Neighbors are trying to give me a boxer pup.

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Boxer Spike

Boxer Buddy
Yesterday I was outside and my neighbor approached me about the dog we have been fostering until Friday. She says she wished that she knew that we were getting another dog. I explained she is only a foster until Friday. Apparently my neighbors aunt passed away, leaving behind a 6 month old white female boxer pup. I am of course terribly sad for pup, but say, "Oh please don't tell me that! There is no way my husband will let us have another dog. Especially with Spike only about 9 months old." she continued telling me about the sweet pup and how cute she is. Of course I am drawn in so I inquired about whether she could hear. They said yes, then continued with the following: She was in a completely white litter. (warning bells here, white boxer breeding perhaps) then even worse, they tell me that one pup from her litter was born with only one eye, ear, and no front legs! I feel heartbroken for this baby losing her owner, but there is no way I could deal with the heartbreak that might come to me & my family knowing what little medical history I know of her. For now puppy is with her niece, hopefully they decide to keep her permanently. It just sounds like a sad situation. Thoughts?
 

jblackjr

Boxer Booster
Bless those poor puppies. That's so sad that people are that ignorant to breed dogs like that when they clearly have no clue what the he'll they are doing. I feel so sorry for the puppy with no home, but if I were you I think I would have to politely so no thanks. Worrying about the health issues it could have and having to take care of them if it does would take too much time away from the puppy you have now. Such a bad situation to be in.
 

Boxer Spike

Boxer Buddy
I am fostering for a group that supports our local humane society. We are a sort of go between for rescues out of state. For example, my foster had to be quarantined outside of the shelter for 10 days prior to being transfered to a rescue in Connecticut. Our goal is to get shelter dogs into rescues. I wouldn't want to refer them to the shelter. They all love this pup, and since my husband is a vet, they thought we would be a perfect fit. I just don't think the realize the potential for health problems for this little sweetie.
 
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