Being in a high-kill shelter can be tough on any Boxer, but it’s especially hard for the older ones like Lafayette. He’s 8 or 9 years old and he lost a lot of weight, but his foster mom has figured what he likes to eat and he’s gaining it back as he regains his composure too. He’s a handsome fawn fellow with white paws and chest and the black Boxer muzzle. He earned those gray highlights too. He’s going to be a big, heartworm negative sweetheart in a little bit.

Lafayette lives with a couple other dogs, some cats and a couple of young skin kids. What a wonderful change from that shelter. He has a dog door so he can go outside until he’s too hot and then come plop on the cool tile floor for a nap. Inside, outside, people, friends, food, what a life. Lafayette is gradually gaining energy and handling his bounty with grace. He’s very gentle and has excellent manners. Of course he is house, crate and leash trained.

Lafayette is really a gentle, solid old soul who makes life just a bit better for those around him. He follows the men around the house and yard all day and sleeps on his bed next to mom at night. He will be a wonderful addition to a family who needs an older, calmer, wiser Boxer.

Lafayette was named by Ken & Carolyn Johnson in memory of an unforgettable character.