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Hank ADOPTED:) Boxer & Pit Bull Terrier Mix Waverly, IA

  • Adult
  • Male
  • Medium
  • Brindle


Coat length
Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
Good in a home with
Other dogs, children.
Adoption fee

Meet Hank ADOPTED:)

WE ARE NOT A SHELTER. WE ARE A NO-KILL 501-C-3 NON-PROFIT RESCUE: To see an animal, you must fill out an application first and then once approved, we can set up for you to meet the animal you are interested in.

Here is the Dog Application that you can copy and paste into a browser:

Hank was a stray and his time was up in a kill shelter in Kansas. A WPR volunteer was adopting a dog from this shelter in Kansas, and decided to take Hank too so that he would not be put down the next day. They knew Hank could be a WPR dog. They just couldn't leave him knowing he would be put down. So Hank is now a Waverly Pet Rescue dog. He is living in a foster home. He is up to date on shots, tested heartworm negative, and neutered.

Hank is about 3 years old as of May 2019. We have had him for a couple of weeks now and he is doing well! He has not been around cats or children yet.

5/17/19: So we picked up Hank last night. He is such a sweet boy, but very timid. Unsure of everything. But, he has already made great improvements in the 24 hours we have had him. It will just take some time to make him understand that he is in a safe place and everything is okay. I think he will be a great dog. He is very loving. No aggression at all. He is eating good too. And getting along great with our dog. In fact, I think it helped having our dog. She kind of shows him the ropes sometimes. He has done great with the kennel as well, and so far seems as though he is housebroke.

5/26/19: My daughter is interning at a vet clinic this summer so she showed some pictures of Hank to another employee and they think that he is a boxer/pit bull mix. When I googled brindle boxer pit mix I got some pictures that do look a lot like Hank. He unofficially weighs 52 lbs. We weighed him here at home. Here are a few words of how I would describe Hank. Hank is a sweet boy and loves everyone. He's shy with new experiences but with patience he comes around. Gets along great with other dogs. Likes to go for walks. Housebroke. He goes in his kennel great at night, but not so much in the morning for the day. He has been destructive with cushions and blankets in his kennel during the day, but outside of his kennel he's pretty good. He really likes being around people and seems to be so happy. He's a pretty cool dog overall.

6/18/19 UPDATE: I had him briefly around a 3 yr old child and he did fine. Was a little startled by the child’s quick movements but I think children a little older would understand better. I can play with his feet and tail and he doesn’t care. I lay on him when we snuggle and play and he loves it. He has never shown any aggression at all. I think he would probably do just fine with the kids. He loves attention.

8/2/19 UPDATE: Hank is doing great! He just recently learned how to shake. He is so eager to please. I no longer have any problems getting him to go into his kennel in the morning. I get a small treat out and most of the time he heads to his kennel without me even telling him to. Otherwise, I just tell him to go "kennel up" and away he goes. He then sits in his kennel waiting while I gather toys and bones to put in his kennel with him. He loves going on walks on a leash, and enjoys playing in our little dog baby pool. He is not a barker. About the only time he barks is sometimes when he is playing with our dog. He prefers back scratches over belly rubs. Hank is a happy sweet fun dog who just wants to be loved. Hank weighs about 54 pounds now!

Will someone please adopt Hank and give him a forever home? $175.00 adoption fee.

WE ARE A NO-KILL 501-C-3 NON-PROFIT RESCUE. All donations are tax deductible. We do not have a shelter. All pets live in foster homes. We only adopt to indoor homes. To see an animal, you must fill out an application first and then once approved, we can set up for you to meet the animal you are interested in. We do background checks on all applicants. If you have assault, domestic abuse, or drug charges please do not apply. If you have questions, please send an email to

All animals see a vet for shots and normal exams. If they appear healthy and there are no obvious health concerns, then extensive testing is not done. This is normal procedure for pet rescues and shelters.
Waverly Pet Rescue puts a lot of money into medical care for each dog and cat we take in. $300 is the average cost for basic care. This does not include if the animal had an injury, required extra flea / ear mite treatments, or needed extra days at the vet office.

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