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Kolache remembers what it is like to be part of a family and to be loved. He had that once. He had a family with a skin sibling and a fur sister. He had food in his belly and a roof over his head. As the family’s circumstances changed though, so did Kolache’s and outside he went. For the first year, he spent his days outside with his fur sister and they came in at night. The second year they were no longer allowed to come inside at all. Then his fur sister got adopted. Kolache was left all alone, in the sun, the wind, and the rain for the next 8 months. He only got about half of what a boxer needs to eat a day.
But he’s inside now and will be for the rest of his life! Kolache is a sweet, gentle soul who remembers how to be a well behaved house guest. He is calm and doesn’t jump or counter surf or get on furniture. Instead he leans. When you bend down to give him attention and loves, he will slowly put his body next to yours and lean in. Like every boxer he enjoys a good butt scratch, but what he likes the most is to have his chin and neck rubbed. Once you hit the spot with just the right amount of pressure he will let happy boxer snort/sigh. Is there a better sound than happy boxer? He will occasionally help himself to a little snack from the food bag, but he has been hungry for a long time so his foster home kind of gives him a pass.
Kolache has been diagnosed with hypothyroidism, which is very treatable with inexpensive medication. He struggles with excessive thirst and urination, but we are hopeful that the medication will alleviate that considerably. He looks a bit worse for wear after being outside for so long, but we are also hopeful that the thyroid medication will get him glossy again. He just started the medication and it will take 30 days to make sure we have the dosage right; he will be available for adoption after we have confirmed he is at the right level. He takes his pill easily with peanut butter.
If you need a buddy to lean on and an empty dog bed that needs to be filled, Kolache might be your dude. Contact his foster home and let the happy snorts commence!
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