Available for adoption through Northeastern Boxer Rescue
fostered in NY
Brewster has been adopted!!
4/21/05 - Update from Brewster's Foster Home:
"All is wonderful from the Brewster camp. Yet another perfect example of what happens when a dog is given a chance. Brewster has really settled in and it is such a joy to see him so happy and relaxed He has a great bond with our boxer Jimi. They love chasing each other and wrestling. Now with the good weather, they have been getting a ton of exercise. When they finish playing, they sun themselves on the deck. Life is good! Brewster recently spent a Saturday afternoon with our 7 year old nephew and they whooped it up in the backyard, playing fetch, tug-o-war, and running around. Brewster's new family will have to make sure they have a big couch, Brewster loves to snuggle. Dog beds just don't do it for this guy! When we are not home, Brewster and our dogs have free run of the house and there have been no problems.
Brewster has proven to be a very loyal dog. He rarely leaves my side when I am home. When I leave the house, he wants to come with me. When I come home from work, he is immediately at my side again. He is a great companion. Sad as it will be to see him go, we are confident he will prove himself in his forever home."
3/4/05 - Update from Brewster's Foster Home:
"A message to Brewster's future permanent home: please take your time adopting Brewster because we are having too much fun. What a dog. Brewster came to us in early February. He was scared, nervous, and a little stressed with his new environment. It's taken him a little while, but he is now very happy and comfortable with us and our two resident dogs and his fellow foster brother Q-Tip (don't forget to see Q-Tip's page!)
We are so proud to be a part of Brewster's recovery from his terrible ordeal. There are good people in this world and he is slowly coming around to see this. If Brewster really is 5-6 years old, he is a very healthy 5-6 years old. He has wonderful, positive energy. He loves to wrestle with our boxer, Jimi. All the other dogs take ringside seats and jump in when someone needs help!
He does great with sit and sit/stay commands. Our next goal is down and down/stay. Brewster has a need to be a lap dog. This would be fine if he wasn't 70 lbs! It's all good though because we love this guy and he can stay with us as long as he need to."
1/23/05 - Over the last few weeks we have been working with Brewster to get him more comfortable with other dogs. We are amazed how well he is doing. He now participates in doggie daycare 5 days a week and has learned to really enjoy interacting with the other dogs. Brewster has learned that other dogs are not always a threat and that playing together can be fun.
Brewster continues to be sweet with people and he is ready for a new family to adopt him. We are very proud of the progress he has made, and we are confident he will thrive in a loving home.
A big THANK YOU to all of the people who have helped with Brewster's recovery process. Together we have made a big difference. Brewster is now smiling.
12/31/04 - Brewster has really come around (his new photos say a lot). He is much more trusting of people, has started to be very affectionate, is getting much better with men..... and he absolutely loves the kitty. He walked up to the cat sitting on the sofa and showered her with lots of Boxer kisses at their first meeting.
We have done no real introduction to other dogs yet. However we have scheduled a visit to a trainer that deals with these kind of issues to begin dog to dog interaction. Brewster is a really sweet dog and he will no doubt be very loyal to his forever home.
still looking for a foster home for Brewster who has no other dogs or the ability to keep dogs
12/17/04 - We are happy to report that Brewster continues to improve daily. His physical recovery has gone very well and all his sutures have been removed. The report on his follow up blood work came back good, and luckily he was heartworm negative. He was also strong enough to undergo his neuter surgery, and the operation was without incident.
Although Brewster is healing well physically, his emotional scars run deeper. He is still a little frightened of things which is to be expected after his ordeal. I think it will be a while until his true personality shines. People must be careful to move slowly when they are handling him. Once Brewster feels certain that you are not trying to hurt him, he is affectionate and loving.
Below is a report from Brewster's foster home:
Brewster is really coming around, but he is still a little scared. All he wants is attention and to be around you. He is healing, and eating and drinking well. He goes outside to go potty then goes right back to the door to go inside. He is just so happy to be in a house.
He is physically looking good and is surprising me with his energy. He also seems happier. He has started to do that play bounce that boxers do so well. I sit with him and he puts his head on my lap and looks at me. He will climb up on my lap and nuzzle his face in my neck and chest. He is 70lbs and apparently thinks he is a lap dog.
I am still being very slow with him, no sudden movements and no petting on the head or sides. He will lift my hand up and let me know when he wants to be touched. I am sure what happened to him is still fresh in his memory. It will probably take him time to completely adjust, but I think affection and treats is the key. I hope he can have a forever home by Christmas.
Brewster is happy to be back at my house after his neuter surgery. He was a good boy at the hospital and they really liked him there. They said he was beautiful and well behaved. He was fine with seeing dogs as they went by and not reacting. He got a bath and he is all happy. They did say he was a little defensive in the crate and that you have to go slow with him like we have already discovered.
Hopefully someone can soon give him the time and love that he is begging for and rightfully deserves. Brewster will be so happy and grateful to whomever gives him a forever home.
12/4/04 - Brewster
BREWSTER IS SAFE…
and on the road to recovery!
On the evening of December 1st NBR was flooded with emails and phone calls asking for our help to save Brewster (read the newspaper article for a detailed account of the incident).
We are thankful that the man allegedly responsible for causing Brewster’s injuries has been charged with two felonies and one misdemeanor for animal fighting, aggravated cruelty, and causing unjustifiable injury to an animal. Brewster was brutally attacked for 15 minutes by another dog at the command of this person, and then kick in the abdomen before the man returned to his home.
The veterinarian that initially treated Brewster said that his injuries were so severe that he would probably have to be euthanized. The cruelty investigator in charge of the case said that the location of the attack “looked like a murder scene.”
We thank all of the people who contacted us expressing their concern, and are truly grateful that people care enough to get involved. Brewster has a ways to go before his psyche and body are healed, but he has improved greatly already. Thanks to the teamwork by a group of caring people Brewster’s future is now bright!
NBR would publicly like to thank Marlie for her quick response to a desperate situation. She is providing a safe haven until a permanent foster or adoptive home can be found. Below is an update from Marlie:
Brewster is a 5-6yr old fawn male with a black face. He is recovering from his wounds, both mentally and physically. After all he has been through, he still has boxer wiggles and kisses. He wants to be near you but is still unsure about humans.
Brewster is a little scared of men; he will put his tail between his legs and put his head down for a few minutes until he knows you are not going to hurt him. We spend time with him in short periods because after a while he gets a little stressed with so much new information. Brewster needs to start trusting people again. I think he will do well with love and lots of treats.
He has had all his inoculations and is scheduled to be tested for heartworm and parasites. His neuter surgery will have to wait until he recovers from his trauma. He is still on pain medication and antibiotics. I am keeping him quiet and he is resting. He loves the crate, and it seems to be a very safe place for him right now. We will keep you updated!
Click on the photo below to read the newspaper article (warning: graphically describes the attack on this poor Boxer)
If you can help with the medical care for Brewster
can send a check directly to: Northeastern Boxer Rescue
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