Danny Boy, also known as mushy faced wiggle butt, came to us due to the unexpected death of his owner. Danny Boy had been in the home for at least 2 days with his deceased loved one before anyone discovered them. Due to their grief & shock of his owner's loss, no one close to the owner would keep Danny. Since he was living just outside of NYC, a family friend brought him to Buffalo in hopes of finding a rescue to take him and avoid an almost certain death sentence in the NYC shelter system. Well, as soon as we saw him, we knew he had to become a super sized Buffalo Pug foster.
While his situation could have been extremely traumatic and life changing in a negative manner, Danny Boy is THE sweetest, most loving dog you could meet. This boxer weighs in at 90 pounds on the nose. ( Yes, we know we're supposed to be a SMALL breed rescue, but we like to say we're really an ALL breed rescue.) While Danny Boy is gentle, and would never intentionally cause another person or animal harm, the size of him could easily knock a small child down, so a home with older children is recommended. Danny Boy is a HAPPY guy, so he can jump up when excited. He also enjoys sitting in laps. He has no idea how big he is. Even though he has a nubbin for a tail, he wags and wags his whole butt. Adorable!
He has been in temporary residence with cats and small dogs. We watched him submit to a 2 pound chihuahua at our Buffalo Adoption Center. He is neutered and housebroken. He likes to go for walks, and does beautifully with a Martingale collar. He can be easily brought to attention or corrected with just a little tug. With a typical adjustable collar, he can be erratic on his leash. He also enoys car rides and watching the world go by from the back seat.
While he is crate trained, he doesn't love it, so he barks when left. A quiet, single family home would be better suited for Danny Boy, since barking can be considered disruptive in some apartments, and he previously lived with just his owner. A busy home with lots of people could stress him. To keep some sense of stability in Danny Boy's life and make his transitions easier, we are requesting that his adopter keep his current name.
He is approximately 3 Years old. Due to circumstances of his owners death we have been unable to obtain any of his records. His age is an approximation given to us by his person's loved ones. He is definitely between 2 & 4 years, with a bit of his puppy energy left. Those familiar with the Boxer breed know that they are typically an active and high energy dog well into their adult & senior years. We are certain he is going to make his new forever home a happy and loving one for many years to come. If you love Danny Boy as much as we do, submit your adoption application today!