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My name is Thor!

Boxer Mix Dog for adoption in Hendersonville, Tennessee - Thor
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SOS Dogs TN.

Facts about Thor

  • Breed: Boxer Mix
  • Color: Tricolor (Tan/Brown & Black & White)
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
Thor is a three year old Boxer mix that hails from Tennessee, his life up to this point has not been an easy one. Thor landed in a rural animal control facility three different times from roaming, his owner didn't seem to care enough to keep him contained, he at some point was 'de-barked' as well. He can still make some slight vocalizations, but they are strained and difficult for him. Apparently Thor's former 'owner' stopped there with any funds spent on Thor as he was unneutered and heartworm positive when he came into rescue. Thor has now completed heartworm treatment and is in the home stretch of his cage rest period. He is now looking for his forever home! Thor is fairly active, being a young dog, and is still working on his leash training and basic skills, he is crate trained and has good house manners. He is treat motivated and eager to learn and please his person. Thor seems to do well with dogs his own size or larger that are not pushy. He has not been around cats, and due to his exhuberant nature, we feel he would likely do best in a home with no kitties. Thor would also do fine as an 'only dog' as well. So many people have come together to help make this boys life better; Helping Paws Animal Network, headed up by Amy Starkey, generously covered his Heartworm treatment, Cyn Mobley, who overseas The Waystation, a 501c3 charity providing infrastructure and support as well as temporary kenneling to rescues, has been extremely kind in serving as Thor's temporary home during his kennel rest period following heartworm treatment, and Stephen Blackwell of Dogwood Daycamp is assisting with Thor's basic training starting this week. It takes a village, and this boy has many folks who have rooted for him and who believe in him! Here is what Cyn has to say about Thor as he is nearing the end of his cage rest period: "He thinks the hardest part about crate rest is that he is BORED! He is making the best of it though. I've told him there is a family waiting for him after all this is over and he can't wait to meet them!" We are now accepting applications and inquiries for Thor's placement!

About SOS Dogs TN.

About Our Rescue Group...

SOS Dogs is a foster/sanctuary based rescue aiding rescuers with homeless dogs throughout the south. We work in conjunction with Not For Profit rescues in 6 states

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has". --Margaret Mead

Come Meet Our Pets...

We are a foster/sanctuary based rescue. Most of our dogs are lovingly cared for in their home state.

Our Adoption Process...

Application followed by interview.

BEFORE YOU APPLY:
All known information about an individual dog is provided in it's listing. We do our best to provide accurate information, but adopters must understand that each home is different and the dog may behave differently in a new home. Dogs are creatures of their environment and you help make the dog what it will be.

Homes considering adopting a puppy must be prepared for:
1.) Flexible schedules for potty training. Puppies can only "hold it" for one hour per month of age (ex. a 4 month old puppy can only go 4 hours without a potty break).
2.) Crate training until the puppy is at least one year old, to prevent chewing on inappropriate things when you can't supervise.
3.) Socialization: The more positive and varying experiences as a puppy the better, both in and out of your home.
4.) Puppy behavior and life stages are equivalent to a human toddler. It takes at least a full year to have a calmer, well adjusted dog. Patience is required and when your dog's behavior is a positive experience for you and those around you, your patience will be rewarded tenfold, for years to come.
Please do not consider adopting a puppy if you have not thoroughly thought through the pros and cons of having one. So many people end up returning them after 3-5 months because they didn't realize the amount of work involved in raising a puppy.
Patience, appropriate toys, socialization, and obedience training are all musts. All are time consuming, and can be expensive.

All Dogs Require:Supervision with children and obedience training.
Adopters that want to have good dogs must be prepared to put the time and effort into training a dog. Any dog requires work and effort, but a well t rained, well socialized dog is more than worth the effort put in to get them there.