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Old 06-28-2013, 10:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Looking for loving home for my 2.5 yr old Boxer female Roxy Florida

In desperate need of a loving home for our baby Roxy. She is non spayed, and has not had any puppies. She is healthy and up to date on all shots. We relocated from NY and brought her along with hopes that we would have been in our new home by now. Unfortunately we have been residing in a pet friendly hotel, but because Roxy is not used to other pets or strangers, the situation has been a nightmare for both her and I. It was to the point that we brought her to the SPCA but they said that if she displayed aggression, which I am sure she would have out of fear and anxiety, they would put her down. I couldn't do that. She is housebroken, crate trained if needed... Although she sleeps on my bed or my sons bed, and does not chew furniture. Back in NY she received all of her exercise in our fully fenced yard, and due to that, i failed her on the socialization. She would need a home that can teach her to walk on a leash without going crazy if she sees another dog or person, a fenced yard and lots of love. Please contact me if interested. She is beautiful.Looking for loving home for my 2.5 yr old Boxer female Roxy Florida-imageuploadedbypg-free1372472659.876650.jpg


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Old 06-28-2013, 10:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'd help if I could but I just took in a rescue a month ago and she's still getting use to living with my Dog and the new surroundings. I'll do some checking around but for now I can only bump this thread for you. Do you have all the vaccination papers? Does she have AKC registration or any registration with any of the kennel clubs. If the person I'm thinking of who may be able to do something goes for this, the dog is going to need to take a long trip. How do you foresee transportation as I am nowhere near Florida.

If this were to work out she would get an excellent home and of that there is no doubt.

I hope this isn't a troll post.
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I also recommend that you google Florida boxer rescues. I'm not sure what part of the state you live in. There are three rescues. They service the panhandle, central and southern Florida.

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Old 06-28-2013, 11:12 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I am sorry, I am new to Forum boards. What is a troll post? Yes, I have all her vet care and vaccination paperwork since she was 10 weeks. I have a paper but she is not AKC registered or anything, I acquired her from a family friend. I have reached out to the Boxer rescue here in Florida, and there is a wait. Transportation to where? I am new to Florida myself and have never had to give up a pet before. I feel awful.


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I am sorry, I am new to Forum boards. What is a troll post? Yes, I have all her vet care and vaccination paperwork since she was 10 weeks. I have a paper but she is not AKC registered or anything, I acquired her from a family friend. I have reached out to the Boxer rescue here in Florida, and there is a wait. Transportation to where? I am new to Florida myself and have never had to give up a pet before. I feel awful.


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Don't worry about the troll posting question. It generally refers to someone posting something to get a community of (whoever) upset by pretending that this or that problem exists.

I'm fairly sure you do feel awful and I couldn't imagine being in your shoes. I know how much my dogs mean to me and it's like being asked to give up a close family member. It tears your heart out. I'm not saying this in a judgmental way just that I can only imagine where you're coming from.

Do you have any more pictures of her you could put up in this thread? I'm still waiting to hear back, probably won't know till tomorrow at the soonest but pictures usually help.

I'm glad that you've got her vet papers, that's a big plus. AKC certs aren't that important here though they certainly don't hurt.

If you'd like you can Private Message me so you don't have to go over everything in public if you don't want to. Some things are painful and easier in a one on one situation.

To your knowledge, is she a pure bread Boxer or is she mixed with something else? It almost looks like she has a some modern day bulldog in her but that could be just a trick of the lighting and the color of her mug blending with the color of the sheets on the bed.

By all means, the more info you can provide me the more I may be able to help you with. Right now things are at a stand still until I hear back from this person I have in mind.

If this person agrees to take her it would be a trip from Florida to Wisconsin, possibly with a 2 day stop in Virginia so the dog can take a breather with me from all the traveling. Especially if she's not use to traveling by car.

I want to make it clear that I'm not promising you anything. I'm just putting out feelers with people I know who may be in a position to help and that is all I can do at this time. I just wanted to put that out there so as to not get your hopes up or make it appear as though I said something I never meant to say.

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In desperate need of a loving home for our baby Roxy. She is non spayed, and has not had any puppies. She is healthy and up to date on all shots. We relocated from NY and brought her along with hopes that we would have been in our new home by now. Unfortunately we have been residing in a pet friendly hotel, but because Roxy is not used to other pets or strangers, the situation has been a nightmare for both her and I. It was to the point that we brought her to the SPCA but they said that if she displayed aggression, which I am sure she would have out of fear and anxiety, they would put her down. I couldn't do that. She is housebroken, crate trained if needed... Although she sleeps on my bed or my sons bed, and does not chew furniture. Back in NY she received all of her exercise in our fully fenced yard, and due to that, i failed her on the socialization. She would need a home that can teach her to walk on a leash without going crazy if she sees another dog or person, a fenced yard and lots of love. Please contact me if interested. She is beautiful.Attachment 48674


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Perhaps someone can temporarily foster her until you are in your new home? Check with boxer clubs in your area, they might be able to help. Good luck.
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Perhaps someone can temporarily foster her until you are in your new home? Check with boxer clubs in your area, they might be able to help. Good luck.
This is also a very good alternative. Your problem is the pet hotel you're staying at. Perhaps even putting her in a kennel where she gets fed and exercised and even can do some socializing (something you said she lacks) in the process.

Unless there is more to this story that we're not aware of, wife, kids, household, neighborhood, work hours and the list goes on can be a problem.

If you really need to set her up in a good home and the person I'm thinking of comes through then the dog will have a fantastic home with someone who was born and raised around Boxers her whole life and loves them dearly.

Like I said, explore your alternatives Boxers bond extremely tightly with their masters and it's going to be traumatic for her to have to change everything in her life. However, as I said, if this works out and the alternatives aren't an option for one reason or another then I can promise you that if all goes well she'll have a home that would be any Boxers dream house. That is a BIG if though so keep that in mind.

I do suggest you see what your options might be locally because the best situation possible is if she stays with you. Boxers are very intelligent and as such the bonds they make are that much stronger. They are very aware of changes so never underestimate their intellect even if they are suborn.

There may be some costs associated with shipping but nothing that can't be worked out but if there are no alternatives then we can work that out at a later time.

The best thing right now is to see about a kennel or other place where she can stay and be cared for at the same time. Being around other dogs at the kennel may be all the socialization she needs to recognize that other dogs mean "hey we're friends and can play." This would be the best possible situation and I encourage you to explore it.

EDIT: I sent you a Private Message so check your messages. I really hope we can figure out a way to keep your dog with you as that is what would be best for her.
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I second this. Since your living situation is temporary, check the boxer rescues and all breed rescues, veterinary clinics, etc to see if you can find a short term foster. Any new co-workers, family, family friends that could keep her? I imagine this is so heartbreaking. There must be a way you can find her a temporary home instead of a new permanent family.


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Thank you all for your insight! Greatly appreciated. Yes, this arrangement is temporary. I also had my first session with a trainer in the area, even though these conditions are not natural. I am definitely am trying here


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Thank you all for your insight! Greatly appreciated. Yes, this arrangement is temporary. I also had my first session with a trainer in the area, even though these conditions are not natural. I am definitely am trying here


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That's wonderful and it's the best possible situation that you two stay together. I wish both of you lots of happy years together. Just remember that Boxers are known to have selective hearing and can be quite stubborn. Training a Boxer can test ones patience so don't give up and you'll be fine.
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