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Drake Boxer Arlington, WA

  • Young
  • Male
  • Medium
  • Tricolor (Brown, Black, & White) , White / Cream


Coat length
Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered, special needs. Drake is deaf.
Good in a home with
Prefers a home without

Meet Drake

This handsome hunk is Drake! He is around 6 years old, neutered, up-to-date on vaccines, microchipped, and deaf.

Drake has come a long way since entering MLBR’s program in May 2017. The shelter he came from reported very destructive behaviors from Drake because he tried everything he could to escape his enclosures, sometimes injuring himself in the process. Drake was with MLBR for about a month before one of our trainers/fosters realized he was completely deaf. With that realization, and with the subsequent shift to using hand-signals versus verbal communication, the floodgates opened, and Drake discovered that interacting with humans was worthwhile and meaningful.

Drake has been quick to learn and willing to please. His training in basic obedience continues. On-leash, he is excellent with sit, down, and walking on a loose leash; still improving on stay. Drake has excellent potential and willingness to bond with a handler; and now at this stage in his training, would be an excellent time for an adopter to enter his life. Previous experience with a deaf dog is helpful, but not necessarily required. Prospective adopters must be on-board in recognizing the need for training and the time it takes to attain reliable behaviors that will keep a deaf dog safe.

Drake can be crated using a special wire crate that his trainer is willing to send with him. Drake's ideal forever home would consist of his very own adults, and children 12 years or older would also be a good fit. Placement as a second dog to an adult female is also possible, depending on the temperament of the resident female. No cats for Drake as he does display a prey drive toward small animals.

Drake really is a wonderful Boxer-boy, very loving, and quick to wiggle and give kisses. He simply needs a forever home where he can have a strong leader who will continue with his training and keep him safe and happy. If you believe Drake is the pup you’ve been looking for, please let us know by submitting an adoption application -

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