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Reuben (UPDATED!)

Minimum Donation: $220 220 $


My friends call me Reuben and in my eyes everyone is my new best friend! Let me tell you a bit about myself, starting off with some of my favorite things!

I love getting out and seeing what this world has to offer. Walks and car rides are both great options and I’ll never say no to either! Sometimes the lady at Starbucks even gives me whipped cream. I like that lady, and she tells me that I’m her best customer.

One of my other favs is to sun myself in my yard. I’m not a digger but I love having a giant stick to chew on while I watch people and their dogs walk past my fence. I’m generally very good in the yard - I only rarely bark when people walk by and I’ve never tried to hop the fence. Another good yard activity is chasing the sprinkler or the hose. One day I’m gonna catch that water, I just know it!

My absolute #1 favorite thing is affection and to be with my people. I love belly rubs, ear scratches, sitting in laps, giving sloppy kisses and cuddling on the couch. Quality play time with the humans is also great - whether it’s tug of war with my giant rope toy or chase around the house, I’m just so happy to hang out with them!

I have two K9 foster brothers and while I get along fine with one of them, I don’t see eye to eye with the other one and we have to stay separated. With some help and diligence I could live with the right friend, but I may never be a good dog park dog.

I’m a smart boy who loves treats. I’d love to show you all my tricks sometime, the list keeps growing because I’m learning all the time! I hope my furever family will be excited about and dedicated to continuing my training because it really helps me to be a good boy and I love it a lot! Learning is particularly important for me because I’m what my foster parents call “opinionated”. Knowing and following the household rules and boundaries is super helpful and encourages me to be the best boy I can be.

I mostly nap or chew on a toy while my foster parents work from home during the day, but as a cuddle bug I sometimes need midday snuggles. I think my foster parents secretly like the break, and I know that their co-workers love it when I make Zoom appearances.

I hope I get to meet you someday! I always love making new friends!


Age: 1 year old
Looks Like: Boxer mix
Gender: Male
Available for Adoption NOW
Cats: No
Good with Kids Children over 10
Est. Adult Weight: 50 lbs