My name is Winnie!

Boxer Dog for adoption in Middlesex, New Jersey - Winnie
Photo 1 - Boxer Dog for adoption in Middlesex, New Jersey - Winnie
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Winnie's Info...

I am already spayed, housetrained, purebred, up to date with shots, good with kids, and good with dogs.

Winnie's Story...
11/20/08 We are very sad to announce that Tigger, Winnie’s life-long companion, passed away on November 14, 2008. Winnie greatly depended on Tigger for reassurance and support. She has never been without him. Her foster family is very concerned for her as she has already shown signs of withdrawal. She loves to be outside, but now just waits at the back door; looking for her Tigger to follow behind her. Winnie was already shy with new people, but always had Tigger by her side to show her the way. It only takes her a few minutes to warm up to someone. Once she does, she is full of wiggles, kisses and affection. She is 7 years old, but acts and plays like a young pup. She adores other dogs and loves to chase and be chased. Right now, she misses her snuggle buddy and does not understand why he is not with her anymore. If you are considering adopting a boxer and currently have another dog, please consider meeting Winnie. After all she has been through; she truly deserves a forever home with a canine companion and playmate.

10/23/08: If many of you think Winnie has been on the website for 5 or 6 months, you're absolutely right. It is however no fault of her own. Winnie is in rescue in the first place because she wasn't able to be bred anymore....again through no fault of her own. When Winnie first entered rescue with her co-hort Tigger, they were placed in a kennel and were there for months, waiting for an available foster home. Though the kennel personnel were very good to the "Pooh Pair," walking them everyday along with NJBR volunteers, kennel life began to take its toll on poor Winnie. She was in the kennel, through no fault of her own. Her negative experiences throughout her life had left her very insecure and confused. As of the Labor Day holiday, Winnie finally moved into a foster home. At this point in time, Winnie is beginning to discover the world around her. She enjoys sunning herself; she loves to run top speed and do boxer circles; she is learning what toys are all about and is rarely seen without her most favorite one (pictured below). Also pictured below is Winnie in her first ever Halloween costume. She has learned basic commands such as sit, stay and leave (for a treat of course....she's no dummy!) She now walks nicely on a leash. She is also housebroken. She has no allergies like many boxers; her only medical issue is a dental one. Her gums are in sad shape due to years and years of producing pups....her sole purpose in her former life. Her gums are however beginning to heal with dental rinse and tooth brushing (she doesn't mind that at all).

Winnie is so deserving of a compassionate home where she can continue to explore and enjoy the life of the "pampered." If you have any reservations about adopting an older boxer please look at Penny in our Happy Endings section. She was also bred for 7 1/2 years before entering rescue. She was adopted at 8 years of age. Please read our seniors page. Many of those adopting seniors did so with some small reservations, however speaking to them now, they all couldn't be happier and would quite clearly adopt a senior again. Please help this little lady continue to explore the positive experiences in life by being her guide. Believe me, there isn't a more rewarding endeavor. Please remember this, if she isn't adopted, again it will be through no fault of her own. This cycle of bad luck for Winnie has got to stop. If you truly want to rescue a boxer who deserves so much more than her past has provided, please email Kerry at and fill out an adoption application at

Facts about Winnie

  • Breed: Boxer
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn - With White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Female

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Winnie, a Middlesex Boxer dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Boxer for sale in Middlesex, or seeking a Boxer dog from a breeder in Middlesex.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Middlesex already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Middlesex breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Boxer breeders who help with Boxer rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Middlesex paves the way for another one to be saved.