Star (Memorial)


Status: Memorial

Gender: Female

State: Maryland

FA #: 11

Tag #: 00046

Age: 10 years

Date of Birth:


Hair Color: White

Ears: Natural ears

Tail: Docked tail

Reported Good With: Children Under 12, Children 12 & Older, Cats, Male Dogs

Kids Age Range: Kids All Ages

4/13/22 – MEMORIAL
Star came to AABR after being kicked out of her house when her owner married and the new spouse wanted her out. She was a sweet senior girl – it is hard to believe anyone would let her go to spend her remaining days with strangers. We took her in just before Christmas. Star was in rough shape from the start – she had explosive diarrhea the first 24 hours from the stress of traveling to a strange home. She was filthy and had been covered in fleas. Her coat was thin. Star got a bath and flea treatments. She got a jacket. She met her foster siblings. Star learned to use the doggy door within a week. Before we knew it, Star had the routine down! She knew just where the treats were kept, found her favorite cozy spot on the couch, and she loved seeing the leash come out. Star even enjoyed getting a turn through the dog jump course in the front yard. She was spoiled and loved. In the last week, Star become slow, disoriented, and just not herself. We took her to the vet for an assessment and sadly the Xrays revealed her lungs were full of tumors. In the end, Star just couldn’t catch her breath. We led her across the rainbow bridge and told her what a good, brave girl she was and how much she was loved. RIP, sweet girl.

Star is a beautiful and easygoing senior boxer girl. Her age doesn’t slow her down, though. Star lets her foster family know the important things, such as if somebody is at the door or if she is hungry. She spends most of her time napping, but she also enjoys walks and patrolling the yard. Star gets along with absolutely everyone and everything – adults, kids, cats, and even birds! She is looking for a loving home to spend her senior years. Star has been diagnosed with Cushings, which increases her thirst and urination. For this reason, she would do best with somebody who is home to allow her access to water and potty breaks.

Star is a super sweet senior dog who is great with children, cats, and dogs. She would enjoy the company of another dog in her forever home, but it would not be necessary as long as her humans are around. Since arriving at her foster home, Star has learned to use the doggy door. As long as she gets out enough, Star is completely housebroken. She walks great on leash and loves to go for walks. Although she is a senior, Star still has some boxer spunk and is happy to show off her tricks. Results of Star’s vet visits indicated that she does have Cushings. Star drinks a lot, but otherwise is very healthy and happy.

Star is a 10 yr old female boxer who was kicked out of her home by the owner’s new husband. An animal group in her area was able to convince the owner that it would be better for Star to be surrendered to rescue than to live outside in the cold. They then helped transport Star to a foster home in Maryland with AABR. Star is both dog and cat friendly. Upon arrival, we noticed that Star was drinking a lot of water. We will be getting Star to AABR’s rescue vet to complete additional testing.