Available for adoption through Northeastern Boxer Rescue
fostered in NY
6/14/08 - Kept by Owners
A TOUGH START IN LIFE FOR BEN
Ben is being surrendered to rescue because his owner is going away to college and cannot afford to keep him. Ben has that classic boxer face. He is neutered with natural ears and a docked tail, and his birth date is June 26th, 06.
He was initially rescued from a shelter after being dumped by his previous owner. Ben was in really sad shape when he was found in the pound. He was on a concrete slab in the sun, and had just been neutered the day before. He had no protection from the heat and severe mange, along with the fact that he weighed between 45-50 pounds. Ben has come a long way. He looks like an entirely different dog now. The skin condition is all gone, he has gained weight and is extremely affectionate. He knows basic commands, walks well on the leash, and is housebroken and crate-trained.
Unfortunately, Ben’s caretaker knows it is best to find him a new home. She will be living on campus, and the cost of taking Ben with her is entirely prohibitive.
Ben is a wonderful dog but he cannot be placed with cats, and is not too keen on smaller dogs. Ben sleeps in bed with his mom and is very affectionate. He is crate trained, however he can only tolerate being confined for short periods of time…four hours tops. He is a couch potato, loves to be scratched and dotes on attention. He loves the car but gets a bit nervous at the vets. He has not been accustomed to small children.
He has a few nicknames; Boo-Boo, Baby and Boogie. Please help us find Ben his new home.
Below are comments from his current mom:
“Ben is a wonderful dog and I am really sad to have to give him up for adoption. When I first adopted him he had mange and was about 30 pounds underweight. I have since then taken care of his skin issue and he is at a very healthy weight, about 74 pounds. Although, it pains me to give him up I know that I have done a great thing by saving him from being put to sleep and I got him healthy again. I hope that you can find a loving home for him to go to where he can run and be loved as I love him.”
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