Tatum

Tatum was named by Lynn Tatum in memory of her father, Lloyd Tatum, who adored his boxers.
Tatum is a virtual foster recipient – thank you Rick Armontrout!

Can you resist a flashy brindle boy with a remarkable face and joie de vivre just glowing off his beautiful coat? Tatum is a 55 pound boy, headed to 60, with natural ears and a docked tail. He is listed at 4 years old but his foster mom says he plays much younger than that with her 1 year old and 7 month old puppies in the home. He is learning to respect that the older Boxer in the home doesn’t play much. Tatum likes to curl up next to the 7 and 9 year old skin kids when it’s time to relax.

Tatum apparently lived outside most of his life until now as he has some callouses on bony parts that will gradually resolve now he is a family dog. He is quickly learning house rules, how to be a good pack member, and how to live with humans. He is doing great at all of it and doesn’t even jump up on the kids, even though he really is a Boxer. He seems quite smitten with his new life and has become a Velcro dog, when he’s not playing with his fur buddies.

He is healthy, fully vetted and heartworm positive. He is not symptomatic and treatment need not be difficult now, but as always ABR will explain treatment options. Tatum loves toys, especially squeaky ones, stuffed ones, kongs, chew bones; Mr. Inquisitive loves them all. He is house, crate and leash trained and pops through the dog door at will. He is a sweet, lovable boy who is learning fast and is eager to learn more.