We recently adopted a boxer, Tommy. He is a small guy of about 50 pounds. He is approximately 3 or 4 years old. He was a stray and was rescued in CT. He has been with us since mid April this year. His markings are "perfect". He is fawn with some nice white feet and chest. We understand that it may take some time for him to "trust" us and believe that no one is coming to take him away. He now is very comfortable with the four of us (including 8 and 11 year old girls), but any other people are quite a different story. He seems to be VERY nervous with other people and with sounds outside the house. At times he begins to quiver and shake until either the person leaves or we remove him from their presence. We take walks every day to try and get him used to other people. He is NOT aggressive to anybody, but merely seems to mistrust everyone. We are scheduled for our first vet trip next week and I look forward to hearing from the vet about this. We are wondering if anybody has had a similar situation or experience with their adoption. And if so, how did you handle it.