Rafiki (Give a Dog a Name)


Status: Adopted

Gender: Male

State: Maryland

FA #: 11

Tag #: 00074

Age: 7 months

Date of Birth: 08/01/2022

Weight: 32 lbs

Hair Color: Fawn

Ears: Natural ears

Tail: Natural tail

Reported Good With: Female Dogs

Kids Age Range: Kids 8 and older

Message for “Name a Dog” donation:
We are naming this boy after the Lion King’s famous monkey, Rafiki.
– Stephanie Matthews

Rafiki is settling in well at his foster home. His favorite things are snuggling with his foster parents and hanging out with his fur-sister, a female boxer. Rafiki is working on his housetraining and has been making progress. He is a really sweet boy who would love a forever home with a fenced yard and a female dog to help him continue to build his confidence.

Rafiki and his three littermates were surrendered to a shelter when their owners moved across the country and their new rental did not allow dogs. All four boxers were very fearful in the shelter, so a plea was placed for rescue help. They were feeding off each other’s fear and have been making much better progress after being separated. They are very food motivated and each will need a patient home to socialize them and to help them build their confidence. It would be beneficial for them to be placed with a confident dog of the opposite sex and a securely fenced yard. Rafiki is 7 months old and has just arrived at his new foster home in Maryland. He is currently in foster with a female boxer. We will update Rafiki’s page once he settles in and his foster family gets to know him better.