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Intake Info
Located in MD
Owner Surrender to Shelter
FA #11
Tag #3719
1 Yr  6 Months
(Birthday unknown)
45 lbs
Natural ears
Docked tail
Reported good with other dogs
No history with cats
Reported good with kids - all ages


Icey has completely come out of her shell since being picked up from the shelter.  She is now an outgoing, well behaved young girl who loves to give love!  This past holiday weekend, we spent time with family members ranging from 2 years of age to 85 years old.  She was absolutely perfect with everyone!  Icey can be hesitant with new people, but once she sees you are not going to hurt her - she warms up quickly and starts doing boxer wiggles.

Icey listens extremely well.  She comes when called and walks amazing on the leash.  Icey is absolutely obsessed with any and all balls.  She retrieves and drops the ball right at your feet so you can throw it again.  It is her favorite game!

Icey loves her foster brother, Gus.  She never leaves his side and a male dog is a must in Icey's forever home.  When they are inside, Icey doesn't understand it is okay to play with him.  We think her past owners may have scolded her when she tried to play in the house.  However, when they are both outside - they box, run, and play with each other nonstop. 

Icey is being spayed tomorrow and will then be ready for her forever home!  If you have a male dog and are interested in giving Icey a forever home, apply today! 


Icey is doing great in her foster home and is such a lovable girl!  She has been left out of the crate during the work day and has done amazing!  Icey just naps and then goes out with her foster brother for an afternoon walk.  It has been very rewarding to see the amount of progress Icey has made in such a short time. 


When Icey first arrived at her foster home a little over a week ago, she seemed very traumatized.  Any sudden movements with your arms would cause her to crouch down and cower.  It was clear that she had been mistreated in her past.  After just a few hours, though, Icey warmed right up and was giving her foster mom lots of kisses.  Despite her past life, she is a very lovable and happy girl. 

With being in heat and recovering from kennel cough, Icey's adjustment has been slower.  She is gradually warming up to the other boxer in her foster home.  Icey stays right by her foster mom's side and loves to be involved with whatever is happening.  Her favorite place to lay is right at your feet.  Icey also loves squeaky toys and playing fetch.  That is when her boxer puppy side really comes out! 

Icey is such a sweet, young girl.  All she wants is to start a new life where she will be very loved and cared for.  Icey is crate trained, housebroken, and walks amazing on leash.  She never pulls and does her business right away. She has made amazing progress in just one week and is really starting to come out of her shell! 

6/05/16 -

Icey was surrendered to the shelter because she was reported to be escaping the yard and running away.  She was terrified in the shelter environment.  Icey was evaluated with another dog at the shelter and was very timid.  She is reported to have lived with a boxer in her previous home.

Icey does not appear to have been treated well in her past.  She flinches and cowers every time you go to touch her.  When given time to warm up, she will give kisses and her nub will start to wag.  Her foster mom is doing very slow introductions with the other boxer due to how nervous Icey is right now. 

Icey arrived at her foster home covered in ticks.  She has tested positive for Lyme and Ehrlichia, and has already started treatment.  Icey will need some time to warm up and for her personality to come through.  We will update her page as she settles in and we learn more about her. 

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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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