Roscoe 2016

My name is Roscoe! I am a 1.5 year old puppy with a tail. I came to BRBR via a shelter in NC.

I am currently living with my foster family in Raleigh, NC.  They are really nice people. My foster family really loves me.  They constantly remark how cute I am and it’s hard to be mad at me.  I share my house with two skin teenagers and two 7 yr old boxers Potter and Lucy. I love them both and they play with me.  They have mentored me and showed me the way but I still have my mischievous puppy behavior. I think it is safe to say they tolerate me.

I am a really handsome fella who just happens to have a tail.  My tail is always wagging! I am so happy all the time.  I am tall and lean and generally small stature for a boxer.  My insides are full of springs. I can bound up really high when I get excited.   I know  I am not supposed to jump on my people but sometimes I forget.  When I compete for attention,  I jump sometimes.    My people don’t allow me on the furniture, but I still try,  I am only allowed on the bed and my people let me sleep with them.  Sometimes I get a little burst of energy in the middle of the night and I have to go sleep in my crate.  My people always try to walk or run me to make sure I am tired.  I do well in my crate although it is not my favorite place.  I generally have free roam of the house when my people are gone but sometimes I find things to chew on like magazines, packages, books, etc. so my people are putting me in my crate more when they leave for extended periods.  I am a puppy, I will outgrown this behavior.  It’s all part of being a boxer, it’s is in my genes.  I am dog door trained,  100% potty trained, and am EXCELLENT on a leash. Did I mention I totally ignore yard birds ( chickens) and cats.  What is not to love about me?

Age:  1.5 years

Weight:  53lbs

HW Status:  neg

Good with male dogs:  yes

Good with female dogs:  yes

Good with small dogs:  yes

Good with cats:  YES

Good with children:  yes

Energy Level scale 1-9 (sleepy –energetic): 8

Intelligence scale 1-9 (silly-genius):  8

Friendliness scale 1-9 (aggressive-affectionate): 9

Playfulness scale 1-9 (not playful-very playful): 8

Disposition scale 1-9 (anxious-calm):5

Nicknames:  Cat…he has cat tendencies

Favorite food/toy/treats:   likes chew toys, bones, and any cardboard he can get a hold of

Must be in a home that has the following: I suggest a fence as he is not to be trusted off leash.  Chasing him is a game

Medical issues: 30 day treatment for lyme ended 1/20 being retested

Needs work on:  basic manners, puppy behaviors