RUFUS - Boxer Dog For Adoption
Boxer Dog For Adoption in Chicopee, MA

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Organization Name: Rainbow Rescues Inc
Location: Chicopee, MA 01020
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(413) 612-2744


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Breed: Boxer
Gender: Male Male
Nickname:

RUFUS

Age: Adult
Color/Markings: Brindle
Size at Maturity: Large
Availability Date: 04/22/2017
Location: Chicopee, MA 01020
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Physical Attributes
Altered Yes
Behavioral Characteristics
OK with Kids No
OK with Dogs Yes
OK with Cats No
Other
  • Housetrained
Additional Information
Was the Dog Found No
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Posted Breed: Boxer. Rufus 6 yr old Male Boxer, good with dogs, no cats, no kids under 15, Potty Trained, special needs Rufus has been with us a while now and is currently working on his socialization issues and working on controlling his energy. This boy has had a rough start to life and we are working on his trust of humans again. Rufus will need a home without a lot of visitors and where his people are home often to give him love and attention. He does well with most of the dogs he has met but should not be in a home with cats as he thinks they are large fluffy squeaky toys. His new home will need to be patient and can and will follow our transitioning instructions completely. He has come so far from the scared and anxious boy we took in and we know he will need a special home to continue to let him grow and be loved. Due to his stresses earlier in his life he has some behavioral issues that require work and patience. If you feel up to opening your home to a dog who is in need of a special home please fill out an application today. Note: Please fill out an application and a volunteer will contact you within 1-2 business days. We do not have a central office facility, all of our pets are housed in foster homes until they are adopted. Your first step in adopting a furry friend is to go to our website www.rainbowrescues.org and fill out an application.Please note we do not have a central kennel facility, all of our pets are located in foster homes. The first step in meeting one of our furry friends is to fill out an application on our website at <a href="www.rainbowrescues.org">www.rainbowrescues.org</a>. A volunteer will be in contact with you in 1-2 business days to review your application and speak with you about the adoption process.

Boxer

A.K.A. : German Boxer, Deutscher Boxer
Overview: The Boxer is surprisingly good with children. This breed has a playful nature, yet is patient and intelligent. With early training, a Boxer can provide a strong and watchful companion to all family members.
Breed Group: Working
Weight (lbs): male: 65-80, female: 50-65
Height (in): male: 22.5-25, female: 21-23.5
Colors: Fawn and brindle, both with or without white flashing and black mask.
Coat: White should not cover more than a third of the dog. Coat is short and smooth.
Character: Boxers tend to be very friendly and intelligent dogs. They bond very closely with their family.
Temperament: The breed gets along especially well with children. They also can get along well with most other dogs and household pets. They can be naturally inclined to protect a family from intruders.
Care: The Boxer can get by with an occasional good brushing.
Training: This breed needs special consideration in training to not jump on people, but it learns quickly. A consistent effort will pay off during training.
Activity: The Boxer requires a lot of exercise, including long walks and playing in the yard.
Country of Origin: Germany
Health Issue: This breed has some major concerns such as cardiomyopathy, sub-aortic stenosis, and hip dysplasia. They are occasionally prone to epilepsy and, in later years, may be prone to tumors. They have a tendency toward allergies and heart problems.
Life Expectancy: 8-10

More About Boxer Breed
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    • TUGBOAT - Chihuahua Dog For Adoption

      Date listed: 04/22/2017

      Chihuahua Dog For Adoption in Chicopee, MA

      TUGBOAT

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      Breed: Chihuahua
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Chicopee, MA
      Posted Breed: Chihuahua. Tugboat 3 yr, male, chi, good with dogs, cats, kids over 12, basic potty training Tugboat is a small, cute, feisty boy. He came to us with his sister Midnight after his family had to move. This little man has a little dog attitude and thinks he is in charge. He can be noisy so we recommend no apartments. Tugboat would like a home without a lot of traffic where he can bond and be spoiled by his person.Please note we do not have a central kennel facility, all of our pets are located in foster homes. The first step in meeting one of our furry friends is to fill out an application on our website at <a href="www.rainbowrescues.org">www.rainbowrescues.org</a>. A volunteer will be in contact with you in 1-2 business days to review your application and speak with you about the adoption process.
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    • Chihuahua Dog For Adoption in Chicopee, MA

      COOKIE MONST...

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      Breed: Chihuahua
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Chicopee, MA
      Posted Breed: Chihuahua. Cookie is about 3-4 years old now and is looking for a quiet home that will give him lots of time to warm up to them. Cookie is a very nervous boy who was pulled from a hoarding situation where he got very little socialization. He is currently fostered with dogs and has done very well with them. He is does like to chase cats so he would not do well in a home with cats. Cookie cannot go to a home with children as they will overwhelm him and it would set him up for failure in his road to recovery. Cookie tends to take better to women than men but has started to come up to his foster mother's brother. Cookie will need a very patient home that will not push him and give him all the time he needs to become comfortable with them. Once he is comfortable he is a sweet boy who will look for some love and attention on his terms. He would love to be adopted with his brother Beau.Please note we do not have a central kennel facility, all of our pets are located in foster homes. The first step in meeting one of our furry friends is to fill out an application on our website at <a href="www.rainbowrescues.org">www.rainbowrescues.org</a>. A volunteer will be in contact with you in 1-2 business days to review your application and speak with you about the adoption process.
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    • Labrador Retriever-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Chicopee, MA

      PHILLIP

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      Breed: Labrador Retriever-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Chicopee, MA
      Posted Breed: Labrador Retriever / Cattle Dog / Mixed. Phillip 7 year old, male cattle dog mix, good with larger dogs and kids over 12, no cats, potty trained Phillip is a sweet guy who would like a home of his own. This sweet guy would prefer a home with larger dogs who will give him his space or no other dogs to share his love with. Phillip is a very smart boy who knows lots of commands including sit, down and paw. He is more of a moderate/low energy dog who would be happy with a nice walk a day or some focused play time in the yard. He is doing very well in his foster home. This sweet boy deserves a loving home to relax and be a dog in. Phillip is on seizure meds to control some seizure activity and the meds seem to be working. Due to his seizure issue and mild resource guarding we would also recommend him to live in a home with kids over 12. Are you that home?Please note we do not have a central kennel facility, all of our pets are located in foster homes. The first step in meeting one of our furry friends is to fill out an application on our website at <a href="www.rainbowrescues.org">www.rainbowrescues.org</a>. A volunteer will be in contact with you in 1-2 business days to review your application and speak with you about the adoption process.
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    • Chihuahua-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Chicopee, MA

      ANNDALINA

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      Breed: Chihuahua-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: Chicopee, MA
      Posted Breed: Chihuahua / Terrier / Mixed. Anndalina 2 year old female, chi mix. black with white, no kids, okay with some dogs, basics of potty training. Anndalina came to us as an emergency surrender. This poor girl was trying to chew her tail off and needed emergency treatment. We rushed her into our vet and it was determined her tail would need to be amputated to prevent any infection from spreading. This poor nervous girl was whisked into surgery and brought back to one of our foster homes where she is undergoing medical and emotional recovery. Anndalina has had a rough beginning to her life and she will need a patient and understanding home to help her become the dog we know she can be. We would recommend she go to a child free home and a home where her Chihuahua bark will not be a problem. A nice quiet couple or single person would be the ideal place for her as she can become overwhelmed with too many visitors. Once she bonds to her people she is very affectionate but it will take a while for this nervous girl to settle into any new home and she will need to be given time to calm and adjust.Please note we do not have a central kennel facility, all of our pets are located in foster homes. The first step in meeting one of our furry friends is to fill out an application on our website at <a href="www.rainbowrescues.org">www.rainbowrescues.org</a>. A volunteer will be in contact with you in 1-2 business days to review your application and speak with you about the adoption process.
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    • BEAU - Chihuahua Dog For Adoption

      Date listed: 04/22/2017

      Chihuahua Dog For Adoption in Chicopee, MA

      BEAU

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      Breed: Chihuahua
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Chicopee, MA
      Posted Breed: Chihuahua. Beau 5 year old, male chihuahua, good with some dogs, no kids, no cats, not potty trained Beau is looking for a home that will give him time to become the sweet boy he is. He came from a bad breeding situation where he had very little socialization and very little exercise. He has been doing very well trusting people and would like a home that will continue that work with trust building and socialization. Beau usually takes to women better than men although he has been working on making friends with his foster's brother. Beau is currently fostered with other dogs and would do ok in a home with a play buddy of equal size. No cats for Beau as he loves to chase them. Beau would do best in a quiet home with no children and little foot traffic where he won't be pressured into any uncomfortable situations. Once he becomes attached to his people he is very loving and sweet but will need time to warm up to any new people or situation. Please consider adopting Beau and Cookie Monster together, you would have a ready made family who will love you forever.Please note we do not have a central kennel facility, all of our pets are located in foster homes. The first step in meeting one of our furry friends is to fill out an application on our website at <a href="www.rainbowrescues.org">www.rainbowrescues.org</a>. A volunteer will be in contact with you in 1-2 business days to review your application and speak with you about the adoption process.
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    • German Shepherd Dog Dog For Adoption in Chicopee, MA

      COCO

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      Breed: German Shepherd Dog
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: Chicopee, MA
      Posted Breed: German Shepherd Dog. Coco 2 year old Female German Shepherd good with other dogs and children, not good with cats, working on potty training. This young lady is nervous in new situations but once she gets to know her person gets very attached. Still working on potty training as she does have accidents in the house. Loves to play once she is comfortable in the house. This young lady will need a home that will have patience with her to bring out her playful puppy side.Please note we do not have a central kennel facility, all of our pets are located in foster homes. The first step in meeting one of our furry friends is to fill out an application on our website at <a href="www.rainbowrescues.org">www.rainbowrescues.org</a>. A volunteer will be in contact with you in 1-2 business days to review your application and speak with you about the adoption process.
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    • American Pit Bull Terrier-Labrador Retriever Mix Dog For Adoption in Chicopee, MA

      DELILAH

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier-Labrador Retriever Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: Chicopee, MA
      Posted Breed: Labrador Retriever / Pit Bull Terrier / Mixed. DELILAH 3 YR OLD FEMALE LAB MIX, SHY, Good with kids over 13, POTTY TRAINED Delilah was adopted out as a puppy several years ago and unfortunately was not thriving in her adoptive home. She returned to us here at the rescue and we are working on providing her more structure and confidence. Delilah would like a home that is quieter with older or no kids coming in and out of the house. She is extremely sweet and needs a confident "leader" who will continue to help her grow and thrive in a new environment. She is coming out of her shell at her foster home but would really like a home where she can have more attention focused on her, preferably with no other dogs or one submissive doggie pal.Please note we do not have a central kennel facility, all of our pets are located in foster homes. The first step in meeting one of our furry friends is to fill out an application on our website at <a href="www.rainbowrescues.org">www.rainbowrescues.org</a>. A volunteer will be in contact with you in 1-2 business days to review your application and speak with you about the adoption process.
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    • Border Collie-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Chicopee, MA

      FREYA

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      Breed: Border Collie-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: Chicopee, MA
      Posted Breed: Border Collie / Australian Cattle Dog/Blue Heeler / Mixed. Freya 2 year old spaniel,/ shepherd mix, female, good with dogs and cats, not potty trained Poor scared Freya. This girl came into us just a petrified little thing with her litter of pups. Her litter of pups are all weaned and finding their own homes and now it is Freya's turn to do the same. She will need an extremely special home. Freya is petrified of new people and new places, and new sounds. She needs an extremely quiet home with another dog in it who will help her build her confidence. Ms. Freya has been improving by small increments at her foster home but she still has a far far way to go. Freya's favorite thing to do is hide in her safe place where she can be away from all of the noise and the bustle of the household. For the first month she was with her foster she would not leave from that spot and had to have her food and water brought to her. She will now leave the spot for feeding time but still will retreat there given the smallest reason. Freya is absolutely petrified of outside. When brought outside she completely shuts down and will not move. She gets to scared to do her potty time outside and ends up holding it until she gets into the house. This poor girl needs a home that will very patiently work through these issues with her and that will understand she will most likely never be the outgoing happy go lucky dog. Are you that special home?Please note we do not have a central kennel facility, all of our pets are located in foster homes. The first step in meeting one of our furry friends is to fill out an application on our website at <a href="www.rainbowrescues.org">www.rainbowrescues.org</a>. A volunteer will be in contact with you in 1-2 business days to review your application and speak with you about the adoption process.
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    • Beagle-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Chicopee, MA

      DEWEY

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      Breed: Beagle-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Senior
      Location: Chicopee, MA
      Posted Breed: Beagle / Spaniel / Mixed. DEWEY 10 yr old, male, Beagle/Spaniel mix, good with most dogs, kids over 12, no cats, potty trained when kept to a schedule Dewey is sweet older man who tolerates other dogs but would prefer a house of his own where he will not be bothered with a more energetic dog's play. This older gentleman would like a quieter home where he will receive love, attention, and a walk a day. Dewey would do best in a home with older or no children as he gets nervous with too much activity. Are you looking for a sweet older guy who just wants a place to hang out with his people? This is your guy.Please note we do not have a central kennel facility, all of our pets are located in foster homes. The first step in meeting one of our furry friends is to fill out an application on our website at <a href="www.rainbowrescues.org">www.rainbowrescues.org</a>. A volunteer will be in contact with you in 1-2 business days to review your application and speak with you about the adoption process.
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    • Cocker Spaniel-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Chicopee, MA

      Maggie May -...

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      Breed: Cocker Spaniel-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: Chicopee, MA
      Posted Breed: Cocker Spaniel / Mixed (long coat). cocker spaniel mix female MAGGIE MAE-sponsor only Maggie Mae is in need of sponsorship now! This 3 year old girl was part of a cruelty case that another rescue was helping in. The other rescue was not able to help Maggie Mae overcome some of her handling and fear issues and asked our rescue to see what we could do. Maggie Mae has bonded with her foster dad very very well and will let him do any handling he wants with her but now we are working on desensitizing her with everyone also in the world. Maggie Mae is sweet as pie and deserves a chance to overcome her issues that are a direct result of her former life. Please consider sponsoring Maggie during her recovery time. Please email office@rainbowrescues.org to set up a one time donation or monthly help for Maggie May's care. Thank you.
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