Ruff Ruff! My name is Diesel - LOVE BUG
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Rescue Group: The Boxer Rescue, Inc.
|Size:||Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)||Sex:||Male|
Diesel has been at his foster home for a few days now and is settling in nicely. He has fur step brother that he gets along with great and they love to play. Please check back soon for more updates on Diesel as we get to know him a little better in his foster home. November 20, 2011- Please meet Diesel. This handsome 6 year old Boxer loves to be around people of all ages, especially young children. Diesel loves going for walks (and is great on a leash!) and visiting the local dog parks. For a treat, Diesel loves showing off his skills of sit, down, stay and come. After a fun filled day of lounging around the house or visiting with friends, Diesel loves to snuggle up on the couch and watch tv or read a book with you. Generally speaking Diesel is a laid back kind of guy but when out with other dogs he loves to run around and play. If you even mention the word C-A-R, Diesel's ears will perk right up and he will run to the closest exit. While driving in the car he loves to either lounge in the back sear or ride shotgun saying hello to all of the passing cars. Diesel is a super easy going dog, he even loves his baths! Diesel is most happy when he is not alone so he would do best in a house with another dog to keep him company when his owners are out. Diesel has a small grade II/VI heart murmur. He has been thoroughly checked out by a cardiologist who feels it will not prevent any problems for him in the future and he has shown no signs of any issues due to the small murmur. Diesel also had a small tumor removed from his side It was originally tested and found to be non-cancerous but upon removal it turned out to be cancerous. The vet feels he removed all the cancer and we are hopeful that it doesn’t re-occur in another spot however with Boxers, lumps and bumps can show up. Even if he gets another bump, it could be non-cancerous. The vet had a very positive outlook on it not coming back and so do we. Diesel did fine in his foster home with other canine companions to keep him company, but he has shown severe signs of separation anxiety in his new home (without a canine companion) and he has also tried to hurt himself if left alone in a crate, so we will be looking to place Diesel with another canine companion, or someone that is home more often than not, and a family that is willing to work with him on crate training. June 24, 2011 Meet Diesel! is coming into the program shortly from a temporary foster home that pulled him from a kill shelter where he was found as a stray. He is approximately 5 years old and seems to have had training as he is extremely well behaved, house broken and very gentle and he tends to be more on the "calmer" laid back side. He knows his basic commands well and loves to catch treats in the air. Diesel has the cutest under bite EVER! He does have a few broken teeth and he will be seeing our vet to have those looked at, once he has settled in. Our guess is he could have been a rock chewer. We have no history of Diesel with children, cats, or dogs, however he has had interaction with chickens and shows interest in them but not aggressively and he has been around other dogs and seemed fine with them. Please check back for updates as we secure a new foster home for this handsome devil and get to know him a little better.