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Facts about me

Breed
Boxer
Color
Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut - with White
Age
Young
Size
(When grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Weight
Sex
Male
Pet ID

My info

Small blue checkmark Good with kids
Small blue checkmark Good with dogs
Small blue checkmark Shots current
Small blue checkmark Spayed / Neutered
Small blue checkmark Housetrained

My story

UPDATED 8/11/22-
RUSTY is a 10-12 month old purebred Boxer that has recovered after being abandoned on the side of the road in the rural California valley. He has since been fully vetted, and had ample time to recover.

He is a sweet, goofy boy that will steal your heart with his slobbery boxer kisses. He is shy with people he doesn't know likely due to his former life and lack of proper socialization. His fur is a brilliant rust color, hence the name Rusty. He has soft, gentle eyes and truly believes that he is a lap dog. He gets along well with other dogs and children. Once he gets to know you, he will follow you from room to room and wants to be as near as possible. He has all of the typical boxer characteristics and would benefit from positive dog training techniques. He doesn't have a mean bone in his body and will be a lifelong, loyal companion.

We are looking for a Boxer or bully breed savvy home who is prepared for all things bully! Adopter's must understand the energy level, exercise & medical requirements/restrictions of the breed. We do not know how he is with cats. He is potty-trained & crate-trained, but needs work with leash walking & exposure to the outside world.

His ideal adopter's:
-have a yard
-flexible work schedule/time for training/exercise
-a role model dog in the home
-priority given to local adopters

Rusty's adoption donation is $500 which includes his neuter procedure, Lepto, Bordetella, DHPP, and rabies vaccines, full bloodwork/vetting, microchip, and monthly flea/tick/heartworm prevention.

***LOCATION: North County San Diego, CA***

INTERESTED IN ADOPTION? here are the steps!
1. Fill out an adoption application at heartsforpawsrescue.com/adoption-application
2. His foster & adoption counselor Karen will respond promptly to set up a phone call
3. if both parties agree, she will coordinate a meet & greet in Vista, CA

PLEASE NOTE: RUSTY IS IN OUR SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA CHAPTER. DO NOT CALL OUR MAIN CHAPTER WITH QUESTIONS OR INQUIRIES OF AVAILABILITY--THEY WILL NOT BE ANSWERED TIMELY. THIS LISTING IS UPDATED DAILY. ANY QUESTIONS CAN BE DIRECTED TO KAREN, HIS FOSTER & COORDINATOR VIA EMAIL TO karenlr66@gmail.com.
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Why adoption is a great option

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

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