Approx 65 lbs
8 years old
Good with dog-savvy children
Fostered in Lebanon, OR
The most interesting dog in the Northwest
Hello Northwest Boxer Rescue friends. I’d like to introduce myself. My name is Hershey, though I personally think Hershel sounds more dignified. As you can tell from my photos I am a mature, dashingly handsome gentleman. I’m definitely a “man of mystery”. NWBR found me in an animal shelter where I had been brought in as a stray. Since these people don’t understand my language, I can’t regale them with the tales of all my previous escapades. In the past few weeks alone I have traveled from the Columbia River basin, across the Cascade Mountains, through that hipster city of Portland, and settled here in fertile Willamette Valley. I’ve been Christmas tree hunting, cheered up the people at the feed store, and taken my foster humans for many walks. I may be a bit older but I keep my physique in prime condition by taking as many walks as possible. When you get out my leash you will see my superior dance skills: an impressive blend of bouncy high-jump, throwing up one paw, the twist, traditional boxer-wiggle, all peppered with throaty grunting. It makes the lady of the house laugh, even though she tells me it’s difficult to put my leash on. She also says my leash skills are best with a halter and not too many distractions. I like to say that “I don’t get tired of walks, walks get tired of me.”
Adventure has always been my friend, I’m curious by nature and I don’t find that passion fading as I age. I love riding in the car, going outside, meeting new people, trying exotic cuisine and sniffing all the things. I’ve just decided it’s now the time in my life to settle down in a comfortable home with a loving family. I have impeccable house-training skills. I only chew on food items and toys. I would be so embarrassed to have an accident inside. Just show me to the facilities, and we will work out a code to let you know it’s time to go out. The lady here… she is bossy. She doesn’t allow me on furniture or in the kitchen, so I’ve learned her rules in order to get along with the pack. She also thinks she has to teach me commands before giving me any treats. I’ve learned: sit, stay, and crate. I am also pretty intuitive about gestures like pointing. I have no interest in learning a bunch of parlor tricks to impress your friends, but I understand the need for practical communication. I absolutely refuse to “shake” no matter how many times the lady attempts to “train” me. How ridiculous, she always gives in eventually. My other joys include, settling in on a cozy dog bed to nap or chew on a toy, going to bed early, all the love and attention I can get, and treats. I LOVE TREATS SO MUCH, it’s definitely a perk in this new life! In fact I sometimes get scolded for not being gentle when I take treats. I’m working to contain myself, but apparently that means I would do better with "dog-savvy" children. Here in my foster home there are older children and I adore them. They are calm, regular-people sized apparently they are just a bit older than me; 12 and 14. I love when they let me snuggle, and lean on them, even just a pat on the head makes me feel much loved. I also spent the weekend with a 4 year old recently I wasn't sure what to think at first, but I was very calm and gentle with her and she was gentle to me. I liked her a lot!
I’m a calm, confident fellow by nature. The other dog that lives here, she’s a bit immature. At first she thought I would want to run zoomies, and wrestle around on the floor. I’m not especially into those things, so I just kiss her forehead and settle down on a cozy bed with a nice chew toy or go relax in my crate. I’m ashamed to say, I did yell at her a couple times to let her know I needed some space. We’ve worked it all out and I actually discovered it’s nice to cuddle another dog or play tug. We still eat separately but the lady says I could probably share a dining space after I get settled into my new home.
We see cats on the streets and I pay them no mind. Perhaps I could live with one if he or she was respectful, let the folks at NWBR know if it’s important to you that I have more testing with cats.
Enough about me, already. Just fill out the application if it seems like we have a lot in common and you would be willing to share your home with the most interesting dog in the Northwest. http://www.nwboxerrescue.org/adoption-form
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