My name is Maxine!

Boxer Dog for adoption in Sunderland, Massachusetts - Maxine
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Northeastern Boxer Rescue

Facts about Maxine

  • Breed: Boxer
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Female
07/07/2015 Maxine is looking and feeling great and ready for her forever home!

Maxine has finished her Heartworm treatment and has come out of it with flying colors. She is starting on her monthly heart worm prevention.. Maxi has been taking it easy these last couple months but now she's ready to rock and roll! What a great feeling to see her do a complete 360 since that first intake photo. Maxie is healthy and happy and weighs in at 80 pounds (a 37 lb. weight gain). No more saggy skin or bones sticking out!
They nicknamed her the gentle giant at the Vet office because of her great disposition. Even though she had a rough life before coming into rescue, Maxi has a very loving and gentle heart. Her face lights right up when we come home.
Maxie likes to play and is great on leash. She is good in the house and will let you know when she needs to go out. She is good with sit and stay and has learned to wait in the living room during our meal times. Maxie is good at doggie day care and plays well with others. She doesn't chew up her toys and her favorite treats are ripe finger bananas and marrow bones.
If you're looking for a great companion who will fill your heart with love and affection, Maxine is your girl! Please consider this great dog for your next family companion.

05/19/2015 Life Is So Much Better For Maxine

Maxine was transferred to her permanent foster home six weeks ago and she is relishing the special care and attention being giving by her doting foster mom. She still had some lingering medical issues to treat and has been back and forth to see the doctor several more times.

Maxine needed another round of medication to treat her pesky intestinal parasites. She also developed a urinary tract infection which responded quickly to antibiotics, and had an ear infection that was treated as well. A full profile blood test was done to evaluate her condition and luckily the results were good.

This poor sweet girl was finally healthy enough to have her first heartworm treatment injection which she received last week. She will need to be kept relatively quiet for the next 30 days and, if all goes well, she will be scheduled for her last two heartworm treatment injections. Maxine has no doubt had a rough life and she been through so much. She is obviously grateful to be getting the care she sorely needed. She has gained almost 30 pounds since we first met her and is turning into a very pretty happy girl.

Below is an update from Maxine’s foster mom:

“Maxi arrived to us on April 7 and has been a happy addition to our home these past several weeks. This sweet old girl is completely house broken and will let you know when she needs to go out. Maxi was a little uneasy about being crated at first but now settles down nicely after only a couple minutes of pouting. She just loves being with people and will curl up on the couch with you and let out her little contented sigh... Maxine is always happy to see us and is full of boxer wiggles. She loves to play nicely with her foster sister and brother but can also keep herself amused with her toys. She is great on leash and even goes jogging with her foster Dad.

Maxi loves her spa days and is really good about getting a bath, having her nails trimmed but mostly loves to be groomed. I've been using a soft brush or a fuzzy glove on her coat since she is still filling out that much needed weight from such hard life. Her coat is getting soft and shiny.

Maxi is eating well and has gained 27+ pounds since entering into Northeastern Boxer Rescue. She just loves her food-dispensing toys and a good marrow bone which keeps her busy when crated between naps.

We are working on getting Maxine very healthy with good food, a loving environment and the medical attention she so greatly needs. We've conquered those pesky intestinal parasites, are now working on her Heart Worm treatment and gaining that much needed weight.

Her temperament is kind and loving. She listens well and has the best facial expressions that keep you laughing. Her eyes are like windows to her soul and were sad when she first arrived but now you can see that glimmer of hope that all will be well from here on out.

Maxi is such a joy to have in the household and will be a great addition to any loving forever home. Everyone who has come in contact with Maxi has fallen in love with this gentle senior lady. Once you meet her you'll see the love she has to offer and it will melt your heart."

03/30/2015 Maxine Has Some Ups and Downs

Maxine had an appointment to be spayed two weeks ago but lo and behold she developed an upper respiratory infection. She was already taking antibiotics so the only thing to do was wait. The doctor did not want to perform surgery until she was completely better. She recovered without incident and was spayed this morning. She is resting comfortably at her temporary foster home and is scheduled to be transported to her permanent foster home after Easter Sunday. Once she arrives her medical care will be transferred to the doctor who will complete her heartworm treatment. Everyone who meets Maxine comments that she is incredibly sweet and kind.

03/11/2015 Maxine Is Heartworm Positive

Maxine was seen by the vet for her exam, routine inoculations, and fecal and blood tests. Her blood test showed that she was heartworm positive, and her fecal test showed she was positive for hookworm parasites. A chest x-ray was given to determine the extent of the heartworm disease and luckily it appears that her heart was not enlarged due to the worms. She was placed on doxycycline in preparation for her injections to kill the heartworms in the weeks to follow. She has been given medication to take care of the intestinal parasites and is on the road to better health.

The vet estimated her age at 5 years which is much younger than we anticipated. She a very sweet dog and is being very good with other dogs she meets of all sizes. She is scheduled to be spayed next week.


Maxine is a sweet boxer girl who was left at a high-kill Shelter by her family. As you can see, Maxine is emaciated and her current weight is only 43..5 pounds. We have no history for this poor girl and we will have to learn about her as the days unfold.

Dogs who are surrendered to overcrowded shelters are the first dogs to be killed since there is no mandatory hold period. There was no chance for Maxine and we are so happy we were able to save her life.

She was picked up from the Shelter by a volunteer the same day that she was scheduled to be killed. We were hoping to have her examined by a vet after she left the Shelter but they had no available appointments for her to be seen. This Shelter does not provide routine medical work. We will have to wait for her medical exam to see if she is heartworm positive or has any other medical issues. We do not even have an estimate of her age.

We are in dire need of a permanent foster home for Maxine. PLEASE consider opening your heart and your home so Maxine can receive the tender loving care she so desperately needs.

About Northeastern Boxer Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

Northeastern Boxer Rescue is a non-profit, charitable 501(c)(3) organization which is an all-volunteer effort to rescue, rehabilitate, and re-home unwanted and abandoned boxer dogs within the Northeastern United States. We work within Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont.

When boxers are in need, NBR volunteers respond. Our mission includes hands-on rescue, as well as education. We strive to inform others about the realities of pet guardianship, promote neutering, and encourage responsible care. It is our hope that our efforts will enhance the lives of people as well as companion animals. Join us. Help us to help boxers.

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Come Meet Our Pets...

All of the dogs in our rescue program are cared for by volunteers who open their homes to foster. These dogs are available to meet by appointment after you have been approved to adopt.

Our Adoption Process...

Please submit our on-line adoption application if you have an interest to adopt. You will be asked to provide personal and veterinary references as well as meeting with one of our volunteers at your home. It will also be necessary to sign an adoption contract and pay an adoption fee. Please be patient with our process as we are all volunteers and it takes time to make a suitable match.