Mikey up for Adoption

Here's What You Need To Know:

  • Pet's Location : Wantagh, New York
  • Pet's Age : Young adult
  • Pet's Breed : boxer
  • Pet's Gender : Male
  • Pet's Size : large
  • Pet good with other pets? : Yes
  • Pet good with kids? : Unsure
  • Pet good with cats? : No
  • Is the rescue able to transport the dog to owner's location? : No, Application and Meet and Greet Required

Mikey is our 1 1/2 year old Boxer mix (we have his DNA results!) Who was found as a stray on someone’s property and brought here. He’s a gentle soul, just out of puppyhood who loves snuggling up for pets, tossing his toys around and especially playing with other dogs. He’s a star in the playgroups who display’s appropriate boundaries while running around with other dogs.

During his time with a foster family, he learned to be respectful of the senior dog there and happily shared his toys with no resource guarding (including food!) Mikey is enthusiastic with toys when playing with people, so he’s learning to wait and take toys on cue. Mikey can be reactive on leash, especially in new places, so we suggest continued training in his new home. His foster reported that he enjoyed baths (including the dryer) and has been a dream riding in the car.

We hear he mastered house training quickly in his foster home, indicating when he needed to go out. He is a smart, energetic dog who learns commands quickly and is crate trained. Although he would thrive living with another dog, over all, Mikey would do well in a home that provides structure with fun activities including walks and playtime with other dogs. If you would like more information, contact our placement team at the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter: E: [email protected] E: [email protected] E: [email protected] T. 516.785.5220