My name is Moxie!

Boxer Dog for adoption in Grafton, Massachusetts - Moxie
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Moxie's Info...

I am already spayed, housetrained, purebred, in need of an experienced adopter, up to date with shots, not good with kids, good with dogs, and not good with cats.

Moxie's Story...
July 30, 2012: Now that Moxie and Rocky are comfortable cohabbitating together, we have introduced some toys. Moxie loves the tennis ball and frisbee. She is good at retrieving and returning both. She will now get to enjoy this between wrestling and nap time with Rocky. Moxie continues to let Rocky take the alpha lead and has less conflicts with this. Our focus will now primarily be on her impulse control issues. This typically happens when we get the leash to go for a walk or on walks when we see other dogs and people. Moxie has underdeveloped social manners, She tends to have some impulse control issues, typically when we get the leashes out to go for walks and passing dogs and people during the walks so we continue to work with her on this. We started with putting her on a tie out in the front yard while we are out there. Our neighborhood has a lot of walkers, runners, bikers, some including dogs. Each day she gets less anxious and sometimes will just lie in the grass and watch them pass. She responds well to positive reinforcement with treats so the next few weeks we will add this to front yard activities and walks. Stay tuned for what we expect to be positive improvement! Her forever home will need to be experienced with the Boxer breed, able to continue her training and maintain the leadership role. She is a beautiful, sweet girl with so much potential.

June 6: Moxie arrived on Sunday, after a long walk with our other foster (male boxer) we came back to the house for play time in the yard. They ran and wrestled, enjoying typical boxer play. Between working out their boundaries with each other most of the day, they napped together and took turns watching out the window. It's been raining for 2 days so we have had a few long walks, but not as much play time in the yard as we would all like. She is adjusting well to her new environment and playmate.

Moxie is very sweet and does sit very well. She pulls hard on leash and jumps very high, so we will be working with her on walking and jumping

Moxie is beautiful 1.5 year old brindle girl that is coming into the program as her current home does not have the time to give her what she needs. Moxie has been with her current home for approximately 7 months; at her first home, she was being crated for 10 hours a day for the first year of her life so she has never really experienced the things a normal puppy should be experiencing. She is a very energetic girl that will need a strong leader to work with her on her manners and proper socialization. She is showing signs of protectiveness in her current home and she has a tendency to be nervous/ fearful when meeting new people so slow and proper introductions will need to be taken with Moxie. Moxie has bolted through the electric fence at her home a few times and has chased a few people down the street. She barks at them and then stops.

Moxie is okay with other dogs but is a little bit on the dominant side, so if she was to be placed in a home with a canine companion it would need to be a male who was more on the submissive side. Moxie would benefit from a home where someone is home more often than not and her new home must be willing to hire a trainer to work with her on her on basic training/manners and to help her learn how to be a dog. Moxie currently lives with older children and does fine with them. We are unsure if she is good with cats so we will not be placing her in a home with cats. Please check back for more updates as we secure a foster home for this beautiful girl.

Facts about Moxie

  • Breed: Boxer
  • Color: Brindle
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

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

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