Charlie has been with us for almost 2 weeks now, and is settling nicely into her foster living situation. When she first came to us we realized that Charlie (like most not quite 2 y/o Boxers) is very much still a puppy in an adult boxer's body. She does not know many commands and would benefit from obedience training, but she is eager to please and I think will learn quickly. At the same time Charlie is learning us, we are learning her and her "tells". House training is going well and now she understands that when we go outside, it's not just for playtime, it's to make sure to go to the bathroom too! Charlie still has an occasional accident, but they are fewer and far between.
Charlie is an athletic girl, and LOVES to play ball! It doesn't matter what ball, if its round Charlie will play with it - she can get a little obsessed! Charlie is great in the yard, and is very good so far about yard boundaries. We have a very large yard that isn't fenced, so Charlie is always either on a leash, or dragging a long lead behind her so we can grab her if needed, but she has never made an effort to run - she likes to stay near her people and doesn't seem interested in exploring. The recent blizzard has effected our ability to walk Charlie frequently, but she seems good on a leash and doesn't pull much when she knows you are walking and not just playing.
Charlie is a very affectionate girl, loves to be where the people are. She goes into the crate pretty easily and doesn't complain much if you're in the room. If you leave the room, she cries for a little while, but then settles down. She has loved everyone she has met, although she can be a little shy at first. Charlie is very cuddly and gets along very well with our resident boxer, Lola.
The deal on her allergies and shots are that her owner did a lot of tests to determine exactly what she is allergic to. The shots she gets are to desensitize her to those things. She is also currently on a steroid in pill form which she takes easily with a bit of peanut butter. Both of these treatments may or may not be needed for the long-term and her forever home could work with their vet to determine what the best course of action is.
All in all, Charlie is a great girl, and deserving of a great forever home. She is a wonderful visitor to have here and she will be missed when she gets adopted!