My name is Tara!

Boxer Dog for adoption in Wilmington, North Carolina - Tara
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Carolina Boxer Rescue Inc.

Facts about Tara

  • Breed: Boxer
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn - With Black
  • Age: Unknown
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 10784710
CBR is a volunteer run, 501(c)3 non-profit organization serving North and South Carolina. Our Boxers come to us from shelters, humane societies and directly from owners. They enter into volunteer foster homes throughout both states and live indoors with the foster family and other pets. Each Boxer receives a complete physical, immunizations, sterilization, heartworm test and treatment for any illnesses or diseases. We evaluate temperament to ensure that each Boxer we rescue will make a good family pet. These evaluations are achieved through living with the dog and watching him/her interact with children, adults and other pets. All of our Boxers are tested for aggression issues and any other behavior problems. Each dog learns basic house manners and is crate and house trained. We do not accept nor place dogs with known human aggression issues.

~~Please welcome Tara to CBR! She was an owner surrender to APS in Caswell County. They said she is four years old and weighs 50 lbs, but we think she looks and acts a little younger than that and could stand to gain a few lbs.

Tara has clearly been through a lot in the past. She's had at least one litter and was afraid of everything and everyone when we picked her up from the shelter. We scooped her up, gave her a flea bath (I have never seen so many on one dog!), and took her home to begin the process of showing her a new world won't be anywhere near as scary as the one she came from. She's already come quite a long way and gains more confidence every day. She gets along great with other dogs and we think she'll do best in a home with another canine companion that will help her feel more secure. As for humans, she is quickly learning how to trust them again, but we think she might always be a little on the skittish side. We took her to a festival in Raleigh this past weekend and she stole the show! There was an endless array of people that wanted to meet her and she passed every greeting with flying colors, constantly wanting more petting and covering every willing face in sweet boxer kisses.

What we're working on: Confidence, house training (we don't think she was an inside dog in her previous life), and a few vet issues (she's light positive for heartworms, needs a spay, and has a cyst on her hip that will be removed during the spay).

What we love most about her: Her quirks! She has the wiggliest boxer butt ever! She loves to get up in your lap and give lots of kisses, but she prefers to keep her back feet on the ground and just rest her front feet in your lap. And she likes to relocate your possessions sometimes. She's not destructive, but will take your belongings (mostly shoes, socks, blankets, and clothes) and relocate them to another room where she thinks you should be putting them.

Tara tolerates a crate, but it's not her favorite thing. She does NOT like to be left all by herself. But if we leave her home alone and give her free roam of the house with our other boxer she does very well.

Adopt Tara and show her what it's like to live in a loving home!

Please visit Carolina Boxer Rescue for more information on available dogs, adoption policies, CBR events!

Anyone interested in a CBR dog should read our Views and Policies and, if in agreement, fill out and submit an application. During the processing phase, all references will be checked including vet and landlord (if renting). As long as there are no negative references and the application does not contain any information contradictory to our policy, a homevisit will then be scheduled. After the homevisit, the applicant is either approved to adopt, approved with contingencies or denied. At this point, we begin the process of matching your family with one of our boxers. Our standard adoption fee is $250.00. Mixes may be less and puppies may be more.

About Carolina Boxer Rescue Inc.

About Our Rescue Group...

We are dedicated to purebred boxer rescue in NC and SC.

Come Meet Our Pets...

While we are not a public shelter, open to the general public, we attend many local events! Our boxers are in foster homes in NC and SC. Please visit our website to fill out an adoption application which puts you on the way to meeting your new pet! Also like us on FaceBook:

Our Adoption Process...

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