My name is Henrietta!

Boxer Dog for adoption in North Haven, Connecticut - Henrietta
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Henrietta's Info...

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

Henrietta's Story...
08/17/09: An update on Henrietta, a courageous and loving friend

"On July 24, Henrietta arrived safely in New Hampshire after a lengthy transport from South Carolina. When we arrived at the designated pick up point (PETCO), this petite frail little girl made her first appearance. At first glance, Henrietta showed signs of enduring quite a lot of adversity. It was hard to fathom that she had endured this long arduous trip given her physical condition. However, she showed a striking will to survive. I was amazed at her resilience.

Henrietta was covered with scars, had contusions on her small frame, was extremely emaciated and had broken teeth. Despite her very sickly condition and appearance, this little trooper attracted a crowd like a rock star. Employees and shoppers were drawn to her with affectionate curiosity. It seemed that everyone knew that with love and much care, she would recover and give back three fold the love and affection given to her. In many eyes that afternoon, you could see concern and a questioning as to how anyone could be so neglectful and irresponsible to such a sweet little girl. We quite appreciated how generous and attentive the PETCO staff were in sharing in the comforting of Henrietta and feeding her cookies at the pickup. During this time, Henrietta showed intent curiosity in the other visitors and occupants in PETCO. Clearly, she enjoyed and appreciated the attention given to her.

When Henrietta arrived at her foster home, she met her new buddy, Dora, a female boxer. This additional transition went very smoothly and they enjoyed a quiet walk together. Henrietta has adjusted well in her foster family and has demonstrated a great deal of courage by trusting and allowing us to care for her. She has responded well to preliminary treatments for intestinal parasites, and a urinary tract infection. She is responding quite well to frequent meals. She has already gained approximately eight pounds and her coat is looking much better. With this consistent and improved diet, Henrietta is showing us her spunky side, and can even be a little mischievous. She likes her foster mommy’s slippers. Henrietta is a precious little love. She has been super well behaved with everyone and every other pet pal that she has met! She is settling in very well and appears to be at ease, and loves her new slumber bed! Life is good now for Henrietta and it’s all about the love, the food and a good long snooze with her new friend, Dora. Lastly, Henrietta is heartworm positive. She urgently needs to start the heartworm treatment soon. The veterinarian advised us to “fatten her up” so that she can endure the treatment. Hence, she courageously eats all of her meals…what an appetite this little girl has (smile). With all these efforts, she is well on her way to being a wonderful addition to any loving home."

Henrietta needs your financial support


We once again received a call from another rescue organization asking if we could take an adult boxer named Henrietta into our rescue program. Henrietta needed medical attention immediately. She had tested positive for heartworm and was in danger of being killed at a shelter.

Henrietta was picked up as a stray and the shelter's vet estimated her age at 2 years. We think she may be older but it is hard to say for certain. To look at Henrietta it is extremely apparent that she has had a very hard life; it just breaks your heart. She has diarrhea and is painfully skinny; emaciated does not seem like a strong enough term for her poor physical condition. She clearly has had several litters of puppies and has large calluses on areas of her body from laying on hard surfaces.

Once the shelter received our commitment to take Henrietta into our rescue program, she was treated for a serious upper respiratory infection. We had to wait two weeks before she could be transported to our foster home because she needed a health certificate to cross over state lines.

Henrietta was kenneled at the shelter with another boxer, which the other rescue took, and both dogs rode together on the transport. We were told they had bonded through this whole ordeal…so we know, Henrietta would do well with another dog.

Everyone that Henrietta has come in contact with has expressed complete adoration for this sweet soul. She is now safely in her foster mom’s care and getting much needed TLC. We are scheduling an appointment for her to receive a complete physical by one of our veterinarians, and we are hoping they can give us a better idea of her age. She will be receiving treatment for her heartworm as soon as the doctor says she is strong enough.

Can you donate to help Henrietta?

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 -

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Facts about Henrietta

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

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

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

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