Hank was scheduled for euthanasia at a high-kill shelter because he was deemed "not adoptable". It was evident that there was something 'not right' with Hank's back legs. Almost Home Boxer Rescue didn't think that a sweet boy like Hank should die just because he can't do the high jump! So we took Hank and his sister Brook Lynne (already adopted) out of the pound.
Almost Home Boxer Rescue takes "un-adoptable" dogs like Hank and provides vet care that some animal shelters are unable to provide. After a round of x-rays and complete blood-work, the vet determined that Hank has arthritis. Surgery is not an option for Hank nor is he in pain. We are treating with glucosamine/chondroitin as instructed by our vet.
While our rescues wait for their fur-ever home, they reside in a loving foster home, until they are ready for adoption! Hank has adjusted very well in his foster home with his foster sisters. Hank is the ultimate ladies man; he prefers female companionship but does fine with submissive males. Hank doesn't do well with cats or small dogs; he thinks they are a chew toy. Hank is a laid back boy and always has a smile on his face. He enjoys his daily walks with his foster sisters and will play w/ a ball on occasions but the ball needs to be non-destructive type as he'll chew until it's in pieces. Hank is potty and doggie door trained. He sleeps on a dog bed next to his foster mom at night. Hank doesn't really like to swim so his water therapy is going slowly. He does like to go on the baja step of the pool so he can put his face underwater and always waits for his foster mom to give him permission to go in. He is such a silly and happy boy.
Almost Home Rescue is recruiting foster homes to temporarily care for homeless dogs, just like Hank. Hank could have been a statistic - another addition to the unnecessary deaths at kill shelters. Thanks to the fantastic foster homes at Almost Home Boxer Rescue, Hank has found his new fur-ever home!
We take dogs that no one wants to adopt and turn them into the dog everyone wants!
We DO NOT board any of our rescues, but this does limit the number of dogs we can save. Please open your heart, and your home, to a dog in need.