|Status:||Accepting Applications||Age:||Young Adult||Dog Friendly:||Unknown|
|Breed:||Boxer Mix||Color:||Flashy Fawn||Cat Friendly:||Unknown|
|Adoption Fee:||$150||Tail:||Natural||Sponsor:||No one yet|
Tristan is a young sweet boxer mix that is in his lanky stages with some room to grow. He has long legs, big paws and a goofy run. This boy came into rescue extremely timid and shy but is making great progress coming out of his shell and learning how to play. Tristan was excited and curious when introduced to my 11 & 16 year old boys and wanted to play but he wasn’t sure what to do!
Since Tristan is still new to his foster home, he is slowly being introduced to his 4 foster-fur siblings. He seems to be really curious and excited at the prospect of being able to play with some 4-legged friends very soon. There have been a lot of sniffs through the baby gates that keep him separated from the pack and a whole lot of tail wagging on both sides. Tristan hasn’t been around any cats while in our care.
Tristan is still fairly young and sometimes startles easily. He is currently working with his foster mom and dad building up his confidence as well as learning some basic commands like sit, stay, wait & down. Tristan has also been working on his potty training and has gotten the hang of doing his business outside. 🙂 He is crate trained and doesn’t mind being crated when his foster parents are out and about on errands.
Tristan would do best in a fur-ever home that has time to continue his training with gentle but firm commands as well as provide him with a moderate amount of exercise and stimulation.
Please be sure to check back often for updated pictures & videos! 🙂
*** Tristan will only be adopted out to homes where there is already an adult dog, no children under five, and where he will not be left alone for long hours. ***
Update from Tristan’s Foster Mom:
Tristan has integrated into his foster pack wonderfully. He gets along very well with all his foster siblings but seems to have a lot more energy than they do. Tristan loves to run and play (or hop around) in the yard and is learning how to fetch. However, he does enjoy a good game of chase with his foster fur brother instead of returning the ball. He is also learning to run alongside his foster dad when we go biking around the neighborhood. Tristan has been around kids as young as 4 and does well around them. However, he is on the larger side, and while he is gentle, he doesn’t realize just how big and wiggly he is to a 4 year old.
Tristan is fully crate trained and mostly house broken. He has had some accidents but he is still learning how to get our attention when we can’t physically see him waiting by the sliding door (that’s his cue to us that he needs to be let out). He is working on learning basic commands such as sit, stay (can be somewhat of a challenge since he loves to be close to us), down and come. He is very treat motivated so does well when he is learning/training solo. Tristan has come a long way from when he initially came into our home and is now more outgoing and accepting/trusting of new people.
Tristan is still a bit on the timid side and would benefit from a home that has an older pup that can help him continue to build up his confidence and develop his social skills. He does have puppy-like energy and would do best in a home that is at least semi-active to help relieve some of that exuberance. Because he is timid, he would do best in a home that can continue his training while providing gentle but firm guidance.