My name is Shay!

Boxer Dog for adoption in Woodbury, Minnesota - Shay
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Minnesota Boxer Rescue

Facts about Shay

  • Breed: Boxer
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 10406432-16-74
You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.

Shay was a stray, left unclaimed at a shelter in the South. She is around 9yo, but you'd never know it if you met her! 

DOGS: They are ALL my friends! I like to clean my foster brother’s ears (even though my foster mom tells me not to) and give him kisses. And sometimes I try to sneak a taste of his food – he likes to share with me. I love when he and I do boxer burns in the living room followed by some light boxing and chasing.  

CATS:  They are weird. There are two of them in my foster home that I could care less about 99.9% of the time. I feel obligated to get up and investigate when one of them runs around like a crazy girl growling at things and looking at the ceiling - I can never figure it out. One of them likes to rub her scent on me. I think it helps me with the dogs I meet – “brings all the boys to the yard”.

KIDS:  I would probably do best in a home with older kids because I like to mouth like a puppy when I play. My foster mom is working on this with me.  I love attention, belly rubs, and give kisses.

HOUSETRAINED:  100%! I have a bladder of steel, my friends.

OBEDIENCE TRAINING:  I know all the basic commands, except stay, and am very responsive. I sit like a princess when neighbors or friends want to pet me.

CRATE SKILLS: I am 100% free roam while my foster mom is gone. She does baby gate me in the bedroom with her at night though. I think she likes to wake up to my smiling face every morning. ;)

LEASH SKILLS:  I pull like a sled dog, but strap on a Gentle Leader/Halti and I walk like a princess. That head collar is magic for my leash skills!

DROOL FACTOR:  Oh please, I am a lady!

PERKS & QUIRKS:  I love going for car rides. My foster mom says I’m a sloppy water drinker. I like to look at it like I’m giving my tootsies a shower. Hehe! I like to sleep on the couch and on the bed. My foster mom has caved on the couch, but not the bed…so I sleep next to her on the floor. I just recently started playing with toys - I will run after it if you throw it and I'll even 'sahek it up'. I'm not very good at bringing it back to you though. I am a gold medal winner when it comes to taking treats. I have a great under-bite that highlights my toofers and a tongue so long it sticks out when I sleep. I’m an excellent crab walker and a great tail chaser, though I never catch it.

HEALTH STATUS: I've got a food allergy. We're not sure what it is, but I'm on a food trial right now. So my new family will have to work with me until I find one that doesn't make me itchy. I'm doing much better since switching to Zignature Turkey. My foster mom gives me bendryl to help.

ENERGY LEVEL:  I’m a medium so far. I love to play with my human friends and running around with my foster brother. I would like a home that will take me for walks every day, twice would be nice! Right now, my walks are about 1 mile  - in the a.m. and p.m.  When it is time for TV, I’ll be happy to snuggle on the couch next to you! 

FOSTER HOME: Shay is an INCREDIBLE girl to have in my home! We’re in an apartment – she never barks (unless it is playtime) at the neighbors or other dogs, cars out front or any noises that come along with apartment life. We take walks every day and play inside. Shay is very, very sweet, super happy and truly has a zest for life. I think she has only known love and kindness which has resulted in the best personality anyone could ask for. You will not be disappointed with her– she’s perfection. Come out to an event and meet this happy soul!

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About Minnesota Boxer Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

When Boxers are in need, Minnesota Boxer Rescue dedicated volunteers respond. Our mission includes hands-on rescue, as well as education.

Many of our beautiful Boxers have had a very "ruff" start, for various reasons, please be assured that we have dedicated ourselves to helping as many of these dogs as we possibly can.

When a dog comes into our rescue program they are examined by our vet, brought up to date on vaccines, heart worm tested, (placed on heart worm preventive medication) and fecal tested. All dogs are spayed/neutered prior to adoption. We evaluate each Boxer's personality and temperament, so he/she can be placed in the best home suited for that dog.

Come Meet Our Pets...

MN Boxer Rescue is 100% foster based. We do not have a shelter or central location where dogs are housed. Visit the events page on our website to find out about our meet and greet events.

Our Adoption Process...

Our adoption process consists of:

I. Completing an Adoption Application

II. Veterinarian and Personal Reference Check

III. Home Visit

IV. Adoption Fee

I Completing an Adoption Application
We screen potential adopters very carefully in order to find the best possible match for both you and our foster dogs. All adoptions are expected to be lifetime commitments!

You must be a Minnesota resident, and at least 21 years old.

All existing pets in your home must be up to date on all vaccinations, and must be-spayed/neutered (no boxers will be placed into homes known to have intact companion animals.)

We require that you complete the entire application including the contact name/ phone number of veterinarian, and personal references.

We as volunteers would like to observe the interaction of the Boxer child/children together.

We will disclose all known behaviors, health or emotional issues to applicant prior to adoption.

Fenced yard is required to adopt a deaf dog.

II Veterinarian and Personal Reference Check
Once your references are checked, a volunteer will contact you to discuss potential matches and to schedule a home visit.

III. Home Visit
The purpose of the home visit is to inspect the surroundings in which our foster dogs will live, meet all household family members, address any major concerns, and get to know you better. (We are not at your home to pass judgment on your housekeeping skills.)

During this visit we will set up a date for you to come and meet the Boxer(s) you are interested in (we ask that you bring your family members as well as your existing dogs)

IV. Adoption Fee
Our adoption fee is based on the age and health of our dogs. The fee can range from $200 - 450.00, with $350 being the average. We will not negotiate adoption fees. This is not a "sale" but a fee that enables us to continue to help more Boxers in the future.

Your adoption fee covers:

Physical veterinarian exam
Heartworm Test and preventative meds
Fecal Test and any necessary worming
Microchip implant
Any other treatment deemed necessary by our vet

As you can see, our adoption fee covers numerous expenses. Your potential new Boxer will be
covered for all necessary inoculations for the first year. We will provide copies of all services rendered while the Boxer has been in rescue.

Please visit our website at to complete an adoption application and begin the process.