Hope

Jessi Loey is Hope’s virtual foster.

Hope was named by Cassandra Pena in honor of Hope Stodghill White, who helped save a boxer.

Hope is a petite , 6 year old, flashy fawn female. She was emaciated and fearful when she came to ABR, but regular meals, consistent boundaries and lots of love have turned both of those around. She lives with another Boxer and an experienced foster mom, both of whom helped her learn her new life can be pretty comfortable. Hope is heartworm negative and has a mass on one leg that will be removed.

She’s pretty smart and learns quickly as she is eager to please. She does well on leash and is OK with a crate. Like many of our middle aged and senior female Boxers, she can be sporadically incontinent. Well timed walks and medication can help her resolve this tiny issue. Hope gets along with other dogs and loves to play; even though she is the submissive one she is the one making all the noise, with her tail wagging like a propeller. She does not currently live with cats or kids although she has acted properly with kids she has met.

It took some time and some persistence to help Hope get past her trepidation around people. She is still initially cautious with people she does not know, until they show her they are friendly. Hope is a very pretty girl who has come a very long way on her journey to a forever family. Sometimes the wounds we can’t see are the deepest ones requiring consistent structure, love and guidance to heal, so the wounded can feel safe and secure.