This beautiful brindle girl was dumped at a local kill shelter after all of her puppies were sold and her family decided they just didn’t want her anymore. A friend saw here there and called to see if we could make room for her in the rescue. We of course could not say no to this sweet face and got her the heck out of that shelter as fast as we could.
Adrian is a roughly 18 month old Boxer. She is a smaller Boxer at roughly 45 pounds. She is fully grown and will not get any bigger. She is a medium-high energy girl, so her adoptive family should ensure that they are well suited to getting her proper exercise and keeping her well socialized.
Adrian is still a bit shy, whatever her life was before rescue, it was not great. But after she gets to know you, she warms up and wants to spend her time with you. She is not an overly affectionate girl yet, but does like to be near her humans. We are giving her lots of cookies and pats so that she knows how much she is loved.
Adrian is good with other dogs, but a bit standoffish until she knows she is safe with them. She currently lives with other dogs and after a couple of days, she decided having siblings wasn’t too bad. She is being socialized daily with dogs big and small to help build her confidence.
Adrian does not currently live with kids, but there is nothing in her demeanor that makes us believe she would not do well in a home with children who know how to be kind and respectful of animals.
Adrian is house and kennel trained, although she does not love to be in her kennel for long periods of time. We anticipate she was left confined a great deal before she came to us. She will sleep in her kennel for periods of time, but then has some anxiety.
Unfortunately, Adrian did not receive probably any vet care before coming into rescue and she is heartworm positive. She has been started on a slow kill medical protocol which involved a small dose of oral medication twice a month. The rescue will provide all of the medication she needs to clear the heartworms. She has no damage to her heart or lungs or overall health issues, this is just something that has to be slowly killed off.
Adrian’s ideal family will understand that she will take time and patience as she acclimates into her new life. She may have accidents, chew on things she is not supposed to, and bark in her kennel. It can take dogs a few weeks to properly acclimate to their new lives, so she is seeking a family that can give her this time and work with her on becoming an even more awesome dog than she already is.
Adrian should be adopted by a family who plans to keep her indoors as part of a family - we do not adopt dogs into situations in which they will be left outside for extended periods of time unattended (for example, the entire work day).
Adrian is fully vetted (spayed, microchipped, vaccinated) and has no health or allergy issues that we are currently aware of.
The first step in our adoption process is to fill out an application via our website www.reggiesfriends.org If you hover over the adoptables tab, the link to the application will appear.
If you have questions about Adrian, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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