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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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