My name is Gator!

Boxer Mix Dog for adoption in Bristol, Connecticut - Gator
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I'm being cared for by:
One More Dog Rescue (formerly RSHT)

Facts about Gator

  • Breed: Boxer Mix
  • Color: Brown/Chocolate
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
Everyone knows that one person who ends their conversations with the classic "see you later Gator" phrase. Come on, you know you do. And you know everyone has a little giggle and thinks it's pretty corny. Well, no more. The person that adopts Gator and gets to say "see you later Gator" each and every morning just became the cool kid. Add the fact that Gator is awesome all around...look who is laughing now. At 2 years old, Gator is a long-legged guy with a big ol' tail that earned him his name. That tail can clear a table with one swift wag. Yes, he is already a big, tall galumph of a Boxer at 70lbs. but he has at least 5-10 more lbs. to go so get ready for a big boy! Our canine crocodilian loves the outside, snow and all, and is happy diving right into a snow drift. He is also content to carry his toys around, showing them off to whoever is watching. No tug of war needed! He is flips his toy up into the air, catches it and then prances around while you ooh and ahhh over his prized possession. Gator is incredibly smart and knows his commands, including sit, stay, down and paw and he is also well trained in the art of snuggling and would love a forever family that would like a 70+ lb. lap dog. Even if he's not entirely on your lap, you can expect his head resting on you whenever possible. Gator is working on his leash skills and learning not to jump up to greet people. Plus he is still perfecting his crate training as he can be a bit of a barker when confined. Since his previous family crated him for 20+ hours each day before finally dumping him at a high-kill shelter, we are working on reinforcing that he won't ever be left alone for so long ever again. With all he has been through Gator does need to be crated when alone, as he has a bit of separation anxiety. As a result, we are looking for a family that is fully on board for crate training. This smarty pants has made great progress and is quickly learning that the crate isn't such a bad place! Gator has also done well with most dogs he has met and he would thrive with a tolerant, submissive dog or as the only dog in the home. Mr. Gator greets everyone with a wiggle, a big ol' jowly Boxer smile, and non-stop tail wagging. Because of his exuberance and the fact that he is a strong boy who is still working on keeping his strength in check, we are looking for a home with older kiddos only! Gator is neutered, up to date on vaccinations, heartworm negative and microchipped. If you are interested in applying for this incredible boy, please fill out an application at See ya later Gator...

About One More Dog Rescue (formerly RSHT)

About Our Rescue Group...

One More Dog Rescue, formerly Ruff Start Happy Tails, believes that animals deserve our love, compassion, and respect. Our purpose is to rescue dogs and to provide care for orphaned, stray, and abused dogs. Through rehabilitation, socialization, and adoption, we strive to provide a humane service to all dogs that come into our rescue. Additionally, we provide awareness about the prevention of animal abuse and neglect as well as spay/neuter programs and their important effect on the dog overpopulation crisis.

Come Meet Our Pets...

We are a Connecticut-based 501c3 dog rescue that will adopt to approved applicants in the surrounding areas.
We do not have a facility - All of our rescue dogs are in loving foster homes.

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Our Adoption Process...

One More Dog Rescue (OMD), formerly Ruff Start Happy Tails, requires all potential adopters to fill out an adoption application and agree to a home visit prior to any adoption. Once the application is approved, a meet and greet will be scheduled between the potential adopter (s) and the dog. If the dog is adopted through One More Dog, an adoption contract must be signed, and we ask that a donation in the amount of $350.00 be made at the time of adoption to help our rescue cover a portion of the costs we incur through pull fees, vetting, and training.