Priest MD

Status: Adopted
Gender: Male
State: Maryland
FA #: 11
Tag #: 4169
Age: 5 yrs
Date of Birth: (Birthday unknown)
Weight: 63 lbs
Hair Color: Brindle
Ears: Natural ears
Tail: Docked tail
Reported Good With:
Male Dogs
Female Dogs
Kids Age Range: Kids 5 and older

Priest is everything you love and would expect in a Boxer – his goofy charm and klutzy nature will keep you smiling and entertained. He loves being near you – expect to always have a shadow following you around. Priest has little bursts of energy, but is a couch potato at heart. If you are sitting and watching TV, Priest is happy to be relaxing next to you and snoring away. If you want to go for a walk or hang out outside, he is happy just being by your side. We have gotten a lot of rain recently and Priest has no problems with having his feet dried off after walks. He doesn’t seem to mind getting baths. Priest wants a best friend and needs a person who will keep him on a routine and schedule in regards to feeding and being taken outside for bathroom breaks. He is crated when left alone. Priest walks very well on an easy walk harness in public areas with a lot of distractions, which makes his foster mom proud. He has gotten along well with every dog he has met while in foster care. Priest has also met a cat twice and was curious about him, but did not display any alarming behavior. Priest would do great as either an only dog or in a multi dog home.

Priest is still looking for a forever home. His foster mom is hoping to find him a great match before she had to start working much longer hours in a few weeks. Priest needs someone who can spend enough time to work with him. He has been in foster for a month now and has come a long way. Priest is now a pro at going through the doggy door and he is doing well with his housebreaking. The slow eater bowl has helped him on gobbling up his food. Priest is a very affectionate little guy and is so grateful for the love and attention he is getting. He does have a lot of energy. Priest would do well as an only dog or he would also love to have another dog around who has a similar energy level.

Priest is a 5 yr old male Boxer who was surrendered to the shelter in early June. His owner did not have a place to keep Priest and the friend who was watching him eventually brought him to the shelter. Priest is reported to be good with children and other dogs. During his evaluation at the shelter, he did well with all handling and was independent when introduced to another dog. Priest was very stressed in his kennel run and was declining in the shelter environment.  The volunteers reported that once he was out of his run, Priest was very friendly and loved to give hugs. He is looking for a patient home who will help him with crate training and housebreaking. Priest will be neutered tomorrow and then will be arriving at his new foster home.