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Intake Info
Located in MD 
Stray to AABR
FA #11
Tag #4007
7 Weeks
DOB 6/29/16
_ lbs
Natural ears
Docked tail
Reported good with other dogs
Reported good with cats
Reported good with kids - all ages
Boxer Mix

7/23/16 -

Rocket's mother, Liberty, was found as a stray and began delivering puppies just six hours later.  Liberty must have finally felt safe enough to deliver her litter of twelve puppies. Over the next few days, eight of the puppies sadly passed away.  Volunteers with a rescue organization in Ohio and volunteers from AABR took action quickly and transported Liberty to a foster home in Maryland to try to save the four remaining puppies.

The puppies are now three weeks old and are doing great!  They received a clean bill of health from our vet and have made amazing progress since their arrival in rescue.  We know that their mom is a purebred boxer, but we do not know what breed their dad is.

Rocket is one of the two males.  He would love to find a home with a female dog and a fenced yard to run and play in.  Please make sure you have the time and energy for a puppy this age.  He will need a lot of work with his housebreaking, training, and socialization.  Rocket will be available for adoption once he turns 8 weeks old at the end of August, but we are taking applications now to find his forever home.

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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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