~~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!
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