Home Counties Boxer Welfare

Here are all the dogs currently in our care and seeking new homes.  If you feel that you could offer a home to any of the dogs listed, please use the contact details

listed at the end of the write up about the dog.  

** Missy **

** Missy **

Missy is a lovely 6 year old girl who is looking for a quiet home where she can relax and enjoy life. She is a friendly, sensitive soul but she does not get on with other dogs and she is a strong girl on her lead when she decides to pull. She is currently living in a busy household, but is finding the comings and goings too much to cope with, so we think she would prefer a home with no small children. Her current family have enlisted the services of a behaviourist, and this would continue wherever she goes, to help her settle into a new home.
She is spayed, and is fully vaccinated.
If you think you could give Missy a loving home, please get in touch with Karen Kerby on 01869 321010 or email karen.kerby@hcbw.org.uk

Date added: 1/4/2018

Last modified: 2/16/2018

Awesome George

Awesome George

This gorgeous boy is George, he is a 4 year old Boxer cross and is looking for a new home through no fault of his own. Now George has settled more we have decided his requirements for a new home have changed slightly he is a lovely boy and with some training and consistency will make someone a great companion. George needs a home where he is the only dog, no cats and someone is around most of the time who can dedicate themselves to his training needs, he is a big boy and will not be rehomed with children under 14. Whilst he does know his basic commands he does need work walking on the lead as he pulls like a train, he is neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. If you feel you are that special person/family for this boy I would love to hear from you. Please contact me Eleanor Barton on 01992 421387 or 07947609594. Alternatively you can email me Eleanor.barton@hcbw.org.uk

Date added: 1/8/2018

Last modified: 2/12/2018

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Henry

Henry

Henry turned 2 years old at the end of October 2017. He is neutered, microchipped and his vaccinations, wormer and flea treatments are up to date. He is a brindle boy with a natural bob tail.

He currently lives with a couple and their 9 year old daughter and has been fine around her apart from one incident when he snapped at her, about 1 year ago, when she had bent down to give him a kiss goodnight. After a visit to the vets they found out he had a tummy bug and the vet put the behaviour down to this. It has not happened since.

He does have a pre-existing medical condition. He has a lazy back leg, funny gait, which was checked out and the MRI scan showed a suspected cyst on the spine. He was checked again another 3 months after with a follow up MRI and the cyst was the same size. This was around 1 year ago. The images were assessed by experts in the UK and they concluded that he has a fluid filled pocket on the spine which is a deformity from birth. The only effect this has is that the signal is slowed to the brain for the back legs when he goes to stand or gets up so you can see a kink to his leg but otherwise you cannot tell he has an issue, it does not cause him any problems at all when he is running. The vets suggested that it is simply left alone as it has not caused any issues.

Unfortunately, Henry is looking for a new home due to his boisterous, extreme behaviour. He needs an experienced Boxer home who can work with him with socialisation and on-going behaviour training. He has been working with a behaviourist who described him as hyper. He is hard work, more so than a normal bouncy Boxer, he is much more excitable. His recall off-lead is fine when he is on his own without any distractions, however, if there is another person or a dog around then he will just charge at them and jump up and can get into trouble as another dog would then bark and growl at his behaviour and he would then react by barking back and not backing down. If he is on the lead and sees another dog or people he pulls to try and get to them to say hello and in frustration starts to bite at the lead and sometimes hands holding the lead to get off and run.

We are looking for a home for Henry where they have the time and dedication to continue the training and socialisation that he requires to help him work through and improve his boisterous behaviour to become a calmer dog when meeting other dogs and people both inside and outside of the house.

Henry is currently in Jersey but we will look at arranging a meet up in a location in the UK.

If you feel you have the right home to give Henry and can work on his recall with distractions, please contact Donna Russell on T. 01908 560 230 or donna.russell@hcbw.org.uk.

Date added: 2/13/2018

Last modified: 2/21/2018

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