This little guy had it pretty rough with sarcoptic mange so bad he had developed very sensitive skin with hair loss and bleeding spots, some of them from scratching away the constant itch. Sarcoptic mange is contagious but an ABR foster mom took him home anyway where he gets medicated baths, Epsom salt soaks, daily medication, frequently laundered soft spots to lay on and all the love and good food he can handle. He can watch the other Boxers in the house as well as the cats, but he’s not quite ready to mingle yet. Maybe he’ll be ready shortly after Easter.
His name is from an ABR volunteer through the Name-a-Boxer program, and Ashton Martin is not even one year old yet. He’s still a little shy with hand movements but he’s learning to trust humans pretty quickly. It’s been a slow process to help him gain weight and heal physically and emotionally, but we’re beginning to see the wigglebutt and the impish gleam in his eyes.
Ashton Martin is obviously crate trained and house trained and good with dogs. His photos show a boy who will have a beautiful fawn coat with a black mask and just a touch of white for socks and chest. Ashton Martin still has some healing to do before he’s ready for his forever family, but he’s right on the doorstep now so it’s not too early to ask about him.