My name is Rocky!

Boxer Dog for adoption in Tampa, Florida - Rocky

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Rocky's Info...

I am already neutered, purebred, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and not good with cats.

Rocky's Story...
My story: Rocky a beautiful stray boxer, was found a few months ago, and after trying to figure out where he came from and having no luck, his foster mom fell in love with him and decided to keep him. He was heartworm positive, but at such a low stage that the vet has stated that regular monthly Heartgard Plus is all he needs to control it. Unfortunately her cranky older dog that she has had for years isn't enjoying the company of the younger boxer and is now starting to behave aggressively toward him. Therefore, she must find a new home for the boxer, named Rocky (hee!) He is approximately one year old, weighs about 50 pounds, is up to date on vaccines, and he is playful and gets along with other dogs, but he does tend to want to play with cats and chase them around. So, he shouldn't go to a home with cats. He walks well on leash and also jogs regularly with his owner. He CAN climb fences, although he only does this when he is left unsupervised in the backyard (probably out of boredom and loneliness. Please consider making Rocky a family member!!!! Please contact Janet for more information on Rocky.
Special Needs: Mild heartworm positive
Good with Cats: No | Good with Dogs: Yes | Good with Children: No Small Children
This is a courtesy listing. Please do not contact St Francis. Contact the owner listed above for information on this animal.

Facts about Rocky

  • Breed: Boxer
  • Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut - With White
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

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

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