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Intake Info
Located in PA 
Stray to Shelter
FA #11
Tag #4011
2 Yrs
(Birthday unknown)
57 lbs
Natural ears
Docked tail
Reported good with other dogs
Looking for a home without cats
Stray or no history - Kids 8 or older


Merlin is doing great in his foster home.  Since he has been recovering from surgery, his foster mom has been trying to exhaust him mentally with training.  Merlin is doing really well with his commands and leash walking.  He has also had a lot of visitors and has not met a person that he doesn't like.  Merlin will patiently wait until they get settled in and then he will shower them with kisses.  At bedtime, he curls up on his dog bed in his foster mom's room and sleeps peacefully.  Merlin is housetrained and is working on getting more comfortable in the crate. 

Since training can only exhaust a young, silly boy so much - Merlin can be a handful when he wants to play and can "forget" his commands.  He is the typical boxer, wanting to throw toys in the air and wanting to play with his foster sister.  He has even done a few "boxer burns" in the house (which is why his healing process has been slow).  Over the last two days, Merlin has been going on longer walks and his foster mom has noticed a huge difference.  Just that little bit of exercise and Merlin has been so much calmer in the house!


Merlin had complications from his neuter surgery and went through an emergency surgery due to infection.  He is back home and recovering well.  Merlin tries to initiate play with his foster sister, but he still has a few more days of exercise restriction.  Merlin is looking forward to the day his cone comes off!  He is full of kisses and wiggles and really wants to run and play.  We will update his page once he is healed and Merlin is ready to find his forever home!

8/10/16 -

Merlin arrived at the shelter as a stray and is estimated to be around 2 yrs old.  During the play group, he was very timid with the other dogs.  Within a few minutes, Merlin did start to play.  He was quick to cower away if a dog appeared to be a possible threat.  Merlin has been neutered and just arrived at his new foster home.  He will be living with a female boxer mix, which will hopefully help Merlin gain some confidence.  We will update Merlin's page as soon as his foster mom gets to know him better. 

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If you are interested in adopting this dog, please first read our Adoption Procedure, by clicking on the link at the top of this page, 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 3 months to adopt a Rescue Boxer to an approved applicant, depending on your personal circumstances and flexibility.  

Not every home is the right match for a boxer, and 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 at your home visit of other dogs you are interested...  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. 

Adoptions Fee: Please see our adoption info by clicking on the link at the top of this page.



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