Henri Matisse 19-4631

Hi I’m Henri Matisse and I am a cute silly boy around 5 to 6 years old.  I’m a stocky boxer mix, my foster mom believes bulldog/boxer and yes I am a little squatty like a bulldog but my foster mom says that just makes me a low rider and extra adorable.

I have really settled in now to the foster life and boy do I like it here. There is a dog that will sometimes play with me when she feels like it. We like to play chase me, chase me in the back yard. We try to hide from each other and then when we find each other BAM its off to the races round and round we go til we are out of breath. I am a very young acting 5 to 6 year old and I can play for a long time. I would love to have a doggy buddy who is easy going like me but likes to play.

I like dog toys and love chew bones. But one thing I really love is smelling new stuff outside. I would love going for a good daily walk and have a nice big yard to explore all the smells, that would be my ideal.

My favorite favorite thing in the world right now is belly rubs. I just love them. I will lay there for hours and hours all cuddled up next to you and let you rub my belly. And if you forget to keep rubbing my belly don’t worry I will remind you and will paw at you to let you know we aren’t done.

I was having a tough time for a few days with the whole crating thing. I’d go in like a champ and was fine as long as someone was there but I did not like my foster mom leaving me. But now I have gotten used to it and I realize she isnt leaving me forever. I don’t love it and I will bark some to let you know im not happy about it when you leave. But I settle down and relax after a bit. It does help when I have a buddy crated beside me. I could probably be left free roam in a doggy proof room as I have been left outside the crate a couple of times and didn’t mess anything up. But that would be something that would have to be tested.

When new people come to the house I will let you know. I bark and rumble until my foster mom says the people are okay then im all wiggles and excited to meet them. That makes me a good protector no strangers are getting past me with out you knowing. I warm right up to a stranger when you tell me everything is okay.

I had a little growth on my tummy/chest area that BRBR had removed which was nothing so we are happy about that. I am all healed up and ready for my forever home.

I would make a fantastic buddy for any family. I love other female dogs for sure but I seem to really like any dogs. I would not do well with smaller animals I get really really interested in them. So cats are probably not going to be in my future. I haven’t been any of those small crumb snatchers yet but soon my foster mom will introduce me to them as well.

I am a very sweet and loving dog who deserves the best forever home who will spoil me the rest of my days. Are you that home? Please fill out an application today!! I’m waiting for you!!