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Rosie

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About

Breed

Boxer, Mixed Breed (Medium)

Age

0-1 Year

Gender

Female

Size

Medium (20-40 lbs.)

Can Live With

  • Dogs
  • Older Children (12+)

Spayed/Neutered

Yes

Current on Vaccines

Yes

Specialized Care

  • Medication

Location

Fairbanks, AK

Biography

Rosie loves all dogs and people she meets but does take a little time to warm up to men. She is a very good girl at the vet and will let you trim her nails, clean her ears, and brush her underbite with no problem! She typically prefers to lay on top of our other dogs, wherever a heating pad is, or us instead of in her bed. She loves a good chew toy, and her favorite treat is an ice cube. If no one wants to play with her she will lay on the floor and grumble and thrash around till she's made her point. She knows her sit-and-wait commands and is working on leash training and the down command, sometimes her puppy excitement takes over and she needs a little more patience till she refocuses again. She is also housetrained and crate-trained but has gotten excited before and had small accidents inside. She has not been destructive to anything in the house besides her blankets.

We adopted Rosie when she was between 5 and 6 months old and she is now approximately 8 months. When we first got her we were told she is a boxer and Boston terrier mix. She is currently 21lbs and has only gained 4lbs in the few months we've had her. Her vet believes she will not get very big, but stay lean. She was treated for demodectic mange but it has cleared significantly. She was also missing skin on her paw pads due to being left outside in the cold; this has healed nicely though. We did not make her potty outside till the weather warmed since she was so fearful of the cold and her paws needed healing (she used pee pads). In the coming winter, this may be a challenge for her again, but as of now, she prefers to spend an hour or two lounging in the yard with our other dogs.

We have made the tough decision to rehome her due to her interest in our cat. He is very pleasant with her but she has shown aggression towards him multiple times and tries to grab him every chance. After working with her we believe this is due to her having a high prey drive. She does well with our three other dogs of all sizes though. We love her dearly and are very protective of her, but in the end, we believe her being in a home with no cats or small animals would be best for her and them.

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