07/13/12: Captain is
05/16/11: Poor Captain
.... Is back, and currently living in a boarding
If you are not a suitable
home for Captain but want to help, please...
consider making a donation to help offset his
boarding costs while we search for a home for
Captain. Captain is one of five dogs who have no
where to go and at this time our only option is
to board them. While this isn't ideal its safe
and they are well cared for. Having to pay
boarding fees takes away from our ability to
help other dogs who may need medical care and
are waiting to come into rescue. Please consider
making a donation to help offset the boarding
costs for these 5 dogs.
01/02/2011- Captain is
ADOPTED !!! Happy New Year Lucky Boy !
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Please help offset my costs as I
am being boarded until the right foster home
comes along for me; I need a really special home
(patient, quiet, loving, fenced yard). I am only
one of several dogs being boarded and the bills
are climbing preventing NBR from being able to
help other dogs in need. You may not be the
right home however please consider sponsoring
I have been moved to a boarding
kennel and am searching for the right foster
home. Please wait for a new update as I get
settled and they get to know me.
07/23/09: Captain sets sail to a new foster home (new pictures!)
CAPTAIN IS SEARCHING FOR LAND ON THE HORIZON
Captain really needs to set sail and land in his forever
home. His current foster home has really helped us further
understand what this little guy needs. Captainís foster
parents really think he is a great dog but the setting he is
in now in is not ideal.
Captain is enjoying and benefiting from being in a home with
a big fenced yard to burn off that boxer energy. He pounces
on his toys and does laps, full bore, around the yard.
Since Captain has been able to exercise, he has shown a more
He is calmer in the house and surprisingly has no interest
in the cats since there are more interesting things
available for him to focus his attention. He is more
receptive to listening but Captain still needs some work.
He is having a difficult time adjusting to the other dog in
the house and vice versa. They are both males and they are
clashing. Charlie (the other K-9) is an older lab mix who
isnít very receptive to sharing his space nor engaging in
Captainís boxer play habits. On the other hand, Captain
does not have spatial boundaries which causes tension
between the dogs.
Charlie is jealous of Captain and does not want to share the
attention from his human friends; it is almost as if he is
saying, "I was here first Buddy, earn it". Captain can be a
bit of a pill and will push Charlie to play which can cause
a scuffle. Captain then gets scared and looks to escape.
Captain is still young and would do well with another
active, easy spirited dog who is familiar with the boxer
style of play. He must be placed in a home with a fenced
yard because, if he does not have a place to run around and
play, he gets antsy and starts to act up. If Captain is
allowed to build pent-up energy, and is ignored when he
wants to play, he will find a way to get your attention;
sometimes itís being destructive or other times itís barking
at you and nibbling at your hands or feet.
Captain has improved since he first arrived in his foster
home, but he will need lots of activity and positive
training to make sure he is given every opportunity to
behave appropriately. Captain can be very stubborn and
needs someone who has experience in
positive reinforcement training. He is a very quick
study and loves treats. He knows how to sit and give you
his paw (and his other paw) when asked.
He is terrified of the crate so a person who is home most of
the time is ideal. Captain would not be good with children
as their activity would over stimulate him and make him too
anxious. Captain has had no
leash training and is very strong, he will need help
walking like a gentleman. He LOVES car rides, running
around the yard, sleeping on the couch, and playing fetch;
he did not know how to do that until recently.
All and all, Captain is a great dog. He just needs the
love, trust, and activity that he should have received when
he was brought home as a puppy. We as humans often overlook
the true meaning of commitment when we think about adding a
dog to our family. Most of the dogs who come into our
rescue, like Captain, are the ones who pay the price.
Please consider Captainís needs and help this beautiful
boxer boy land his forever home soon.
PLEASE HELP CAPTAIN - FOSTER HOME NEEDED
We have spent more time with Captain and discovered some things
about him that we did not know previously. Typical of young
boxers who have been raised in a home without the proper
guidance, Captain has never learned self control. He is very
easily over-stimulated by things that never faze a well
Poor Captain does not mean to misbehave but he has been
emotionally stunted and responds to some things like a young
puppy. Puppies can be easily redirected to do the correct
behavior, but an adult dog with the emotions of a puppy is
obviously much harder to handle. He can be defiant when he is
intent on getting what he wants and, if the situation is too
stimulating for him, he does whatever it takes to get his way.
Captain needs a quiet home without much activity so he is not
distracted while he is learning how to behave. He will need
people who have experience with positive training methods such
as clicker training; they will also need a lot of patience.
Captian would do best as an only dog at this time and NO CATS.
He will need a fenced yard so that he can burn off his high
energy. He would be much too overwhelming for a family with
children. Captain has a tendency to jump and needs some
direction with manners.
On the plus side, Captain is housebroken and craves affection.
He is also very well behaved in the car. We are urgently
looking for a foster home for Captain for he is not ready to be
adopted at this time.
PLEASE contact us if you think you can help. Time is of the
03/01/09: A DAY WITH THE CAPTAIN
One of our volunteers spent the day with Captain so we could
define his needs (a big THANKS to Barb and Derrick). Here is
"I had the lucky opportunity to take Captain out for the
day. What a beautiful boy.
When I first drove into the yard, Captain was outside
waiting. He was interested in whom he was about to meet.
At the same time, he was insecure about meeting a stranger.
Captain sniffed my hand, allowed me to touch him, and then
backed up and barked. He was shaking all over. Not from
excitement but from insecurity of the situation.
He wanted to go for a ride but was unsure of the strange
vehicle. Once inside, and riding down the road, Captain was
ready to make friends. He was now full of tail wiggling and
kisses. Soon he was in the front seat between my teenage
son and I. He loved the attention and riding. He took food
from my son's hands and was very gentle doing it. He also
waited until it was offered.
We took Captain to a local Pet Smart. In the hands of
experienced and confident Boxer people, Captain was more
then willing to meet every person and dog in the store. He
was friendly and doing boxer wiggles. He sniffed all the
dogs and was a perfect gentleman. There was no barking or
fear this time.
Captain sounds wonderful right? He is wonderful but will
need an experienced dog person. He does not have much
training, and he pulls very hard on lead. He is better with
a harness, but still pulls. Captain likes to jump on people
to say hello. He also gets over stimulated easily. While
playing with my 4 year old Boxer, Daisy, he was overexcited
and needed to have a stop put to the play time.
The best home for Captain would be without children. He may
play too roughly without realizing it. He needs a family
that will exercise him, work on his training skills, and
socialize him. He badly wants to be part of the family,
snuggle with them, and be included in their lives.
When I returned him to his current home he did not want us
to leave. Captain was staring at us as we climbed back into
the truck and he was trying to run back to us. He formed an
attachment easily. He could become a wonderful companion
with a little hard wok, understanding, and love."
01/26/09: This Captain Is Looking For A New
Captain is a handsome 14 month old male, reverse
brindle. He is all boxer in heart and spirit. His favorite things
are running and playing or just being with the people he loves
snuggling on the couch. Captain is good with people and other dogs,
likes everyone he meets, and seeks their attention.
Unfortunately, Captain's present home can not give
him the attention he so wants and needs. So he is looking for a
home with a family who has the time and love to give him what he
deserves. He spends too much time alone now. With ample attention
and exercise he will be a great addition to any family.
We are hoping to find Captain a foster home or a
ďfoster to adoptĒ home. Please submit an application if you can
help. He is neutered and up to date with all vaccinations and is
ready to go.
Can you donate to help offset the
costs of care for Captain?
can send a check directly to: Northeastern Boxer Rescue
P.O. Box 95 Sunderland MA 01375. or use
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send payments online via credit card.
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