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My name is Jax!

Boxer/Labrador Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in Monroe, Michigan - Jax
Photo 1 - Boxer/Labrador Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in Monroe, Michigan - Jax
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Jax's Info...

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Jax's Story...
Jax is a Boxer/Labrador Retriever-mix, male, 2 years of age.

Loyal, loving and somewhat shy, Jax yearns to form a life-long union with family members who are worthy of his trust. A handsome, people-pleasing dog who craves companionship and close contact with humans, he enjoys loving attention and hanging out with his people. Affectionate and extremely devoted to those he knows, this uncertain young canine, while at heart both friendly and social, can be discerning of strangers and needs a respectful minute when meeting new people--- he warms up quickly though with cues from his handler.

Extremely sensitive and sincere as they come, Jax is also somewhat wary and unsure of his place in the world, and he needs a responsible, caring owner who will provide him with the leadership, structure, and routine he so desperately longs for. Like all dogs, Jax needs direction and predictability which bring with them a measure of security; life isn’t quite as scary when you know what to expect.

Also an active, lively, curious, and extremely intelligent dog who is quick to please when he knows what is expected of him, Jax will need regular physical activity and mental stimulation to stay happy and healthy. Regular leashed walks, interactive play sessions, obedience training, and plenty of opportunities to run, play and explore on his own and with family members in a secure outdoor area will meet most of his exercise needs. Add to that including him on some adventurous outings where he’ll be alongside his beloved pack members - and voila – you’ll have a calm, well-behaved family companion and pet who awakes each glorious new day simply happy-to-be around his people and who’s falling contently asleep each leisurely night snuggling close by.

Training and Socialization classes are highly recommended and would help Jax come out of his shell and blossom into the happy, playful, respectful, furry family member he is undoubtedly meant to be. Attending class together is also an excellent way to establish a trust bond with Jax and meet his exercise needs while also reinforcing good canine manners. In addition, an owner who provides on-going socialization opportunities--- providing exposure to many different people, sights, sounds and chances to master new activities and situations--- all of these things – when positive experiences – will set Jax up for success and help ensure his progress as an ever-increasingly happy, well-mannered, and confident dog.

Jax is best suited as an indoor pet and companion for a home with a calm, moderately-active to active lifestyle. As with all dogs, a meet-n-greet with any housemate dogs will be necessary to determine compatibility prior to adoption. Direct interaction with cats is unknown and cannot be fully assessed at the shelter at this time.

Come meet Jax at Monroe County Animal Control located at 911 S. Raisinville Rd, Monroe, MI (just south of the fairgrounds). Kennel hours are Tuesday - Friday, 11:00 am - 3:30 pm; Saturday, 11:00 am - 2:30 pm; closed Sunday, Monday, and National Holidays.

For more information you can email carrie_nation@monroemi.org or call the shelter during business hours at 734-240-3125.

Monroe SPCA also offers microchips for dogs and cats adopted from Monroe County Animal Control for a fee of $15.00 at the time of adoption. Microchips are implanted between the dog’s shoulder blades and are a permanent form of identification. Microchips are registered to Monroe SPCA with adopters adding “new owner” information after adoption. If the dog is ever lost and slips his or her collar and tags, the microchip allows the finder to know who to contact when the dog is scanned for a microchip.

Even if you cannot adopt at this time, please consider making a donation to Monroe SPCA so we may continue saving, protecting, and improving the lives of homeless animals in Monroe County.

In addition to providing emergency medical treatment to animals who need it, Monroe SPCA, now, provides every dog at Monroe County Animal Control with basic preventative health care which includes flea preventative, deworming(s), DHPP vaccine and booster, and Heartworm Testing. If a dog tests positive for Heartworm, Monroe SPCA also provides that dog with Heartworm treatment. Dogs adoptable through Monroe County Animal Control have no adoption fee at this time (adopter’s pay a $10.00 application fee and $25.00 sterilization deposit payable to the County of Monroe); this Monroe SPCA Operational Support Program at Monroe County Animal Control is funded solely by monetary donations. We do not receive government funding, and we are not affiliated with or funded by Monroe County Animal Control, the HSUS, the ASPCA, or any other humane organization. Monroe SPCA is a 501c.3 non-profit organization, and we rely on the financial support and generosity of individuals and businesses in our community to conduct our daily operations and help animals. All donations to Monroe SPCA are tax-deductible.

Facts about Jax

  • Breed: Boxer/Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Color: Black
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Jax, a Monroe Boxer/Labrador Retriever dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Boxer/Labrador Retriever for sale in Monroe, or seeking a Boxer/Labrador Retriever dog from a breeder in Monroe.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Monroe already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Monroe breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Boxer/Labrador Retriever breeders who help with Boxer/Labrador Retriever rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Monroe paves the way for another one to be saved.