Available for adoption through Northeastern Boxer Rescue
fostered in NJ
Adopted ! 08/2008
Update from Chipper's foster mom:
"Chipper is frisky, playful, and an absolute joy to live with. Some sounds still spook him (those plastic cleaner/grocery bags still scare him).
Chipper is such a smart boy that we have taken to spelling such words as
h-u-n-g-r-y, w-a-l-k, and o-u-t-s-i-d-e...otherwise he boxes with us!
His favorite toy is a re-cycled baby octopus, one that
has different sounds for each leg.
Chipper does his boxer dance when he wants to go for a walk, and has even started to dance when it's time for breakfast or dinner. To see this exuberance is such a joy!
He still barks at other dogs when he sees them outside the front window. Although he has not met any other dogs since his stay with us, we will be introducing him to other dogs soon. I am hoping I can get him into a doggie class in the near future where he will be able to socialize with other dogs.
Chipper is no longer afraid of the car =) We have taken him for rides in the car, and he is a
very good passenger. Given his usual zest for what he loves, he is somewhat subdued in the car, but still a delightful passenger.
Chipper is such a good boy!"
Chipper is a very sweet 2 1/5 year old male boxer mix who was returned to rescue due to the couple having their first child. He can be shy when new people or small children come into the house; any loud or unexpected noise (such as any kind of siren) can frighten him, but he has quickly warmed up to the adult visitors in his foster home.
Chipper is completely house trained, and is good about letting you know when he needs to go out. He does not show any kind of food aggression. He has an exuberant enthusiasm for his walks, and actually springs up into the air every time (many times a day) he goes for a walk!
He is currently the only dog in his foster home however, he previously lived with another dog.
Below is a report from Chipper’s foster home:
“When we first brought Chipper home he was so fearful, it absolutely broke my heart. The first weekend he found his voice, and then didn't stop barking (due to stress most likely). When I told him “no barking“, he came to me and I praised him, but then he went right back to barking. This behavior has since passed.
Initially we were walking him using a long training lead, and it's a good thing. He was spooked by (if you can believe it) a squirrel he was watching in my back yard. He bolted so quickly and forcefully, that I would have lost him if I didn't have the extra length of leash. We were once walking him in the evening, and he did the same thing when a car backed out of a driveway (the driveway was 4-5 houses from where we were at the time). He calms himself when we return from a walk, usually both by shaking and yawning, and he is so relieved to be back in the house. Once again, this behavior is indicative of stress. Chipper was also fearful of anyone walking a dog while we are out on a walk. We have worked through many of these issues and he has come a long way.
This sweet boy is becoming more dear to us with each passing day. He is incredibly smart, and just settles in more and more as time passes. I think he always will be a little skittish, so we have be on guard of anything out of the ordinary when we walk him (I think he is still looking for that scary squirrel). We walk him at least a mile a day. Chipper loves his walks, and actually jumps all four feet off the ground before we open the front door (that is the boxer in him). Chipper is such a joy. “
Below is Chipper's information when he first came into rescue in 2006
5/3/06 - Chipper has been adopted!!
2/10/06 - My name is Chipper, they call me that because I love life and always smile. I am 4 months old,
and I am a boxer mix. I was saved at the last minute from the gas chamber in a Georgia shelter.
(Yes, they still use this inhumane form of “euthanasia” to control overpopulation in some parts of
the country). I was transported a long way, and I now live in the country with a boxer mix and a
cat. A nice lady up North agreed to foster me to save my life. Unfortunately I will need
to find another foster home if I am not adopted soon because my foster mom is already falling in love
with me. She isn’t able to keep me permanently and it will make her sadder the longer I stay.
If you are interested in adopting this dog, please fill out an online application first. Then e-mail ALL contacts listed below. Be sure to include your full name, city, state, and area code in the subject line of your message.
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