My name is Zena!

Boxer/Pug Mix Dog for adoption in Alameda, California - Zena
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West Coast Boxer Rescue

Facts about Zena

  • Breed: Boxer/Pug Mix
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn - With Black
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 11136796

Tiny Zena is a Boxer/Pug mix rescued from Visalia City Animal Shelter. Her story brings tears to our eyes. She was found lying in a field with her hind legs duct taped together to her stomach. Zena was found in very poor condition, starving, infested with ticks and fleas, and in pain from being unable to escape the duct tape. No one has been charged with animal cruelty and we don't know who did this to her. Zena's happy and wonderful personality indicates to us that she probably had a decent home at one time. She may have been stolen or lost when a terrible individual found her and tied her up to die. Zena has received a full exam and x-rays from the vet. Her hind legs are a little bowed from being tied together, but she has no broken bones. Our vet thinks that Zena will make a full recovery in time and that the slight awkwardness in her gait is due to atrophy and muscle strain. Zena is sweet, wiggly and friendly with people, despite her terrible experience. She is good with other dogs. She is best with a large male and cats. Zena is about 3 years old and only 35-40 lbs. We consider her a 'pocket' boxer/pug mix. Zena appears to be potty trained, and knows sit command.

If you are interested in adopting or finding more information about Zena or our other dogs, please read about our adoption process and fill out the application. Once the application is received our volunteer will contact you: Thank you for considering rescue dogs, and we look forward to working with you.

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About West Coast Boxer Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

We are a small rescue group, focusing on Boxers. We are about the right match and homing the right dog into the right home. We would love for you to meet our wonderful dogs. Please contact us at or visit us at Thank you for considering rescue dogs. We can't do it without you!!!

Come Meet Our Pets...

Our dogs are either in foster care or in temporary boarding, depending on the availability of the foster homes. Once you are approved through our application process, we discuss with you the temperament of our dogs and which dogs would be a a good candidate for your home. We would love to bring our dogs to you to your home to meet! They are all wonderful dogs and we can't wait for you to meet our dogs.

Our Adoption Process...

We require an application, telephone interview and a home check prior to adoption. All animals must be a family companion. Our adoption fee starts at $300. We are 100% volunteer base, and all adoption fees and donation goes back into rescuing more dogs.