Available for adoption through Northeastern Boxer Rescue
fostered in PA
is a Name A Boxer dog!
We had our boxer Sadie for 10 years 9 months and she passed away October 2005 from cancer. We loved her very much and she was a member of our family. We will always remember her and how she touched our lives. We wish to name a rescued boxer in honor of her and in the hope that her memory lives on.
6/6/08 - Sadie has been adopted!!
Another update from Sadie's foster mom:
"Sadie is doing great. She is well behaved in the house. Yesterday we had some people over for a birthday party and she was so excited I thought she would burst. She makes a typical boxer "woo woo" sound when she is excited which sometimes turns into barking. I had to give her some breaks outside every once in awhile so she would settle down from all the excitement. The "woo woo" sound can seem intimidating to people that are unaware of this particular trait; it's just a boxer being vocal.
I left her alone for an hour yesterday, forgetting about the food and cake on the table. She did not touch a thing. Sadie is such a good girl.
Sadie's latest adventure was an introduction to the cats. I left the door open and let them come up. Sadie immediately chased them and they ran under the bed. Sadie was trying to get under the bed also and I had to stop her. We will not be placing her with cats."
Looking For A Family Who Will Love Sadie Forever
Sadie was surrendered to a shelter because her family was moving and said they could not take her with them. Shortly after arriving at the shelter, Sadie was adopted to a couple with a very young child. The couple returned her to the shelter because they said the little girl was playing too rough with Sadie, approaching her from behind and pulling on her tail. Obviously this is inappropriate behavior to allow a child to do. Understandably, Sadie growled.
The shelter called and asked if we had an open foster home so Sadie could enter our rescue program. Sadie was lucky, and we were able to pick her up from the shelter the next day. The shelter staff stressed what a sweet girl Sadie was and we agree.
Below is the first report from Sadie’s foster mom:
“Sadie was a bit anxious when I met her at the shelter but she seemed to take the whole thing in stride. Probably just glad to be leaving the kennel life behind. At first, she pulled hard on the leash; once home and feeling more settled she is better on the leash already. She does need some leash manners and I will work with her on that.
She looks to be in good health and is very active and attentive. She did seem to be very hungry and it appears she can stand to gain a few pounds. I can see all her ribs. She is very friendly. She was not happy when I left her today for work. I stayed home until 10:30 to spend some quality time with her.
Sadie makes the boxer “woo woo” sound when she is trying to tell you it is time to go outside. She seems to be completely potty trained and there have been no accidents so far.
I gave her a few toys last night and she was so excited that I got some boxer wiggles out of her. She took her ball on the couch and kept laying it on the pillow so it would roll off and she could chase it. I finally convinced her that I was willing to toss it for her to play.
Sadie listens very well. She knows sit, come, and down.
We had a delivery this morning and Sadie barked when he came to the door but was very friendly and excited to have a visitor when he came in.
Sadie needs a family that is willing to commit the love to her that she is so willing to give.”
If you are interested in adopting this dog, please fill out an online application first. Then e-mail the contact below. Be sure to include your full name, city, state, and area code in the subject line of your message.
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Boxer Rescue Contact Area:
Northeastern Boxer Rescue
Jane Scott - firstname.lastname@example.org
Pam Fosco - email@example.com