Kimzie

Kimzie

From: TX

Name: Kimzie
Weight: 53 lbs
Age: 4 years (DoB 7/3/16)
Gender: female, spayed
Breed: boxer mix
Colour: brown & white
Good with adults: yes
Good with kids: unknown
Good with other dogs: can be dog reactive, will need behaviour training
Good with cats: no, has a high prey drive
House trained: yes, she will also ask to go out; but has had accidents in the house when left home alone. This is likely related to her anxiety, or an attempt to mark her territory, and not the need to physically go to the bathroom, so she will need someone who can work on this with her.
Crate trained: yes, but does not like being in the crate when left alone and has chewed her way out of a metal crate in order to escape. At night she doesn’t need to be crated, she has slept in dog bed at night peacefully.
Energy level: medium
Can be handled/touched: yes Kimzie is a complete love bug.
Barker: a bit
Flight risk: unknown
Food aggressive: no
Walks on leash: yes
Rides well in car: yes
Destructive: yes when left home alone as she has separation anxiety.
Needs a home with a yard: yes
Needs a home with another dog: no, she needs to be the only dog
Can live in an apartment: no

Kimzie suffers from anxiety when she is left home alone. She will need a home where adopters are home all of the time, including work from home full time (even after pandemic restrictions are lifted) and can work with her to help ease transitions for periods when she must be left alone. She can suffer from anxiety with only being left alone for a couple of hours. A former foster did give her CBD oil and it seemed to provide assistance. An adopter who is willing to work with her on this, and exercise patience with her while she overcomes her fears of being alone is what she desperately need.