Gallagher NY

Status: Adopted
Gender: Male
State: New York
FA #: 2
Age: 1 yr, 5 months
Date of Birth: 01/29/2016
Weight: 52lbs
Hair Color: Other
Ears: Natural ears
Tail: Docked tail
Reported Good With:
Female Dogs
Kids Age Range: Kids 12 and older


Gallagher was named after a volunteer's yoga instructor who donated her time and studio to an AABR fundraiser! The volunteer is the one who rescued Stefani and Gallagher. Thank you!!

07/22/17 – …

Gallagher has done a complete 180 degree turn and is now ready for his forever home.  Although it will be hard for his foster home to give him up, Gallagher’s forever home should be one with a young energetic companion to help this athletic boy burn off energy.  A good sized yard with at least a 5′ high fence would also be a plus.  Weimaraner experience is not a necessity, but would be a plus.  Where Boxers were bred for protection, and short distance work, Weimaraners were bred as a hunting dog and have the stamina to go all day long.

Having grown up in a mill, Gallagher will also need some time to learn about his new world.  We expect him to be an adolescent for a while longer than other dogs his age.  While he experiences and experiments with his new found freedom, going slow with expanding his world is essential.   Please…. only committed homes need apply.

Meet Gallagher, and yes… he is not a Boxer.  He was rescued from a puppy mill by one of our volunteers, along with Stefani. He is our honorary boxer here at AABR.  The miller wanted us to take three dogs or none.  We also took a King Charles Cavalier, and that rescue will be placing her.

Gallagher is a 1.5 yr old Weimaraner. He was so traumatized by his life at the mill that he had to be carried out. He was so terrified that he did not walk for 2 days. Gallagher is now starting to flourish in his foster home, which he shares with 2 female huskies. He is learning to trust us humans, and can even be found taking toys out of the toy box one by one. Gallagher is completely house trained and crate trained. He is a very sweet and gentle boy who has started to blossom with the love from his foster mom.

Gallagher needs a home that will go slowly with him. He will be a big dog when he fills in, and athletic.  Although we are not experts on this breed, we believe that he will need a “large dog savvy” home who will socialize this young man and give him the good care and structured forever home he deserves.

From a Weimaraner website:

  • Personality: Friendly, fearless, alert, obedient
  • Energy Level: Very Active; Weimaraners are athletic dogs of speed and endurance—an ideal runner’s companion
  • Good with Children: Yes
  • Good with other Dogs: With Supervision
  • Shedding: Seasonal
  • Grooming: Occasional
  • Trainability: Eager To Please
  • Height: 25-27 inches (male), 23-25 inches (female)
  • Weight: 70-90 pounds (male), 55-75 pounds (female)
  • Life Expectancy: 10-13 years
  • Barking Level: Barks When Necessary

Most mill dogs need other dogs in the home.  This guy would probably do best with a large fenced in yard do to his athleticism.

Who will be this guys hero?