for the next step in her journey. Nilla went to a wonderful foster home with two new K9 sisters to bond and play with! We will miss her happy, playful energy!



Cesar was owner-surrendered to the Hillsborough County Pet Resource Center. He arrived at Rompin' Rovers in  September 2017, to board with us.  As he settled in, his sweet personality emerged and he began obedience and other basic training.  Cesar was more comfortable with adults, but was well-behaved when he was introduced to a toddler.  He was adopted and lovin' life with his forever family!


Tarzan came to us as a two-year-old with an injured hip, in January 2017.  A generous rescuer financed his medical treatment and rehabilitation of his hip.  When Tarzan returned to board at Rompin' Rovers, he began training, and caught former employee, Emily's eye.  Tarzan soon found his way into Emily's family's hearts and became their beloved companion.  He continues to attend daycare several times each month!