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Intake Info
Located in MD 
Stray to Shelter
FA #11
Tag #3766
4-6 Yrs
(Birthday unknown)
62 lbs
Natural ears
Docked tail
Reported good with other dogs
No history with cats
Stray or no history - Kids 5 or older



Ladybug has been signed over to AABR and is now available for adoption!


Ladybug continues to do well in her foster home and is a great girl.  She enjoys her daily walks and playing ball in the yard.  We are hoping her court case can be resolved soon so Ladybug can move forward with the next chapter of her life. 


Ladybug is doing great!  Her stitches are gone and her eye has healed nicely.  This independent, sassy, and confident girl loves to play ball and tug of war.  She has a manageable amount of energy, but definitely needs someone to take her for daily walks and devote time to playing with her in the yard every day.  Ladybug has good house manners and happily runs into her crate for cookies.  Her leash manners are improving, but Ladybug still becomes excited and wants to play on leash.  She can hear, but sometimes has difficulty determining where the noise is coming from. Ladybug gets along well with her two foster siblings, a male boxer and a Yorkie Chihuahua mix.  She is a very sweet and happy girl.  In regards to the tumor, the pathology report indicated that there was a clean excision.  There is not a typical protocol with this type of cancer, so the vet is recommending just monitoring Ladybug at this time.


Ladybug has been in her foster home for almost a week and she is doing great!  This happy go lucky girl is feeling much better after her surgery and the incision site is improving with each day.  Although she does not love getting her stitched cleaned, she is very tolerant.  This sweet girl loves cookies and happily takes her medicine when tucked in a pill pocket.  Ladybug loves to play ball and she does zoomies around the yard.  She will go back to the vet next week to have her stitches removed. 


Ladybug has been discharged from the hospital and is happy to be in her new foster home.  She loves people and her nub is always going!

We did receive the biopsy results for the tumor and we discovered that it was an iridociliary adenocarcinoma.  Although there is low metastatic potential for this type of tumor, Ladybug's tumor was extensive with vascular invasion warranting concern for more aggressive behavior.  The excision of the tumor was complete with clean margins.  At this time, we are just allowing Ladybug to heal and we will then make decisions regarding her future treatment, if anything further is needed. 

3/12/16 -

Ladybug arrived at the shelter as a stray in need of immediate medical attention.  The shelter contacted AABR for help and we quickly made arrangements to get Ladybug transported to our vet for surgery.  Despite having a tumor which had grown through her eye, Ladybug remained extremely sweet and loving.  The shelter reported that she was also very friendly with other dogs.

Ladybug has received the surgery to remove the tumor in her eye.  It had grown through the actual eye and back to the optic nerve.  She is currently at our vet's office and is recovering well.  At this time, she still has a significant amount of drainage and swelling.  Ladybug's personality has definitely won everyone over at the vet's office and she has quickly become a favorite there.

If you are able to contribute towards Ladybug's care, please consider donating towards this special girl!  We will do everything we can to make sure she has the best life possible following her discharge from the vet.

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Message for "Give a Dog a Name"

In memory of my faithful white boxer, Ladybug.  She was a great girl who never left my side.  I truly was blessed to have had her for 11 years.

Tammy Martin

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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