About Pearl *DEAF*
- Status: Adopted!
- Adoption Fee: $160.69
- Species: Dog
- Rescue ID: 16-130/20-01
- General Color: White
- Current Size: 30 Pounds
- Current Age: 7 Years 1 Month (best estimate)
Pearl will steal your heart! A puppy mill girl who originally hails from Texas, Pearl first came to Minnesota Boxer Rescue in December of 2016 and has been recently returned. Pearl is a ~6+ year old amazingly soft, petite, spritely, deaf white boxer girl weighing in at ~35+ lbs. She has lots of energy and her antics will bring you joy and laughter; wiggly, smart, curious, athletic, and she likes to ‘talk!’ With a twinkle in her eye, she loves to play with and throw her rope or toy in the air and pounce or quietly look outside through windows watching squirrels and passersby.
Pearl is gaining confidence and best practices in our household.
She is potty and crate trained. Other training includes discouraging rough play, learning not to jump on people, heel on walks, and being recalled when directed. She has all but quit barking when crated in the evening and has been sleeping soundly through the night into morning. Her crate has been located in the bedroom where she has clear sight of her people. Crating during the day continues to be challenging. Pearl barks when initially kenneled and intermittently thereafter. She may just want to know where her people are and this may cause some separation anxiety when she can’t explore to find them. Pearl is being trained to stay off furniture and beds and is learning to settle into her own bed on the floor next to her people and enjoys snuggling, scratches, reading, movies, and is very gentle in her interactions. Guided daily exercise has been beneficial in accomplishing these marks. Although she is just getting acclimated to our home her walks have already become a favorite part of her routine!
Pearl will be well served as she learns that her people are in charge, have clear expectations and commands. Pearl will do best in a home that is very structured, provides guidance, consistent boundaries and routines throughout the day. A fenced in yard is great for her to burn off energy and explore safely, but this boxer girl will also require walks, hikes, or runs for her to benefit from the additional ongoing work and training that stimulates her mentally. Pearl is an amazing gift with her unique and wonderful personality and will continue to blossom in her forever home with patience and clear direction.
-Fenced yard preferable.
-Single family home with no shared walls.
-Pearl will do best in a home with no other pets or small children.
Stay tuned for more on Pearl as she settles in with her foster family.
UPDATE: Pearl's potty-training has really taken hold now and she is doing great with letting you know she needs to go out. Pearl is also learning to be comfortable in her crate. The foster mom sees Pearl being a great jogging partner and even a great agility dog with the proper training.
Pearl is an amazingly soft petite spritely deaf white boxer girl weighing in at only 30 lbs. The daughter of Bree, she is very smart, curious, athletic, and takes cues from her mom. With a twinkle in her eyes, she loves to play tug and pounce and at three+ years has an abundance of energy and her antics will bring you laughter and joy. Another favorite pastime of Pearl's is quietly looking outside through windows watching squirrels and passersby. Pearl is not fully house or crate trained, but even in just a week she has learned and is gaining best practices. We anticipate that this will only get better as the weather warms and she finds even more delight in being outside. Pearl will also want to snuggle on your lap and is very gentle in all her interactions. She will do very well as she learns, practices more sign language, and commands. Pearl will do best in a home that will provides guidance, routine structure throughout the day and is interested in continued training and daily physical exercise.