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I am posting here, due to frustration of people adopting a Boxer and not having a clue of the breed.

Recently, I worked to get a white Boxer adopted from a kill shelter.  The family that adopted him (I had never met).  Emailed me and said he was doing great.  I received an email last night stating that he was not working out with their family and that they wanted to know if I would be willing to take him?  Otherwise, he would have to return to the shelter.  Here are the reasons why he is not working out:

1) He drools on their floors and furniture after he drinks water
2) When they leave him alone at home, he gets bored and becomes destructive
3) They have no room for a crate for him
4) The lady that took him in is too over weight to walk him

All these things could have been avoided if they would have know ANYTHING about Boxers.

His name is Zero and here is how sad his life has been up until now.  He is 4 years old and owned by a family that left him tied outside.  They fed and loved him whenever it was a good time for them.  He had run away and ended up at the shelter 4 or 5 times.  The last time, they just decided not to pick him up.  At the shelter, he was 45 pounds when he arrived and wanted to be up in your lap for attention.  The family that adopted him in December said he has now fattened up to the weight he should be and is GREAT with their 9 year old son.  They have two cats that he could care less about.  I took my two Boxer boys to meet him when he was still at the shelter and he did great with them.  His new family has said they would take him to the shelter if I can't find a home for him.  He is such a sweet boy and has had such a hard life.  I hate to see him start all over once again.  I would take him, but like I said, I already have two males at my home.  I have contacted several rescues and they are all full.

I figured this might be a great place to post him, because everyone on here would be familiar with Boxers little quarks.  If anyone wants to foster or adopt him, please let me know!!

Thanks for reading,

Shelly
 
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oh, poor baby...stupid fat lady shouldn't have adopted a hyper active boxer...and why can't the 9 year old walk him?  Lazy child...my dogs drool when the drink too...most do...duh...he's a dog idiots....stupid people get me annoyed...poor dog...i would take him...but Mike's new favorite saying is "no more critters!!" lol hope he finds a good home
 

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Cincinnati, Ohio.  

If all else fails, I will foster him.  I can't see him go back to the SPCA.  This guy is very true to the Boxer tempermant.  He is such a lover.
 

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If he was closer i might consider talking my bf into it.  I really would like to rescue and I feel liek Fredo is desperate for a companion. At this point I am just worried about the financial responsibility and convincing my bf.
 

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This is part of the email I received from the family that adopted him.  I was so mad.  Their ignorance is the reason so many dogs end up at the shelter.

" He is starting to chew up things due to his stress and unhappiness. He also, I believe, has separation anxiety. We cannot leave him alone, or he'll pee or poop when we are out and get in the garbage and sometimes be destructive. We do not have the space to put a crate in our house to contain him.

It is also hard for me to clean the floors daily because of the mud and dirt he tracks in and the furniture, too. And the water that he drips all over the place on our wood floors after he drinks water.

We live in a very small house. Zero is very bored. He doesn't get the attention he needs with my husband working long hours and our son in school. He is usually walked only once a day if weather permits, otherwise he's let out in the backyard for his potty needs. I have limited mobility due to my weight and cannot walk Zero."
 

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FREDOSMOM\";p=\"74588 said:
how were they able to adopt him in the first place?
He was at a high kill shelter.  I was going to foster him.  That is why I took my two boys up to meet him.  I had to take my kids back with me, to make sure he was good with them.  Unfortunately, they were with my ex-husband that weekend, so we had to wait two days to go back up.  He had already been adopted by this family by then.  We got in contact with them and told them that if it didn't work out to let us know and we would see what we could do.  If it comes down to it, I will take Zero in.  The only issue I have is that we have our house on the market and we already have two big boys in the house.
 

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WOW! All I gotta say to that is I'm sure her 9 yr old son drooled when he was a baby and she didn't get rid of him! Gawd, Im sorry just hearing stuff like that irks me. I pray he finds a home and soon. If I could take him I would in a second. Thanks for doing everything you can to help Zero out
 

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Doesn't have room for a crate.....that's a new one.
Yeah, I don't have room for a crate.  But we have one parked right there in our bedroom next to the bed.
 

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It amazes me why people get a dog and expect it to not be a dog.  Hope you can find it a good home, I would if I didn't have to wait until April to rescue.
 

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oh, poor baby...stupid fat lady shouldn't have adopted a hyper active boxer...and why can't the 9 year old walk him?  Lazy child...my dogs drool when the drink too...most do...duh...he's a dog idiots....stupid people get me annoyed...poor dog...i would take him...but Mike's new favorite saying is "no more critters!!" lol hope he finds a good home
I don't see a reason why the  "fat lady" couldn't walk him... I'm fat and I walk my dogs.
 

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It sounds like the lady isn't fat, she's morbidly obease. *shakes head* Our house is under 1000 sqft and we have the room for two kennels, we actually keep them both in the bedroom.

That's so sad though, I hope you can find someone for him, he sounds like a real sweetie that deserves a GOOD home with people who actually want a DOG, not a lump of fur.
 

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I tried both links and couldn't find him petfinder -no longer active; the shelter doesn't have a white boxer when I looked.
So where is he now?
 
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