My name is TAFFY!

Boxer Dog for adoption in Sunderland, Massachusetts - TAFFY
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Northeastern Boxer Rescue

Facts about TAFFY

  • Breed: Boxer
  • Color: White - With Tan, Yellow Or Fawn
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female

Taffy has blossomed in her nurturing foster home. She is wonderful with all people and dogs but she is definitely not good with cats. Taffy is very athletic and would most likely be a good dog for agility training.


Taffy is now in a foster home and is doing remarkably well. Having a dog in a home atmosphere is crucial for us to learn what the dog needs and we are very pleased with the things we have discovered about Taffy so far. She lost weight in the kennel environment but she will no doubt be up to her ideal weight quickly in the care of her wonderful foster parents. One thing is for sure….Taffy is a gem.
Below is the first report from Taffy’s foster parents:
“Taffy is settling in nicely with us and we feel so honored and lucky to be able to foster this sweet girl! We initially hadn’t planned on fostering a second dog, but once we met her, we fell in love and knew we had to care for her and help her find her forever home!
Taffy is truly a diamond in the rough! She has such a sweet demeanor and greets us with the cutest little wiggle-butt when we get home or when she’s happy or excited. She still has puppy energy, but calms nicely and is a total snuggle-bug. She gets along well with her foster brother, even when he’s trying to be a big bully.
She rides nicely in the car, is content when she needs to be crated, and is house-broken. She walks on a leash like a little lady and heels beautifully. She loves her chew toys (but hasn’t chewed on anything she’s not supposed to.) Taffy is still underweight but has been eating well since she’s been here with us and we’re working to put some more meat on her bones.
Smart girl Taffy is a fast learner and already knows sit and stay. We’re working on more commands and tricks with her and think she’ll pick them up quickly! Taffy is a true gem against many odds and we’d love to see her find the loving forever family she deserves!”

Sweet Taffy Was Pulled From The Shelter In The Nick Of Time

We received an email from an animal shelter asking if we would take Taffy into our Rescue program. She was returned to the shelter by another Rescue organization because she tested positive for heartworm. Taffy's time was up at the shelter and, although we had no available foster homes, we knew we could not let her die.

We immediately made arrangements for Taffy to be retrieved from the shelter and to see a vet for an exam. The doctor retested her to confirm that she was heartworm positive. She once again tested positive for heartworm and was also diagnosed with tape worm, hook worm and whip worm. She was treated for the intestinal parasites and promptly scheduled for her heartworm treatments.

Currently, Taffy is staying in a private, small scale boarding kennel. She has since finished her medical treatments and is recovering nicely. She has also been spayed and is up-to-date on her vaccines.

Since Taffy is not yet in a foster home, we do not know much about Taffy’s needs. However, according to Lori who runs the kennel, Taffy is very sweet and loves to greet people with lots of wiggles. We do not know how she is with other dogs but she seems excited to see them through a barrier and her behavior suggests she wants to play. She is NOT friendly to cats.

Taffy is an approximately 3 year old 54 pound female with adorable markings, natural ears and tail who is as sweet as candy.

About Northeastern Boxer Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

Northeastern Boxer Rescue is a non-profit, charitable 501(c)(3) organization which is an all-volunteer effort to rescue, rehabilitate, and re-home unwanted and abandoned boxer dogs within the Northeastern United States. We work within Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont.

When boxers are in need, NBR volunteers respond. Our mission includes hands-on rescue, as well as education. We strive to inform others about the realities of pet guardianship, promote neutering, and encourage responsible care. It is our hope that our efforts will enhance the lives of people as well as companion animals. Join us. Help us to help boxers.

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Come Meet Our Pets...

All of the dogs in our rescue program are cared for by volunteers who open their homes to foster. These dogs are available to meet by appointment after you have been approved to adopt.

Our Adoption Process...

Please submit our on-line adoption application if you have an interest to adopt. You will be asked to provide personal and veterinary references as well as meeting with one of our volunteers at your home. It will also be necessary to sign an adoption contract and pay an adoption fee. Please be patient with our process as we are all volunteers and it takes time to make a suitable match.