Cricket NY

Status: Adopted
Gender: Female
State: New York
FA #: 1
Age: 7 months
Date of Birth: (Birthday unknown)
Weight: 33 lbs
Hair Color: Fawn
Ears: Natural ears
Tail: Docked tail
Kids Age Range: Kids 8 and older

Message for "Name a Dog" donation:
Cricket was the name of the boxer I grew up with. She was an amazing dog - she could leap really high in the air and chase a beach ball around like nobody’s business. Cricket was my protector and best friend until we were both 14. I will never forget her as long as I live.
-Carol Howes

Cricket had a swollen front paw while she was at the shelter. The vet suggested we start her on some anti inflammatories and rest. When the paw did not heal, an X-ray was completed. This showed that Cricket had 2 broken toes that had been attempted to be fixed with wires. The toes did not heal properly, which resulted in a large amount of scar tissue and damage to her growth plate near her wrist.

An orthopedic surgeon removed the wires and applied a bandage to help stabilize her toes. Cricket will be on strict cage rest for the next 2 weeks with a gradual increase in activity pending her recheck. She may need to have another surgery in the future to correct her growth plates and straighten out her leg. At this time, we are addressing her immediate needs and will reevaluate the need for additional surgeries after she heals.  We are hoping for good results for this sweet girl.

Cricket found herself at an overcrowded shelter in NY after being picked up as a stray. She is estimated to be around 7 months of age. Cricket is a typical boxer puppy who is full of energy and fun loving antics. She is crate trained and has not had any accidents since arriving at her foster home. Little Cricket absolutely loves children, but we are recommending children over the age of 8 yrs old at this time since we do not have any history on this girl. We are currently working on her basic manners, leash training, and simple commands. She would thrive in a home with a fenced yard. Cricket would do best in a home without other dogs. She is looking for that committed home who can provide her with the time, training, and attention a young boxer needs. In return, she will provide you with a lifetime full of body wiggles and soft, gentle kisses.