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Charlie (AKA Spike)

Intake Info
Located in DE
Owner Return to AABR
FA #1
Tag #
8 Years
(Age is Estimate)
80 lbs
One Blue Eye
Natural ears
Docked tail
Reported good with other dogs
No history with cats
Looking for a home with older kids - 8 or older


Spike is doing very well, although he does have some ongoing health issues to manage.  Spike is currently on thyroid medication, eye drops, and medication for his arthritis.  He is a sweet old man and enjoys watching over his neighborhood.  Spike likes meeting new dogs on neutral territory, but prefers that they not invade his own territory.  He is also very much a drama queen!  Spike is a complete pushover for treats.  He is very good around kids, but can be protective of his people.  Spike needs an authoritative leader who will ensure he always knows his place in the pack. 

Spike doesn't mind being left home alone and always uses the doggy door to go outside to do his business.  He is very well mannered and only barks when he thinks a warning is necessary or to let you know somebody is nearby.  Spike likes his early morning walks, but can only do a few blocks.  This boy is truly a gem who deserves a loving family who will provide continued love and care throughout the rest of his senior years. 


Spike is still waiting for his forever family.  He just visited the vet and we discovered that he has low grade pancreatitis, is hypothyroid, and he developed a urinary tract infection.  Thankfully, all of these issues are treatable.  He continues to take medication for his arthritis.  Spike's foster mom is working with his behavior in the home.  Now that his foster sister has passed away, Spike has taken the role of protector.  He has already made improvements.  Included are some updated photos of Spike in his foster home.


Spike is doing well in his foster home.  He is a senior boy who wants nothing more than to find a family to love and look after.  Spike is very well behaved and loves to be with his people.  His age has slowed him down a bit, but he still goes for walks and does very well on leash.  Stairs are not a problem for him.  Spike is housebroken and has learned to use the doggy door.  He does prefer to do his business on the pavement and not the grass. 

Spike currently lives with a large senior female dog, but he has lived with small dogs also in the past.  He seems to get along well with all other animals, but I suspect he would do best in a home where he can be the alpha.  Spike doesn't bark a lot, but will let you know when he thinks somebody is close to his home.  He is really good with children, but does get a little anxious when the older children play too rough.  If you can provide the forever home that Spike has been waiting for, apply today!  


Spike did great with his evaluation with another boxer.  They went for a walk and relaxed in the house together.  He should be placed in a home with an easygoing dog.  Spike just arrived at his new foster home a few days ago.  He is now living with a senior female Mastiff mix.  We will post more information once Spike gets settled in. 


Spike is being returned back to rescue after 7 years because his owner is moving into a retirement home that does not allow dogs.  Spike is in need of a foster or forever home.  He would do best in a home with a small/medium sized dog.  Spike previously lived with two small dogs, a male and a female.  Spike will be checked out at our rescue vet tomorrow.  He will also be evaluated with another boxer soon.  Spike is reported to be crate trained and an easygoing, laid back boy.  This sweet, older guy just needs a quiet place to call home.  Apply today if you are able to help Spike!

12/2008 - Adopted


Charlie has made leaps and bounds in his foster home. He has settled in nicely. He is house broken and is a very good boy. He walks beautifully on the leash and loves to rip around the play yard. He is doing well with the other dogs when introduced slowly. He will benefit from regular exercise, leadership and TLC. Please offer to adopt this young boy you won't be disappointed. We did find out that Charlie's REAL name is SPIKE and he knows it!


Charlie is doing well even though he's been at the kennel longer than most dogs.  He's a beautiful white male with classic good looks and a friendly boxer wiggle.  He sits and waits patiently in his crate while I get other dogs walked.  This boy doesn't do much barking but is always happy to greet me when I get to him for his walk - which he loves.  We romp and play in the dog yard behind the kennel to rid him of pent up energy.  He walks on the leash like a champ and is learning basic commands.  Charlie's a young fellow, about a year old.  He loves his treats and any attention given to him.  He ignores the cats that are kept next to his crate and seems to really love small dogs.  This boy would just love a forever home with plenty of exercise and attention.  Please consider him - he's a keeper.

6/29/08 -

Intake Reason - Charlie's owners surrendered him to the shelter because he is moving.

Charlie is one cool looking young boy. He is a handsome, all white (hearing) boxer with one piercing blue eye and one brown. He had nothing but kisses and wiggles for me and was quiet and calm during transport. Charlie will need a calm, assertive leader as do all young boxers. And certainly someone willing to give him his much needed daily exercise. Apply for Charlie today!

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If you are interested in adopting this dog, please first read the information on our Adoption Procedures, then fill out an online application.

Boxers and Applicants are not matched on a first come, first served basis. Not all applications are approved. On average, it takes between a week and 1 month to adopt a Rescue Boxer to an approved applicant, depending on your personal circumstances and flexibility.  

Matching Boxers suitable for placement with younger children, other dogs, cats, and special needs, yours and theirs, increases the application review time and adoption time.  

And yes, we realize that the Boxer you may have your heart set on, may be adopted before you're approved.   Should your first choices all ready found their forever home, we want you to advise us as to other dogs you are interested in at .  Or let us suggest a few that we feel will match your home.  That is what we are good at.   And be happy for the ones that have been placed... and know that there are way too many fantastic dogs waiting in their place.

Our non-profit organization is wholly comprised of hard-working volunteers whose only reward is seeing our wonderful Boxers placed in loving, permanent homes and given another chance for a happy life. Our process may seem slow, but if you are patient, we will try to provide you with a devoted, loving companion - a Boxer.

We hope you feel that the right Boxer is worth waiting for. 



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