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My name is Charlie!

Boxer Dog for adoption in Sunderland, Massachusetts - Charlie
Photo 1 - Boxer Dog for adoption in Sunderland, Massachusetts - Charlie
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Charlie's Info...

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

Charlie's Story...
07/22/09: CHARMING CHARLIE LIVED IN SQUALOR
We received a call from an all breed rescue group who was having difficulty placing a four year old boxer named Charlie whom they had rescued several weeks earlier. We were horrified to hear his story. He was so skinny and looked so sad.

Charlie had lived with an unfortunate woman who also had a cat. Both animals were confiscated by animal control because the house where they all lived was condemned. The building was in such deplorable condition it had to be torn down, and the woman was put in an institution.

Poor sweet Charlie had never been out of the house (even for potty breaks). He had no training, nor had he ever been seen by a vet. Charlie had blood in his urine which was caused by an enlarged prostate (he was still intact). He was treated with antibiotics and he was neutered. He also tested positive for Lyme Disease and is currently being treated with medication.

Due to Charlie’s previous living situation, he is somewhat developmentally stunted and is much like a puppy with a clean slate. Everything is new to him such as the grass, dirt, outside sounds etc. Amazingly he does not appear to be frightened by his newly discovered world, he is not shy with people, and is good with other dogs. Charlie is enjoying exploring everything and is soaking up his new nurturing surroundings.

Below is an initial quick update from Charlie’s new foster mom:

“Well -- Charlie is here - he is charming. Loves to give boxer sloppy kisses, and he smiles! He is a big, sweet, gentle dog, who needs lots of love and FOOD. He weighs 56 pounds and could use 15 more. His back bone sticks out, as well as his hips and ribs.

He rides very well in the car, and made friends with his canine foster sister and brother easily. Has not met the cat yet but we don‘t anticipate a problem. He does have a long tail - and you need to be careful of it - it is deadly when it wags……which it now does often.

Road traffic doesn't scare him. He already has a micro chip for identification, and is Heartworm negative. He did have a positive Lyme test, and is still on medication. His lower 4 front teeth are worn down, tops are OK, with a little bit of tarter on all. We'll let you know more as we discover new things about Charlie.”

Can you donate to help Charlie?

You can send a check directly to: Northeastern Boxer Rescue
P.O. Box 95 Sunderland MA 01375. or use PayPal


Boxer Rescue Contact Area:

Northeastern Boxer Rescue

Jane Scott - janescott@boxerrescue.com

Pam Fosco - pam@boxerrescue.com

Facts about Charlie

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

Other Pets at Northeastern Boxer Rescue

Why Adoption is a Great Option

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

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