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Rescue Group: Northeastern Boxer Rescue
|Breed:||Boxer||Color:||White - With Black||Age:||Young|
|Size:||Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)||Sex:||Male|
8/11/10: Magoo’s Fate Was Questionable
Magoo is a 1 year old deaf white boxer who was adopted from a shelter in Ohio. The people who adopted him lived in the Northeast. They only kept him for one week before surrendering him to another shelter because their landlord would not allow them to keep him.
For the week Magoo lived with his adoptive family, they told the shelter that he was friendly but hyper with their young children ages 3 and 7. They said he liked to play with toys, and was mostly house-trained.
The shelter called us for help because Magoo failed their food test evaluation. They would not place him for adoption per shelter policy so the only option for Magoo was to go into a rescue program. They were given no history about his behavior with other animals but when they tested him with other dogs he did very well.
Neither the shelter or NBR wanted Magoo to die so we were luckily able to make an arrangement with the shelter to keep him there until we found him a foster home. We thank the shelter for their patience.
The following is a report from Magoo’s new foster mom:
“Magoo is rambunctious - loves to run and play with my boxer. They are really buds! My boxer seems to be Magoo’s ears. They are doing so well together. He is not able to be with the small dogs or cats just yet due to his energy and playful pouncing. He is free to roam the fenced yard during the day as he pleases and knows how to enjoy himself.
Magoo has good house manners - but he does like to "counter surf" - just needs to get more experience being in a home. He is quiet - happy and friendly.
Magoo is a love - he needs someone who has one other dog - boxer size - no small dogs or cats (he is not at all aggressive though - so he could calm down and be ok in time).
A special boxer home with another dog who can be Magoo’s ears would be preferred. He needs to be in a fence or on leash at ALL times. We have started some training and he is responding well. He is learning to sit when asked with hand signals.
Magoo needs a calm, consistent handler who does not create fear - he does not like anyone to take hold of his collar or he will pull back or run away. He is lively, loves running with my boxer and playing the "Boxer Box".
We are happy to say that Magoo has not shown any aggression with food or toward any people. He is friendly if people approach the fence. Over all, Magoo is a friendly young Boxer with some special needs, that he does not realize he has!”
Can you donate to help
You can send a check directly to: Northeastern Boxer Rescue
P.O. Box 95 Sunderland MA 01375. or use PayPal
Jane Scott - firstname.lastname@example.org
Pam Fosco - email@example.com