fostered in PA
This is Grover’s current foster home reporting in !!
We have been fostering Grover for almost 3 months now, and He is a joy to be around. His intense curiosity, and head twisting keeps us smiling.
Grover is the most handsome boxer we have ever seen; We have added “GQ” to his name. He is now “GQ Grover”. He is the absolute perfect 65 lb. male boxer. Grover will not run or bolt when unleashed, and prefers to remain close to home and owners. His coat is silky smooth. He loves to play with his toys, and will find the one He wants and bring it to you to engage in playtime. Grover’s reluctance to accept strangers has been vastly improved with some mild anxiety medication. He now can process new sights, sounds, and people with slightly more patience and does not feel the need to instantly react negatively or defensively. He is getting along very well with our older boxer “Jake” (aka Beautiful Sammy). They love to joust and nibble on each other, all in good fun. He has all of the positive boxer characteristics. The biggest challenge to managing Grover is he is leery upon meeting strangers. Once he gets to know them that perfect Boxer personality comes through.
He is fully house broken and knows what is his. The only exception has been his namesake (are you familiar with Grover off of Sesame Street?); a secure trashcan and hamper are recommended. Although he has made progress with the crate, we don’t believe he was previously crate trained and would prefer not to be kept in a crate. We do not allow him on the furniture and have two dog beds for him – one in the family room and one in our bedroom – both of which he uses voluntarily. In the evenings, he sleeps in our room on his bed.
He is an incredibly lovable companion who craves attention and always wants to be included in everything you do. With as soft as his coat is, you can’t help but want to pet him. I work from my home office about half of the time and he is always right there at my desk. We keep an entire basket of toys in our family room for him, from which he will grab toys out of and bring them to us or just go play with them himself. He is particularly fond of the first new toy we gave him – a solid red rubber Kong ball. His favorite activities are playing ball and walks around the neighborhood. Just the site of one of us putting on a coat and Grover bursts into his happy dance under the anticipation that he is going for a walk or going outside to play ball.
The biggest challenge for Grover has been accepting strangers. We have been able to successfully introduce him to new people, and it gets easier each time. Once Grover knows you, he loves you and is your best friend. However, Grover needs a patient home who can accommodate his needs and continue to work with him. Therefore, we feel the best match for Grover would be a home where he would encounter only a few visitors in a controlled environment. This little guy is great and deserves a wonderful forever home, are you his forever home?
Grover is now a healthy 50 lbs, and looking for his forever home.
PLEASE HELP, his foster home could not keep him and he is now back at the shelter!!!!
If you are a calm home with no children please help us. He does enjoy the company of other dogs.
This poor guy was left tied to a pole outside of a humane society, scared and shivering. He is good with other dogs, but no children as we have no history on him.
He knows sit, down, come and paw. Once he warms up to you, he sticks right by your side.
We will be putting him in a foster home shortly so we will update you as we learn more about him.
If you are interested in adopting this dog, please fill out an online application first. Then e-mail the contact below. Be sure to include your full name, city, state, and area code in the subject line of your message.
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Boxer Rescue Contact Area:
Dawn Karam - firstname.lastname@example.org