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Intake Info
Located in PA
Owner Surrender to AABR
FA #1
Tag #2986
6 Yrs 2 Months
DOB 9/22/09
_ lbs
Natural ears
Docked tail
Reported good with other dogs
No history with cats
Reported good with kids - all ages

2/17/16 - MEMORIAL

Fern passed away in her sleep on February 9th.  We are absolutely devastated.  She was doing great and really coming out of her shell.  Her foster mom just shared a video of Fern showing off her boxer wiggles.  Fern was to receive a dental and then was going to a new home for adoption.  She was just days away from her happy beginning.  We are grateful that Fern had two months of love in her foster home. 


Fern is coming out of her shell more with each week.  Despite her fear of coming out of her crate, she laid next to the sick child in the home for days until he was better.  She also tried to protect the other dog during a hail storm.  Fern is starting to give kisses and has been really brave at dinner time, drawn into the kitchen by the smells.  As you can see from the new picture, she likes to take her toys into the crate with her. 


Fern has been taking big steps with each week she is in foster.  She feels safest in her crate, but does come out to play with her foster brothers during the day.  Fern has learned a few commands already - she is a very smart girl!  We are beginning to leash walk her this week and she even showed a little body wiggle out of excitement.  Fern loves her toys so much!  She even got her first bath.  Fawn has been a mother her whole life and now it is her turn to be a little girl! 


Fern is the sweetest girl and doing wonderful in foster.  She is living with two boxer boys and 2 small children.  Fern gets along great with everyone.  She is housebroken and crate trained.  Fern is looking for a home with a male dog and a fenced yard.  If you are interested in adopting Fern, apply today! 

11/27/15 -

Fern just arrived to AABR from a puppy mill.  She is 6 yrs old and is getting settled in at her new foster home.  We will update her page as soon as her foster family learns more about Fern. 

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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 3 months to adopt a Rescue Boxer to an approved applicant, depending on your personal circumstances and flexibility.  

Not every home is the right match for a boxer, and 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 at your home visit of other dogs you are interested...  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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