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Intake Info
Located in CT

Owner surrender to AABR
FA # 43
Tag #
7 Years, 2 Months old
Natural ears
Docked tail
Reported good with dogs
Looking for a home without cats
Reported good with children - all ages


Shelby is back in rescue and her family is heartbroken that they cannot keep her. They have nothing but wonderful things to say about her. She is described as very loving and affectionate. Shelby loves the company of people and children, takes treats gently and does not jump up. Shelby just celebrated her 7th birthday and the vet said she is in great shape (must be all that running around with the kids!) She is a wonderful, active boxer who just wants to be loved. You will be hard pressed to find a sweeter companion. If you are looking for a boxer to be your new best friend in the New Year, then Shelby’s your girl! Note: Baxter (Shelby’s brother) has been adopted. Now it's time for Shelby to find her forever home!!!

8/02/09 - Shelby

Baxter & Shelby are two wonderful purebred Boxers who are in urgent need of a new home. Their owner is going through a divorce and is moving to a small apartment with her three children and cannot take her boxers. Baxter is a 7 year old male and Shelby is a 6 year old female. They were purchased as puppies from a puppy store. As soon as I met these two boxers they won my heart. Both are super friendly and affectionate with lots of hugs and kisses and the typical boxer wiggle. They have been great with the owner’s 3 children, including her 2 year old! Baxter and Shelby love to wrestle and play with each other and would love a fenced yard, but are also leash trained. They have great temperaments, take treats gently, are totally housebroken and are not destructive when left alone in the home. They are, in a word, AWESOME! They are best friends and have ! been together since they were pups so we would love to see them go to a home together, but we will sadly split them up if necessary.  Baxter deserves a forever home where he can live out his life with Shelby and be loved. Please do the right thing and offer your home and love to this pair. Please consider fostering if you are unable to adopt. It’s the greatest gift you can give these two dogs.

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If you are interested in adopting this dog, please first read our Adoption Procedure, by clicking on the link at the top of this page, then fill out an online application.

Boxers and Applicants are not matched on a first come, first served basis. Not all applications are approved. On average, it takes between a week and 1 month to adopt a Rescue Boxer to an approved applicant, depending on your personal circumstances and flexibility.  

Matching Boxers suitable for placement with younger children, other dogs, cats, and special needs, yours and theirs, increases the application review time and adoption time.  

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 want you to advise us as to other dogs you are interested in at .  Or let us suggest a few that we feel will match your home.  That is what we are good at.   And be happy for the ones that have been placed... and know that there are way too many fantastic dogs waiting in their place.

Our non-profit organization is wholly 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.

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

Adoptions Fee: Please see our adoption info by clicking on the link at the top of this page.



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