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My name is Tuck!

Boxer/Thai Ridgeback Mix Dog for adoption in North Wales, Pennsylvania - Tuck
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Northeastern Boxer Rescue - Pennsylvania

Facts about Tuck

  • Breed: Boxer/Thai Ridgeback Mix
  • Color: Brown/Chocolate - With Tan
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
02/20/2015 OUR HEARTS BREAK FOR TUCK

We are heartbroken that no appropriate home has come forward to adopt Tuck and that he remains in a boarding kennel. Tuck is being cared for well, and he has made the best of his situation, but we pray that he will soon be spending his remaining days in a loving home. Are you the person who can make a difference in this senior boy's life?

11/2/14: This Senior Needs A Lucky Break

Tuck is the kind of dog who is killed in Shelters every day.
Why?
Simple.
They are older. They are plain. They don’t present well in a stressful kennel/shelter setting. Sad but unfortunately true.

We are doing our best to accommodate Tuck. He is being housed in a small private-type kennel that gives him attention and he is doing well but it is still not enough. Tuck wants a place to call home. Please consider bringing Tuck into your life. Again, Tuck needs a fence and a quiet home setting. No kids and no other dogs. Cats are a consideration.

Tuck is entering the twilight years of his life. Please don't let him spend them in a kennel.

10/09/13: Its sad but true.... I am still in a boarding facility

Please read about my story and consider giving me a forever home. Life isn't fair I know, but I have been in a boarding facility for 3 years and would love to have a home, I am 10 now.

Love, Tuck


7/11/09: Tuck is in his new foster home and doing great. Thank you Martha.

Below is an update from his foster mom:

“Tuck is an amazing dog! Of all the dogs I have known, he is the easiest, smartest and most adaptable. He sits and waits for you to tell him "OK" before going out the door, loves car/truck rides; settles right down and curls up to sleep for most of the ride. He knows sit, stay, down, roll over, play dead, shake and go to bed. The first night he slept on the couch with my daughter, though it is clear he was never allowed on the furniture and only joins you when invited. After a busy first day of hiking and getting settled in his outside yard, he put himself to bed in his crate at about 9pm. He stayed the whole night with the door open until I woke him up at 7am!

My male cat is the best "dog tester" as he is fearless and loves dogs. He and Tuck cuddle together with me and Tuck even lets him share his kibble. The two female cats are much more shy and though Tuck shows interest he knows "leave it" and will not bother with them.

We are working on his only very small issue which is walking on the leash without pulling. I have a gentle leader which he HATES, so we are just working on heeling and he instantly sits by your side when you stop walking.
Haven't had an opportunity to test him with any young children but based on what I have seen he is protective of my daughter but warms up to strangers quickly. I also do not know how he does with other dogs.

Overall, he is a very happy and devoted boy.”

BABY COMES - TUCK GOES -- FOSTER NEEDED!

05/28/09:
Tuck is a male Boxer-Ridgeback mix who was surrendered by a couple because they were having a baby. Tuck had been a loyal companion to his family for 6 years, but they no longer had time for him. Tuck should be on "easy street" but instead he could have been "on the street". He has headed for the nearest shelter if we did not take him into our program.
Unfortunately we have no available foster homes for poor Tuck and we had to place him in a boarding kennel. PLEASE HELP!!!! THESE DOGS NEED YOU!
Tuck has a hounds body, and the distinctive ridge of hair down his back which grows in the opposite direction to the rest of his coat. He is a little shy at first when meeting new people, however, he is a wonderful companion. He gets along great with cats and enjoys the company of teenagers. He likes bread and peanut butter and absolutely loves cherry tomatoes! Corn on the other hand gives him hives.
Tuck is a very smart boy. He has learned how to sit, stay, heel, lie down, roll over, give his paw, play dead, sit pretty (sits on back legs with paws up), dance (stands on back legs and dances), and chase his tail. Obviously he can be very entertaining.
He is crate trained but has not needed a crate for three years. He sleeps in a dog bed and is completely housebroken. He loves to run and leap over things in the yard. He also plays fetch with soccer balls. Tuck enjoys going for jogs in the woods as well as a leisurely walk. Tuck likes to be scratched under his chin and tolerates his nails being cut. He is not a fan of the bathtub, will try to look as miserable as possible to get out of taking a bath, but he is cooperative.
Tuck would love a home where he can go outside and run in a yard with a fence and have someone to play ball with him. He would also enjoy a cat or another dog as a friend. He is longing for a new family who will not give up on him.

7/11/09: Tuck is in his new foster home and doing great. Thank you Martha.
Below is an update from his foster mom:
“Tuck is an amazing dog! Of all the dogs I have known, he is the easiest, smartest and most adaptable. He sits and waits for you to tell him "OK" before going out the door, loves car/truck rides; settles right down and curls up to sleep for most of the ride. He knows sit, stay, down, roll over, play dead, shake and go to bed. The first night he slept on the couch with my daughter, though it is clear he was never allowed on the furniture and only joins you when invited. After a busy first day of hiking and getting settled in his outside yard, he put himself to bed in his crate at about 9pm. He stayed the whole night with the door open until I woke him up at 7am!
My male cat is the best "dog tester" as he is fearless and loves dogs. He and Tuck cuddle together with me and Tuck even lets him share his kibble. The two female cats are much more shy and though Tuck shows interest he knows "leave it" and will not bother with them.
We are working on his only very small issue which is walking on the leash without pulling. I have a gentle leader which he HATES, so we are just working on heeling and he instantly sits by your side when you stop walking.
Haven't had an opportunity to test him with any young children but based on what I have seen he is protective of my daughter but warms up to strangers quickly. I also do not know how he does with other dogs.Overall, he is a very happy and devoted boy.”

To learn more about Tuck, visit us at www.boxerrescue.com

If you're interested in adopting this sweetheart, please fill out an application at http://www.boxerrescue.com/application.htm

About Northeastern Boxer Rescue - Pennsylvania

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. Together we can make a difference.

Our Adoption Process...

Adopting a Boxer

Thank you for your interest in adopting a Boxer from NBR. Since the organization was founded, NBR has successfully placed thousands of Boxers in permanent, loving new homes.

Please read these materials carefully to familiarize yourself with NBR's adoption program and eligibility requirements. If you conclude that you want to adopt a NBR Boxer, and we hope that you do, please follow the application procedure outlined.

Our non-profit organization is mostly comprised of hard-working volunteers whose only reward is seeing our wonderful Boxers placed in loving, permanent homes and given another chance for a happy life. Our process may seem slow, but if you are patient, we will try to provide you with a devoted, loving companion - a Boxer.

Click the following links for more information.

Is a Boxer right for me? http://www.boxerrescue.com/boxer4me.htm

1. Fill out an adoption application.
This gives us information about your family and helps us to match you with a suitable boxer. If a good match is not currently available, this application also allows us quick access to your information to compare with incoming dogs. As you will see, the adoption application is quite detailed. Our mission is not just placing homeless boxers into new homes but ensuring that those homes will be permanent. Our intention is not to be nosey. The thoroughness of our questionnaire is meant to aid us in our attempt to find the best homes for our dogs and the best dog for you.

You can decide how far you are willing to travel to meet an available dog, but the states currently included in our program are: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont.

2. View the available dogs.
This page will show you the dogs currently available in our rescue program. Keep in mind that there may be delays in updating the page, so there may be dogs available that are not listed. Similarly, not all of the listed dogs will be actually available. We try to keep things current, but new dogs enter our program and are adopted from us regularly.

3. After completing the application, you may email us at contact@BoxerRecue.com. Please allow us at least a week or so before requesting status. These status requests take us away from reviewing your Applications and matching you with dogs.

And yes, we realize that the Boxer you may have your heart set on, may be adopted before you're approved. Should your first choices all ready found their forever home, we have provided a space below for you to advise us as to other dogs you are interested in. Be happy for the ones that have been placed... and know that there are way too many fantastic dogs waiting in their place.

We hope you feel that the right Boxer is worth waiting for.

Until you tell us otherwise, we will continue to review your application for possible matches with dogs coming into rescue. However, we encourage you to return to www.boxerrescue.com frequently to view new additions to the available dogs list. We ask that you notify us when you adopt a dog so we can remove your application from our active file.

4. Arrange for a home-visit.
A boxer rescue volunteer will ask to visit you in your home, in all likelihood bringing a boxer along for the visit. The boxer may or may not be an animal that you are interested in adopting. The intent is to confirm that you do have a physical environment that is safe for a boxer and that you are comfortable with the breed in your home.

5. Sign an adoption contract.
When you decide on the dog you want to adopt, you will be required to sign an adoption contract. Basically, it will require you to agree to the following major points: an agreement to neuter if it is not already done because of age or health, keeping current with medical needs, humane treatment, and the return of an unwanted dog back to the rescue program. There is an adoption fee of $395. This donation helps to defer the cost of veterinary care that we give the dogs, such as neutering, vaccinations, and medical treatments as needed.

6. Live happily ever after.
Corny as it sounds, this is our goal. If, for any reason, the placement is not working out, Northeastern Boxer Rescue will cheerfully accept any dog's return to our rescue program. We try our best, but not all matches work out. If that is the case, we will try to find you a rescue dog better suited to your family.

If you have any questions, please contact us at contact@BoxerRescue.com.

Forgive us if there is sometimes a delay in getting back to your inquiries. We are all volunteers doing our best to meet the demands of our own lives, families and jobs, in addition to helping these dogs. If you feel that your email or application has been overlooked, it is quite possible that email or server problems deleted it accidentally. Try again!

Thank you for your interest in Boxer rescue.