Age: DOB Approx. 6/22/17
Breed: Boxer x
Dog friendly: Yes
Cat friendly: Done well previously, doesn't currently live with any
Kid friendly: Yes, without much 'size awareness'
House Trained: Yes
Crate Trained: Working on it
Energy level: Moderate
History: Pulled from an animal control
Adoption Fee: $500
From the Foster:
We, JJ's fosters, have filled out his report card to send home with his forever family.
JJ will look deep into your eyes and you will be unable to resist his desire to crawl into your lap, rest his head upon your lap for pets, or lay upon your feet while you work from home. Keep in mind, he is a little more chonky than he perhaps realizes, but he doesn't seem to mind (and if he fits, he SITS). I mean, being food motivated is good for training, right?
Kennel: C....you when we get home?
We've been feeding JJ in the kennel, which he's starting going into on cue, and he seems to be OK with it until we leave. Since we both work from home, he hasn't had a lot of time to himself. The time we did leave for a few hours, he was in the kennel when we left, but we returned to find him greeting us at the door. He didn't destroy anything while we were gone-other than an overturned stool right next to the door-he was probably checking the yard to see if we were hiding out there on him. Perhaps he is like our resident, who Houdinis out of kennels, but is fine if left in a house with no shared walls.
"See something, say something" is this guy's motto. JJ likes to alert us whenever he sees or hears something. His bork ha's got a deep, yet reverberating quality to it. We are working on training this, but no shared walls for this guy.
Don't bother asking JJ if he wants to go on a walk. The answer is yes! He doesn't need a yard, but LOVES taking a couple walks a day.
JJ will stare at the door when he's gotta go. He will potty right away and run back to the door when done. "Do I get a treat?" EZPZ!
Dog friends: A
JJ's foster sisters are OK to play with, but he really likes their company when his people are away. He's pretty gentle when playing, even though he's the biggest dog in the house.
Car rides: A+
Did you say CAR RIDE! If JJ sees an open car door, he might run off with a stranger. Once he's in, however, he is the most chill, but he may still try to crawl in your lap. We suggest a seatbelt clip in the back seat.
Summary: Overall JJ is a top notch dog student, with really only his Borks to work on. He is a very smart boy, a quick (and VERY willing) learner, and absolutely LOVES to be with his people.
Through the course of my veterinary care at Secondhand Hounds I was diagnosed with a stage I-II heart murmur. Chest x-rays reviewed by a cardiologist showed that my heart is normal sized, and there are no changes to my lungs or blood vessels so no treatment is recommended at this time. Future adopters should follow up with their primary veterinarian to continue to monitor my heart murmur.