9/3/08 - ADOPTED
SPECIAL NEWS! "HUTCH" is
HUTCH HAS FOUND HIS FOREVER HOME WITH
HIS FOSTER MOM!
Hutch won the heart of his Foster
Mom; and has found his forever home with her and his canine boxer
Hutch really opened up and showed
us all what a wonderful devoted boy he is with time, love, and
understanding. Hutch is a very lucky boy to be adopted by his Foster
mom and he knows it!
Thank you, Mary Lou, and all the
volunteers who gave this boy a chance, time and the security he
Hutch your home !!!!!!
update Hutch's foster mom:
"Unfortunately, Hutch's adoption fell through at the
last minute. The loving people who very much wanted
to adopt him had a medical crisis within the family.
We all agreed that it would not be fair to Hutch to
adopt him at this time. They were not able to give
him the attention and care that he needs. Once
again, Hutch is looking for his forever home.
Recently, Hutch’s foster mom notice a small swelling
on the center of his back which she has kept a
careful eye on. It has recently lost hair and seemed
to have grown. We will be making arrangements to
have the growth surgically removed and biopsy as
soon as possible.
In the mean time, Hutch is enjoying himself and
continues to mature into a well balanced dog. He has
learned to trust people again and loves everyone he
meets. Good food, lots of exercise, positive
attention and a family to love him just as much as
he will love them is what he is hoping for now.
Going for long walks in the woods everyday, or
running in the field with all his dog friends, and
just hanging out resting on the couch with you are
some of his favorite things to do.
Hutch has been very sociable with other dog friends,
both male and female. He loves to run and play with
them. As you can see from his pictures, he is very
handsome and has many girlfriends ( all NBR fosters
He loves to have a bath and even lets you use the
blow dryer on him. He has a beautiful shiny, soft
coat and great muscle tone and weighs in at a fit 80
lbs. He is still a young boy, about 20 months, and
has a long life a head of him. He deserves a loving
home with lots of security next time."
"Hutch really is a great
dog but he needs someone who is going to understand him. He is not
aggressive. Hutch was initially afraid of people, so he is unsure when
first meeting someone . You just let him come to you and then he is a big
love and never forgets you. After he meets someone, the next time they
come over, he is all wiggles and little tail-butt wagging. This to me is
not a big deal . I've always given proper introductions with all of my
boxers. Hutch doesn't growl or anything but he will look to you for some
direction...like is this OK? And if you let him know this is good, he's
happy with it.
Hutch has been wonderful
with my older boxer girl Tanner. She is a tough one because everything is
hers..toys and all. He gives her that respect. He is a smart guy. Hutch
seems to have a mild case of separation anxiety. If he can't have his
eye on me, he gets upset. He doesn't follow you around the house all day
but he wants to know where you are. I really thought in the beginning he
should be an only dog but when I go to work he never is destructive in the
house. I think he is good for four or five hours alone. I wonder if Tanner
Hutch is a big boy
who needs exercise, as all boxers do. He is not as hyper as my boxer
Tanner but he loves to run and he is good on a leash. He has gotten
spoiled at my place .... we have a lot of land ."
We are happy that Hutch is out of the kennel. Below is a report from his
foster mom (thank you Marylou and Sue for your hard work and dedication to
“I have had Hutch at my home on several occasions over the last month and
I've had the pleasure of getting to know him quite well. I am thrilled to
be able to now provide him with a permanent foster home. I'd like to
share with you what I've learned about him.
For starters, he is a very handsome, noble looking boxer and one big boy.
It's easy to forget he is still a puppy. Like most boxers he is
intelligent and a quick learner. He has mastered his basic commands and
is quick to show you what he knows. He is trying so hard to be a good boy
and he is doing very well at it. He also walks well on a leash. When I
have left him alone Hutch will wait for me and, although I know it is hard
for him, he is not destructive at all.
I have not found it necessary to crate him but we have been working on
crate training just to give my 8 year old female boxer a break. He eats
in the crate and has treats but wants out after a short time. Guess I
can't blame him since he has spent so much time in a kennel. He also likes
to ride in the car. He always runs to the car when we go outside. Most
of all I must tell you he is the most lovable and affectionate dog I have
I took things slowly with him in the beginning because I thought he needed
a break after what he has been through and it's worked out well. He is
adept at making friends, human and dogs, as long he is given a proper
introduction. Hutch is a wonderful loyal companion.”
1/28/08 - Hutch is in
a foster home. Updates to follow shortly.
Foster Home Needed!
Hutch came to spend the Christmas week with us. It allowed him time out
of the kennel and a chance for us to get to know him. We picked Hutch up
on Monday and he was very excited. Once his leash was on and the kennel
door opened he could not get outside fast enough. Once outside he started
jumping all around and giving us the biggest hellos.
It is easy to forget that Hutch is still a young dog. He is one big boy.
While on the thin side right now, he is tall and you can see that he will
grow into a very big boy once he is in a home where he can eat, play and
rest, as a Boxer should. Hutch has been at the kennel for a while and the
stress of always being in a noisy environment is beginning to wear him
down. He dozed on and off on the trip to our home.
Once at our house he waited patiently outside with my husband for his
chance to meet our Boxer girls. Hutch met our 6 year old first. She is a
bit mellower then her 2-year-old sister. They were introduced to each
other and then out came our younger one. She is full of play energy
herself. Once all the introductions were done we all went inside. Hutch
was very curious of EVERYTHING in the house.
So here is what I learned about him. Hutch is extremely sweet. He is
full of kisses and Boxer wiggles. His energy level is high. This boy
needs daily exercise; remember he is still a young boy. A fenced yard is
a must. Hutch has little obedience training. He needs a home that has
BOXER EXPERIENCE and where the person is a gentle and caring person.
Hutch is overly curious about the cat, so a home with NO CATS would be
best for all concerned. Hutch would be a perfect only dog. He does OK
with other friendly dogs if introduced properly. It is important to
remember that his play drive is high and he does not always understand
that the other dogs may not have the desire or energy to have a big boy
jumping on them or in their face all the time.
Hutch became attached to all the humans in the house quickly. If any of
us went into a room and closed the door Hutch sat outside the door
watching and waiting for us to return. He likes to stand between your legs
when he is feeling a little insecure. Hutch also will climb into a lap
without being invited. Last night he heard a noise he was unsure of and
jumped from the floor into my lap very frightened. Oh I forgot to mention
that the jump was over the corner of the couch. It was a flying leap.
With the right person or family, proper direction, time, love and
understanding, Hutch has the potential to be a very loving and extremely
loyal companion. He needs to be out of the kennel environment where he
can put on a little weight, play and unwind. Hutch really needs a place
to call his own.
We were grateful to give Hutch a Christmas with our family in our home and
we wish we could keep him as a permanent foster dog. Unfortunately our
youngest boxer is not willing to share her space gracefully.
Foster Home Needed!
Hutch initially has a difficult time feeling secure in his
surroundings, his shaky past and being moved around has given this big
lover some trust issues. However, Hutch is quick to warm up and attach
himself to one person. Hutch will need a quiet home with low-level
activity where he can get plenty of exercise and love.
Hutch loves to play and is all boxer boy; a big boxer boy. Hutch
does fine with other friendly dogs when he is introduced properly. A home
where he will be the center of attention would be best. He needs to be
placed with people who will be patient and who can provide positive
guidance. Someone with boxer experience will be a must.
Hutch is a wonderful fella’ and deserves a new start, he is
currently being boarded in a kennel and would love to find his forever
home. Please contact us if you would like to adopt or foster this
Hutch is a handsome 55 pound puppy who will be 8
months old on May 4. We were asked to take him into our rescue program
because of an issue with another older boxer in the home. The older
boxer has been growling and picking fights with Hutch; the fear is that
the older arthritic dog will get hurt. No blood has been shed, but it
seems best to remove Hutch from the situation before anything serious
Hutch will be going to doggie daycare this week
and this will help us determine how he will react with other dogs. He
plays well with other dogs he knows outside of the home, so we don’t
anticipate a problem. We will post more information after we get to
know him better. In the meantime, we would like to place Hutch into a
foster home where someone can be with him most of the day.
If you are interested in adopting this dog, please fill out an
online application first. Then e-mail the contact below. Be sure to include your full name, city,
state, and area code in the subject line of your message.
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