Boxer, Pit Bull Terrier, Mixed
Tricolor (Tan, Brown & Black & White)
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We love this big, sweet boy (he weighs about 69 lbs) and he has so many amazing qualities! He has just one behavior that is holding him back - Drax is a resource guarder. What that means is Drax does not like it when someone comes near him when he has a toy, or a bowl of food, or long-lasting treats. He needs his space when he's eating. Drax needs plenty of time and patience to help him learn you can be trusted. We don't know how or why he developed this behavior. What we do know is that Drax communicates very clearly, and this is a very manageable behavior. Now, to the good stuff! Drax craves affection and attention from his humans. He was a well-behaved house guest in foster last year. His foster noticed the resource guarding but was mindful of his needs and there were no issues. During a recent training session, our trainer said, `Drax is a pretty fragile soul but he's also clearly filled with the desire to explore and engage with a little help from his friends.` We saw that firsthand when Drax joined other shelter dogs on a hike. He enjoyed riding in the car, walked nicely on leash, and he loved smelling all the new things and meeting new people! Due to his resource guarding, Drax cannot live in a home with children or one with many visitors. He loves his dog friends and we think life would be so much more fulfilling for him if he had a doggy sibling - big or small! Drax likes kitties too! He needs someone willing to accept him for who he is, who will follow our trainer's guidance on how to safely manage and help de-escalate his guarding tendencies, and who will love this tender pup. Drax goes home with support from the Orange Dot Crew (a volunteer advocacy group at AAC), a goody bag of enrichment items, and free training support thanks to Friends of AAC!


  1. American Humane Association
  2. Peeva
  3. American Veterinary Medical Association
  4. Veterinary Information Network
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