From: South Carolina
Age: 1 year
Breed: boxer mix
Colour: white with brownGood with women: yes
Good with men: yes
Good with kids: friendly, but does have a good energy and when she is playing tends to play rough by jumping and mouthing/nipping. For this reason older and dog savvy kids only for Rosita!
Good with other dogs: yes
Good with cats: No
House trained: yes
Crate trained: yes, sleeps through the night in her crate
Energy level: high
Can be handled/touched: yes
Flight risk: yes, will run out open doors if given the chance, and can jump 6 foot fence. She’s just quite the adventurer and will need someone to teach her some impulse control around doorways as well as to supervise/keep her leashed in the yard until you are confident she won’t find a way out.
Food aggressive: have always fed separately. She does not like other dogs around her food!
Current food: chicken and rice
Walks on leash: yes, but does pull. She is very strong and is currently being walked on a prong collar to help with her pulling and leash reactivity, which any potential adopter will be given the run down of on how to fit and use one properly!
Leash reactive to people or dogs: yes, is over excitable when she sees another dog and will bark, pull, and jump on the leash. For this reason she is working with a trainer who has suggested using a prong collar. Now that she is on the prong collar she has made huge strides with her reactivity, but will need an owner committed to working with her on this. The prong collar is not needed forever but for now is used to help Rosita and her handler in communicating, managing and correcting her reactivity so that she can focus on her handler and her training around other dogs.
Rides well in car: yes
Destructive: Haven’t been given the opportunity, but I imagine she could be if not given the proper exercise outlets or toys
Needs a home with a yard: yes absolutely, she is very athletic and can jump a 6 foot fence, so some type of privacy style fencing without areas for foot holds would be best. She is super friendly so my guess is she isn’t going to want to leave her people once integrated into a family
Needs a home with another dog: no, should be the only dog
Can live in an apartment: not ideal
History: She was dumped on the side of the road by her most recent owner, who allegedly acquired her from someone that abused her. The new owner was told he could not have her in his apartment and instead of finding a safe place for her, he just dumped her and had her fend for herself.
FOSTER NOTES: Rosy is very affectionate and playful, she still acts like a puppy! She will definitely need someone that is strong and knows how to train, as she plays roughly and this isn’t a behaviour that we want to encourage in her new home. Someone who can teach her there is a time and place to play and be a crazy puppy but that she needs to know when to stop and calm down, in essence, this girl just needs an owner committed to training and in turn you will receive the sweetest, goofiest and most loving companion. She is truly a joy to have in our home.