Dobby is about 8.5 months old and weighs about 37 pounds. He is a typical young boxer boy with boundless energy and tons of love and affection for his human and canine friends. Dobby needs a confident female dog in his new home to help teach him the ways of the dog world. He was born in a puppy mill and lived the first few months of his life with no guidance or training. He is working hard on all the new things that he has to learn and is making some good progress.
Dobby is a very good boy in the house. His manners need some tweaking but he is eager to please and responds well to praise and food rewards. Dobby is crate-trained and is working on his house-training. It has been a bit of a struggle for our little man as he was accustomed to simply eliminating where ever he was when he was in the mill. Because the other dogs here in his foster home are all securely trained, he has recently been following their lead and experiencing success more often. Dobby will do best in a home where someone is home with him almost all the time. Although he is 8.5 months old, it is like house-training a much younger puppy and he has to be reminded to go outside and taken on his leash into the yard to eliminate at least every hour and a half to two hours, after naps and eating and before bed, to be certain to avoid accidents. Sometimes, it takes a bit of time before he focuses and takes care of his needs. Here in his foster home, he goes out in the morning the moment he wakes up.That is to avoid him going in his crate. He has shown huge improvement overnight and is now clean and dry most nights.
Dobby is just adorable and he is trying very hard to do what is expected of him. Dobby is luckier than most little guys who come from puppy mills. NLBR does not ever pay a miller for a dog and Dobby was given up by the miller because he was a cryptorchid-meaning that one of his testicles had not descended and it required a double surgery to correct. One surgery was to remove the descended testicle as in a normal neuter and one to remove the other from his abdomen. The miller could not sell him and so, did the right thing and relinquished him to rescue where Dobby could have the surgery and find a home. We were happy to be able to help this little boy get to a safe place and start his new life.
If you think you have the patience and time to devote to our little guy, please fill out our application to adopt. We know that the rewards will be worth it when he repays you with love and loyalty as only a boxer can!