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My name is Hemi!

Boxer Dog for adoption in Gainesville, Florida - Hemi
Photo 1 - Boxer Dog for adoption in Gainesville, Florida - Hemi
Photo 2 - Boxer Dog for adoption in Gainesville, Florida - Hemi

I found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.

Hemi's Info...

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

Hemi's Story...
Hemi and his son, Tebow, came to BARC after being abandoned and left without food for three weeks. Poor Hemi was abandoned tied to a tree with a cable. The cable became wrapped around his leg and cut off his circulation. Needless to say, their former owner is being charged with animal cruelty. Click Here to see a news story about what investigators said was one of the worse cases of animal cruelty they had ever seen. Be warned, the video is not for the faint of heart.


These dogs came from Alabama, a state in which BARC usually doesn't operate, but animal control and law enforcement were determined to get them into a rescue program and we responded due to the urgency of the situation and the desire to work together with law enforcement and animal control to see a maximum sentence enforced on the offender.


Hemi is six years old and has an excellent temperament despite the extreme neglect he has suffered. Hemi has a fairly lengthy medical rehabilitation before he will be available for adoption. In addition to being severely emaciated,(Hemi is pictured here after four weeks of good nutrition. Can you imagine what he looked like when investigators found him? He is currently being treated for hookworms and will also have to go through heartworm treatment and be neutered before he is ready for adoption. Hemi's leg is healing very well and with the loving care of his foster home and BARC veterinarian's, we expect him to make a full recovery. Hemi wants nothing more than to be loved by humans. He also gets along well with other dogs. Hemi is being fostered by Amber and Greg in Tallahassee.


The medical rehabilitation of Hemi and his son, Tebow, will be very expensive. We appreciate any and all donations for their care.

Facts about Hemi

  • Breed: Boxer
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn - With White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: B08-080

Other Pets at Boxer Aid & Rescue Coalition, Inc. (G)

Why Adoption is a Great Option

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

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Gainesville 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 Gainesville 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 Gainesville paves the way for another one to be saved.