This new little girl is learning the wonders of family life very quickly after being left at a shelter by the people who used her as a breeder. Gertrude is only 2 years old and far too young to be churning out puppies. She is a pretty, slender brindle girl with natural ears and a natural tail. She is now spayed (whew), heartworm negative and fully vetted.

She is in a foster home with 2 male Boxer hosts and 2 elementary aged kids and a couple adults. She is learning that these male Boxers are OK and they can play and play. She loves the kids and the adults and all the things being part of a family brings, like couches and car rides and snuggles and tug-o-war, and praise. Oh, and walks too because she is very good on her walks. Of course she is house, crate and leash trained.

It makes sense that Gertrude does well with submissive male dogs. She’s had to be pretty strong to survive so far, but she’s learning quickly that other dogs and people can be trusted. Not cats though, no cats for Gertrude. This strong, beautiful girl got her name through ABR’s Name-a-Boxer program in honor of an eternal friend. I bet she will be too.

Gertrude was named by Lloyd Tatum in memory of his eternal friend, Gertie.