for adoption thru
Scranton Boxer Rescue
9/15/01 - This is Boomer, a very lovable 3 yr old beautiful brindle male. Poor Boomer has gone through some terrible times in his short life, but
still loves everyone! Boomer is somewhat apprehensive around other
big dogs, so he would be best being the king of the house, or having a
smaller dog for a roommate. This affectionate boy is super obedient and
he can jump so high he could be a frisbee king! He is now in foster
with an 11 year old girl and loves to play and sleeps in her bed. He is
a good boy when left alone all day uncrated while his foster dad works,
no accidents or destruction! Although, if there is something tasty
left on the counter, he will help himself! Boomer is a very strong boy,
but listens very well. Even the vet mentioned what a well-behaved boy
he was. If you are interested in adopting Boomer, please fill out an
adoption application today. Boomer can't wait for his forever home!
8/30/01 - Boomer is in foster with a young girl and doing great. He is fine left throughout the work day and is just great about being housebroken. He is very friendly and loves to be with you and loves to get hugs and kisses. We are still unsure about how he is with dogs, it seems to be a dog to dog issue. He gets along great with a pom in one foster home and then in another he did not like a big dog. We are still trying to figure that out so for now its safe to say he would like to be the king of the house. Please consider Boomer for your family, he deserves it. He has had a horrible life prior to coming into rescue.
is Boomer, and he has a special story to share with you all.
It is very important to us that we are able to place him in an
understanding home, for what he has been through in his three short years of
life is heartbreaking!
is 3 years old and grew up with another male Boxer one year his senior.
His first owner simply gave them both away.
Their life in their new home found them being crated out on the porch!
Their new owner complained that the two Boxers were only into each
other and weren’t interested in her children.
And no wonder! Certainly, an owner (the first) who would simply give two
dogs away couldn’t have been paying much attention to them in the first
place, and now in their new home so disincluded were they that they weren’t
even allowed to be crated in the house!!!
Last time we looked, the point of a crate is to give a dog his own safe
little den IN the house! To put a
crate out of the house and lock the dog in it?
Well, then it is no more than a prison cell!!!
So the two dogs were most probably clinging to each other as the only
friends and the only security that they knew in the world.
The owner’s response, given her dissatisfaction at the important
relationship they shared, was to not allow them to play together anymore.
Instead, they were only allowed to play separately.
How sad for these best buddies, clinging to each other in a bad
situation. Then, it got worse! Rather
than dealing with the frustration of the dogs’ close relationship in the
home, Boomer was advertised to be given away “free,” and in so doing left
his only friend behind forever. He
was taken by a woman who already had 2 intact Boxers. Once in his new “home,” the inevitable problems ensued -
intact dogs not appreciating another male in their space, and think of poor
Boomer, now in his third home and away from the only friend he had ever
known:( These two dogs displayed
their dislike for Boomer on a continuing basis, and so Boomer was summarily
dumped in a shelter!!! By this
stage, our friend Boomer had experienced quite enough!
He had been ignored by people, separated from his Boxer friend (his
ONLY friend), and then placed in a home where the resident dogs considered him
a threat, and now he had been tossed into a cold, dark, isolated cage.
In that situation, he had no hope left.
so now we bring you to the current situation in Boomer’s life!
Boxer rescue intervened on Boomer’s behalf.
He was temporarily fostered in a small, private kennel, a more
concerned and stable atmosphere than where he had been before, and he began to
thrive even making some other canine friends.
When it was time to move him into foster care, a home with another
canine resident was chosen and the
promise seemed to be another positive step.
Tragically, being uprooted once again required Boomer to absorb more
stress. He was, understandably, on his guard and unwilling to trust yet
another unfamiliar dog. We cannot
Boomer dog for that reaction, and we feel confident with the proper amount of
time allowed for him to lower his stress level he will once again enjoy the
company of other dogs.
Boomer is in immediate need of a loving home that can provide him with the security and stability he needs (and no cats, please - he was apparently not raised with them and does not care for them) This is a MARVELOUS dog and you can see the kindness in his eyes. Boomer is neutered, up to date on shots, HW negative, crate trained and house broken. He adores people and he only wants a friend. WHY he adores people is utterly beyond us, for we can barely think of anything more than brief moments in his long and winding road where people have offered him any kindness, any devotion, or any reason to love at all. But love he does...he’s a Boxer, lover of all people! He’s so upset that his weight is slipping away - he is a broken hearted dog in need of a big hearted person! Could that be you? We are not going to recommend Boomer to be in a home with children - he needs a stable and predictable atmosphere. Once he realizes that this isn’t just another pathetic stop on his heartbreaking road, then it would be wonderful for him to attend obedience class, which will help his confidence to grow. Boomer is an outgoing lovebug who is bound to thrive in a secure and reassuring environment. If you feel that could be you, then please fill out an on-line application today!!!!!
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