Adopt Bo a Tan/Yellow/Fawn - with White Boxer / Mixed dog in Wakefield
Age: 1 year (as of 07/12/21) Weight: 75.6 lbs (as of 11/08/21) This dog has been spayed/neutered, is up to date on shots, on heartworm preventative and is microchipped. Bo is a happy boy that loves to play fetch! He is also affectionate, even-tempered, and eager to please! We are thinking handsome Bo is a Boxer mix. He loves playing with other dogs and would love to play with you! He would make a great addition to a household as the only dog or as a buddy to existing family dogs.He is friendly with everyone he meets and is playful with kids he has met, but he currently does not live with children. Bo would likely be a great dog for an active household with older children as long as they are able to put in time and patience to training.House training and crate training are in progress and so far, so good! He is also working on leash training and would love to go on a walk or hike with you so he could get more practice. A fenced yard would be ideal so he could play safely, but if that's not available he will need lots of leash walks and opportunities for off-leash play in a fenced area.Bo is a young active dog and his new family should be prepared to give him regular exercise, a structured routine, work with him on basic commands, take him to group training classes, help socialize him to new situations and experiences, and couple all of these things with lots of praise and treats! Bo is a sweet, smart, and happy boy who just wants a loving forever home. Can you make his dream come true? Fill out an application today and let him know that you'd love to have him join your family! Bo’s Story: Bo was adopted from a veterinary office where he had been surrendered after having been hit by a car (see medical notes below). The adopter’s circumstances changed and is having to move to housing that does not allow pets. Medical Note: Bo has an old acute orthopedic injury from being hit by a car sometime in 2020, sustaining injury to his back right hip/leg. He was surrendered to a vet office and rehomed at that time. X-rays and treatment information from that time period are unfortunately not available, but we believe the treatment path was crate rest. X-rays were taken in October 2021 (these are available) and clinical exam shows that while Bo has several old scars and carries his back right leg most of the time, he does use it and gets around very well with average-companion-pet activities like walks, stairs, training, and getting on/off furniture. He is very happy and does not appear to be in any pain. No further treatment is recommended at this time, though there may be future recommendations like anti-inflammatories or possibly surgery. Physical therapy could possibly improve Bo's use of his leg and/or other muscle mass. Joint supplements, a lean weight and regular, but not pounding/twisting/torking, activities are recommended for life for Bo. Medical Note: This dog tested positive for exposure to ehrlichia while in SOS foster care. This does not mean that this dog had ehrlichia. This dog is/has been asymptomatic while in SOS care and was preventatively treated with a 28-day course of doxycycline. Please see here for more information on ehrlichia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ehrlichiosis_(canine) . Please check with your vet if you should have any questions or concerns about this condition, and discuss any concerns you may have with your SOS Adoption Counselor. Adoption Fee: $585 To apply for this dog, fill out an adoption application on our website: www.sosarl.org/aa/ **Additional info you should know - For most of our dogs, we are only guessing at predominant breed or breed mix. We get to know each of our dogs as an individual and do our best to describe and place them based on personality not breed label. Some dogs may not yet be in New England, nor ready for immediate adoption. There may be additional vetting, quarantine, waiting periods and/or fees depending upon your state of residence. If you have questions or concerns on any of this, you can discuss this with your Adoption Counselor.
November 25 2021 on Adopt-a-Pet.com